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Does Adams Want to Keep Existing BQE? Repair Plans Announced; Public Discussion Forums Coming

According to Cate Corcoran in Brownstoner, “It seems the mayor has made up his mind.” He wants to repair the triple cantilevered section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that sits below Brooklyn Heights and leave it and the rest of the highway as is, while mitigating the damage the BQE has done to other neighborhoods with […]

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“Java with Jo Anne” Thursday; BQE on the Agenda

State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, who represents Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods, will have another of her “Java with Jo Anne” sessions, this one on line or by telephone only, this Thursday, July 28, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. She will be discussing many matters of local concern, inviting local residents to express their views […]

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Mayor Adams Wants New BQE Plan

Just a month ago, we cited an AMNY report that Mayor Adams wanted to slash the budget for repairs to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, which are focused on the cantilevered portion that runs below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade, “from $225.1 million to $44.6 million, with the reduction of $180.5 million preserved for use in […]

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Adams Seeks Cut to Funding for BQE Repairs This Year

According to AMNY Mayor Adams and the city’s Department of Transportation want to reduce DOT’s budget for repair work on the crumbling Brooklyn-Queens Expressway this year from $225.1 million to $44.6 million, with the reduction of $180.5 million preserved for use in later years. The AMNY story quotes City Council Member Lincoln Restler, whose district […]

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Adams Cuts Composting Funding, Citing “Low Participation”

Gothamist reports that Mayor Eric Adams has cut money slated for expansion of the composting program from the City’s budget. He said this would save about $27.5 million over the next two years, claiming that “low participation does not justify the expense.” He described the present program as “broken” and said he would study how […]

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