Brooklyn Heights

BQE rehab plan would put roadway over Brooklyn Bridge walkway, blocking views of skyline

January 28, 2019 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Photo courtesy of A Better Way NYC

The Brooklyn Heights civic group A Better Way NYC has created a rendering of what the city’s plan to install a temporary roadway over and perpendicular to the pedestrian-bicycle path on the Brooklyn Bridge would look like.

The rendering show the unsightly overpass blocking such landmarks as 1 World Trade Center and the bridge’s western suspension tower.

Hilary Jager, a spokeswoman for A Better Way, told the New York Post, “The city’s ill-conceived closed-door plan won’t just dump pollution onto the doorsteps of thousands of families, it’ll desecrate two New York City icons.”

The city’s $3.4 billion reconstruction plan would also construct a temporary six-lane highway on top of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, a story the Brooklyn Eagle has covered numerous times.

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