Corey Johnson Would Consider BQE Teardown — If Someone Presents It

Council Speaker Corey Johnson, surrounded by Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill residents who support covering over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to benefit their neighborhoods, said he'd love to tear down the roadway, if there is a "responsible" plan to do so. Photo: Gersh Kuntzman

This is where the rubber has to hit the road, people.

Council Speaker Corey Johnson dismissed the notion of simply tearing down the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway — but only, he told Streetsblog, because no one has put forward a "responsible" plan for dealing with the 150,000 cars and 25,000 trucks that use the highway every day.

"If there is [a way to do it], I'm all ears," the speaker said.

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