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Prep for BQE Rehab Happening on Promenade

What’s that weird looking contraption on the Promenade? As reported by Mary Frost, the DOT is conducting environmental testing in thirty locations between Atlantic Avenue and Sands street in preparation for the $1.9 billion dollar rehabilitation of the BQE. Opened in 1951, The Promenade comprises the top level of the roadway’s 70 year old triple cantilever. […]

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Trucks Banned from BQE?

The Post reports that portions of the BQE may eventually become so unstable that trucks would need to be banned from the most at-risk sections.   Unless the City’s DOT can convince Albany to a approve “design/build” process-one that “allows both the project’s design and construction to be bid on and completed by the same contractor”-Brooklyn Heights residents […]

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Solutions Mulled for Easing Brooklyn Bridge Promenade Congestion

It always seems like a great idea: on a beautiful day, a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, or maybe a stroll preceding a subway ride uptown. It’s a great idea: until you actually get to the Bridge. Aside from early mornings and late evenings, trying to cross the Bridge on foot or two wheels seems […]

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BQE Rehab Update in Metro Tech Monday Night

On Monday, Dec. 11 at 5 pm, the Department of Transportation’s Division of Bridges will present an update on the BQE rehab project, including information on the project’s progress and 2018 next steps. The event takes place at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 6 Metro Tech Center, the Maker Space Event Space, 1st Floor. RSVP […]

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Montague Street Sidewalk Construction: Wrapped!

At the end of August, the sidewalk in front of 111-115 Montague Street became a battle zone as infrastructure construction work below was set to ensue for three months. Affected buildings included the Chinese Hand Laundry, McCurdy Real Estate, Peerless Shoe Repair, Connecticut Muffin and Subway. At the time, BHB noted that crews had done […]

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Montague Street Sidewalk Construction: Controlled Chaos

As reported by BHB August 14, the sidewalk in front of the span from 111 to 115 Montague Street will be a battle zone as infrastructure construction work below ensues for the next three months. Affected buildings include the Chinese Hand Laundry, McCurdy Real Estate, Peerless Shoe Repair, Connecticut Muffin and Subway sandwiches. However, by […]

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Construction On Hicks Progresses, Serenity On Remsen Regresses

The sidewalk reconstruction bedlam in front of 200 Hicks Street at Montague is rapidly easing, as progress moves forward at a nice clip. Over the weekend, a hole in front of the residential building was getting wider and deeper, but as of Thursday, fresh white cement curbs have been poured and reshaped at the corner, […]

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Clamorous Construction Continues Messing Up Montague

After crews spent a month widening the corners of Montague Street at Henry Street and another few weeks digging a sizable hole for telephone work in front of the Bossert Hotel—and separately replacing pipes & cables there—now the cacophonous construction mayhem has moved across the street in front of 200 Hicks Street. You can’t escape […]

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Ratt-A-Tatt: Megalophonous Mayhem On Montague Street

The lower stretch of Brooklyn Heights along Montague and Hicks streets sounded like a war zone late Wednesday morning, with a cacophony of outdoor projects in the works. The street is blocked off in front of the Bossert Hotel, as Verizon is digging a sizable hole for telephone work (according to a worker). A block […]

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Late-Night Construction in Brooklyn Heights

This from a BHB reader: This picture depicts the scene at the corner of Pierrepont & Willow Streets at 10pm last night. The workers were approached by numerous people and asked to stop putting up the scaffolding. They refused, saying they had to finish the job and work through the night.

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