NYC’s Brookly Queens Expressway (BQE) neighbors present city with united vision for highway’s rehab

A dozen community groups representing residents along the BQE presented the city with a united vision, setting out their common expectations for the highway’s reconstruction. The groups want a plan that will reunite communities long divided by the roadway and put the brakes on “car culture.”

The 12 organizations, which represent neighborhoods from Carroll Gardens to Vinegar Hill, have joined forces to present a common vision for the BQE rehab, Cobble Hill Association President Amy Breedlove told the crowd at the organization’s annual meeting Tuesday evening. Though preserving the landmarked Brooklyn Heights Promenade is among the coalition’s demands, the vision intends to speak across individual neighborhood interests to convey a bigger picture, Breedlove said.