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Highway Boondoggles 2023: Is the BQE the Queen of All Boondoggles?

Built between 1937 and 1964, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is an enduring symbol of the destructive, car-centric transportation planning of the early- to mid-20th century.

November 29, 2023

Who Gets Peace and Quiet?: Urban Noise During Covid

During the stay-at-home advisories of 2020, the world quieted. As a community noise researcher, I felt the changes acutely.

October 18, 2023

Why Democrats and Republicans Alike Keep Expanding Highways

It’s not too late for their state to chart a better path forward — but politics gets in the way.

September 14, 2023

Brooklyn Electeds Demand State Embrace Park Over BQE Trench in Williamsburg

"We're calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to be a co-applicant alongside the City of New York for federal funding to finally deck the BQE," said Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso.

June 21, 2023

Even DOT Admits Its Plan for BQE Ramps Has Serious ‘Trade-Offs’ as Locals Fight Cars

Officials acknowledged shortcomings with each concept, but defended all three as “focusing on safety and enhanced connections” with the potential to reunite Van Voorhees Park, which is currently bifurcated by the Staten Island-bound on- and off-ramps.

June 16, 2023