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City Council Hires Firm To Study BQE Options

Mary Frost reports in the Eagle that the City Coucil has decided it needs a new perspective regarding the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The council has selected multinational engineering firm Arup to provide “independent, outside expertise” on the city Department of Transportation’s plans, according to [Council Speaker Corey] Johnson’s office. According to the […]

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Transit Authority President To Meet With Community About Clark Street Elevator Repair

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that Transit Authority President Andy Byford will be at a town hall meeting at St. Francis College on Monday, September 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM to discuss and answer questions about plans for repair of the elevators at the Clark Street station, which serves the 2 and 3 subway […]

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Elected Officials Press DOT on BQE Plans

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that local elected officials; federal. state, and local, have joined to sign a letter to New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, asking for clarification concerning the plans for repair or reconstruction of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade. The […]

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Air Show Thursday Morning; View from Promenade

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that, this Thursday morning, August 22 at 9:30, four precision flying teams: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds (photo); the U.S. Navy Blue Angels; the Royal Air Force Red Arrows; and the F-35 II Lightning Demo Team, will fly past the lower end of Manhattan. Approaching the Statue of Liberty, they […]

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Brooklyn Heights Vies in Greenery, Ties in Drinking Contest (with Help from Fort Greene)

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest, conducted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, is close to its conclusion. Montague Street, she reports, is a finalist in the Greenest Commercial Block division. Montague was nominated by the Montague Street BID and its entry is being effected by “[t]he talented and passionate […]

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Eagle’s Mary Frost Goes Deep With New BHA Exec Director

The Eagle’s Mary Frost interviewed in depth the new Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Lara Birnback. Ms. Birnback is a California native, but has lived in the Heights for many years. Her husband grew up here. She has extensive experience in community development in the U.S. and abroad. As a Heights resident she is aware […]

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Scissura: BQE Panel Faces “Daunting Task”

Carlo Scissura, chair of the panel appointed by Mayor de Blasio to study the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, told Mary Frost of the Eagle that the panel must undertake “a daunting task.” He said that, contrary to the expectations of many, the panel’s work is not to evaluate the many proposals for BQE […]

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BHA Has Two New BQE Plans

It’s not quite to the point that there are more alternative plans for the rehabilitation of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights than there are aspirants to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. As the Eagle’s Mary Frost reports, the Brooklyn Heights Association has presented two new plans, both by the firm […]

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First Word From BQE Panel; Website Available

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that the panel studying options for the Brooklyn Queens Expressway has issued its first report. It has begun studying the various proposals as well as existing structural conditions and traffic flows, and is meeting with potentially affected or interested agencies as well as community groups. The Panel’s chairman, Carlo Scissura, […]

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City Council Member Proposes “Bill of Rights” For Communities Affected by Film Shoots

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reports that City Council Member Inez Barron, whose district includes East New York and New Lots, has introduced a bill that would create a community and media Bill of Rights, with the aim of producing clear and consistent guidelines for production companies. The bill would provide rules regarding parking, […]

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