In Downtown Brooklyn, a difference of opinion on the BQX
Since its inception in February, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed $2.5 billion Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) streetcar line has been a hot topic of discussion.
The trolley, which would run from Sunset Park to Astoria, Queens, has been praised by some as a necessary step towards serving transit-starved communities, but it has also been criticized by others who believe that the project is fueled by developers and is a waste of money.
The line’s proposed route would run from Sunset Park through Gowanus, Red Hook, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, the Navy Yard, Williamsburg and Greenpoint before entering Long Island City and Astoria.
Downtown Brooklyn is one of the neighborhoods along the streetcar’s proposed corridor where a difference of opinion exists between constituents.