Brooklynites Blast de Blasio’s ‘Expert Panel’ for BQE

April 4, 2019 | By Kevin Duggan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new ‘expert panel’ for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway lacks watchdogs from elected offices or neighborhood associations, according to the attendees of a Wednesday town hall.

Civic associations, residents, politicians, and most recently, the international architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group, have all floated their ideas for the beleaguered roadway.

The Dumbo-based architects, along with Heights local Mark Baker and architect Marc Wouters laid out their ideas to locals at the town hall who applauded the proposals.

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