City Council Examines Potential Fixes For the Crumbling BQE

Febrary 25, 2020 Bobby Cuza

No one seems to agree how to fix the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: After a plan that would have closed the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for six years sparked outrage in the neighborhood, the city backed off.

Then came proposals from an expert panel, outside groups, and just this week, the City Council — though, in a twist, the council speaker is non-committal.

“I want to be clear that I haven’t endorsed any singular plan,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said before a council hearing on possible solutions Tuesday morning. “Today is really about just getting all the information out there.”

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