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DOT Could Close Dangerous BQE Entrance at Atlantic Av.

The ramp is one of the worst-designed pieces of road infrastructure in the city.

June 21, 2024

Environmental Groups Join to Fight Adams’s BQE Reconstruction

Rebuilding the Moses-era highway for another century is not environmental justice.

April 11, 2024

City: BQE Must Be Rebuilt to Last a Century … To Prevent More Pollution

Paging Mr. Orwell: Doubling down on the Robert Moses highway is actually good for neighborhoods nearby, the city claims.

March 21, 2024

Community Board Backs DOT Road Diet for Brooklyn’s Deadly Third Av.

“This is just a beginning of what we could do to fix our community,” said one board member. “This is not done, this is not where we finish off.”

February 23, 2024

US DOT Rejection of City Request for BQE ‘Enhancement’ is Good News, Advocates Say

"It's good news because it’s a bad project,” said one activist about the feds' rejection of funds to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

February 7, 2024

… And the Biggest Failures and Disappointments of 2023

Let's be real, 2023 was not a good year for livable streets.

December 28, 2023

Groups Call on Hochul to Stop City’s ‘Predetermined’ Plan to Keep BQE

"The existing process will only lead to billions of city and state taxpayer dollars spent to simply preserve the failed and dangerous BQE with a Band-Aid," the groups said.

December 18, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines: BQE Patchwork Edition

The city will close the Queens-bound BQE between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street for one weekend next month. Plus more news.

September 19, 2023

City Seeks $800M from Feds to ‘Repair and Enhance’ Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

“It’s sad to see the city’s text invoking the negative history of urban highway construction while seeking to cement that legacy for the rest of the 21st century,” said one activist.

August 21, 2023

Civic Groups Slam Mayor’s ‘Car- and Truck-Centric’ BQE Plan

The city should scrap its "car- and truck-centric" plan for the future of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in favor of a plan that discourages private car use, civic groups said.

August 18, 2023