Tag Archives | Peter King

BQE Reconstruction Meeting: No Destruction of North Heights, Willowtown

Wednesday night’s BQE EIS Stakeholder’s Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting at St. Francis College put many North Heights and Willowtown residents at ease as two scenarios that would have destroyed their homes were ruled out.  The declaration, made by NYSDOT Planning and Program Manager Peter King, came 35 minutes into the meeting which was well attended by […]

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Live Blogging BQE EIS Meeting

7pm : NYSDOT’s Peter King intros. Asks public to hold comments to end – let Stakeholder Advisory Committee ask questions as things go along. Saying it’s still a process and we “don’t haves project yet.” Adds that the BQE is old but healthy and “unlike me” it can be rejuvenated. King is confident that “at […]

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Transit Blog: NYSDOT Shot Self in Foot with BQE Planning Proposal

Transit blog Mobilizing the Region adds a dose of reality to the controversy over the  “Standard Alternative” plan presented by the New York State Department of Transportation at its May 26 BQE EIS stakeholders meeting.   That plan calls for the demolition of many homes and land in Willowtown and North Heights area in Brooklyn […]

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Holy Moses! Highway Planners Considering Condemnation of Brooklyn Heights Residences

State Department of Transportation officials studying ways to improve the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which is cantilevered on two levels below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, then curves to the northeast near Middagh, Willow, Poplar and Hicks streets, are considering a scenario under which widening of the highway would necessitate taking some residential buildings near Middagh and Willow […]

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