The Brooklyn Queens Expressway has received some positive press in the past year. The traffic-congested, noise-making eyesore was even the subject of both a film and a soundtrack by Brooklyn-based musician Sufjan Stevens.
However, now the “ugly, monolithic source of traffic and pollution and the object of scorn” (as Stevens put it in an interview with The Herald) is getting some love and attention from the folks at Community Board 6 and the NYC Economic Development Corporation.
The various neighborhood associations that border the roadway have teamed up and created the BQE Enhancement project. The project team has been developing a vision to improve the pedestrian environment in the shadow of the beastly elevated highway.
The group is having their final meeting on Monday, November 15th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. The last workshop will include presentations of the alternative beautification ideas, and their estimated costs. The workshop will be open to the public, however RSVPs are requested. The group will meet up at Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill. In the Avram Conference Center, rooms A and B.
To RSVP to the workshop, or for more information about the meeting, click the link below.