Brooklyn Broadside: Crossing BQE at Atlantic Avenue — A More Comprehensive Solution Needed
By Dennis Holt
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
BROOKLYN — We have previously commented in this space about the horrible decision by the city and state not to rebuild the BQE from Sands Street to Atlantic Avenue. In the long run, stopgap repairs will be more expensive than to do the job right.
One could spend hours talking about all the victims this misguided decision will harm. Much more is involved than bringing an outdated highway up to standards and making sure it will last.
One of the victims is Brooklyn Bridge Park, specifically the Atlantic Avenue entrance at Pier 6. Everyone has known for years that the haphazard exits and entrances to the BQE are very people-unfriendly and very dangerous. The area could be fixed by itself, but decisions to do so were postponed in anticipation of a complete BQE overhaul.