Scene: You, deciding to take a scenic, leisurely stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge. You, impeded by selfie-taking tourists. You, side-swiped by Tour-de-France-in-training cyclists. (I kid! I kid! Kind of.) Who among us has not grimly wished that SOMEBODY please do SOMETHING about the non-vehicular traffic on the Bridge? Fret not, neighbors: Our City Council has […]
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According to the BHA, Thursday’s meeting has been moved to the Ingersoll Houses Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue at the corner of Prince Street. The meeting will begin at 6:30 and doors open at 5:30 PM.
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. […]
Over the last few weeks, those little multi-colored notices on trees and street signs have flourished almost as efflorescently as the white blossoms that are harbingers of spring in our neighborhood. Locals, though, don’t welcome the signs with quite as much enthusiasm as they do the blossoms. The Brooklyn Eagle reports what we always know to be […]
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 […]
DNAinfo reports that parts of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade might well need to be closed when re-construction of the BQE begins…whenever it will actually begin. “We would like to keep as much of it open as we can,” Bob Collyer, the city’s chief bridge engineer, said at a Tuesday night meeting. “If we need to […]
Senator Squadron’s office kindly forwarded an email alert from Community Board 2 regarding upcoming repairs and resurfacing of the BQE between Tillary and Atlantic Avenues. QUEENS BOUND JULY 19th – 23rd: “The work will begin with milling in the Queens-bound direction in the early-morning hours on Tuesday, July 19. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning, […]
Residents of Brooklyn Heights have long complained about the trucks and vehicles that have used the neighborhood’s quiet streets as a detour to avoid the traffic on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. In five years, that traffic might get a whole lot worse. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the neighborhood may well see an […]
The Department of Transportation begins work this week on a project aimed at easing congestion in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. Improvements will be made on Hicks Street, near Atlantic Avenue and the BQE, “where speeding and heavy traffic have been a longtime concern for community members,” according to news reports. DOT will add planters […]
Design for the 115,000-square-foot cycling & recreational Fieldhouse planned near Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 has been tweaked, with additional space for sports other than cycling and fewer spectator seats for cycling events, but critics still want to apply the brakes to the controversial project. Greg Brooks, executive director of New York City Fieldhouse Inc., […]
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