Brooklyn Today March 21: Brooklyn Today: New BQE idea would create Tri-Line park, burying highway
Another day, another BQE repair plan. This one goes big, essentially extending Brooklyn Bridge Park up to the Promenade by turning the cantilevered portion of the highway into a three-tiered park called the Tri-Line. The highway itself would be moved to Furman Street and decked over with parkland. Does it have a chance? Department of Transportation officials haven’t reviewed it yet. Make sure to check out the renderings.
NEW BQE PROPOSAL WOULD CREATE ‘TRI-LINE’ PARK, BURYING HIGHWAY
CROWN HEIGHTS MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING 178 IDENTITIES IN $1M HEIST ATTEMPT
A 28-year-old was charged with stealing the identities of 178 people in an attempt to rob the Pentagon Federal Credit Union of more than $1 million.
FORT GREENE HIGH-RISE OPPONENTS HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT
If neighbors win their lawsuit against this South Portland Avenue development, it could have implications for development projects across the city.
BLACK SEED BRINGS SWEETER, TRENDIER BAGELS TO BROOKLYN
Their distinctive Montreal-New York fusion bagels are boiled in water with honey before being baked in a wood-burning oven and generously coated with seeds.
NEW YORK’S FIRST COMMERCIAL SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES COMING TO BROOKLYN NAVY YARD
The cars, provided by a Boston-based technology company, will operate as a loop shuttle service connecting NYC Ferry passengers to the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Cumberland Street.
FIVE FAB SPOTS TO SEE IN LANDMARKED PROSPECT PARK SOUTH
STATE LEGISLATURE APPROVES 610 NEW SPEED CAMERAS FOR CITY STREETS
The number of cameras catching speeding drivers in New York City school zones is about to increase by nearly five-fold, and a Brooklyn state senator is behind the push.
More Brooklyn News
Advocates are pushing for a bike lane on the Verrazzano Bridge, and it’s got some support from elected officials. (Gothamist)
Here’s a great history of Bay Ridge’s popular disco-era nightclub the Penthouse. (Brooklyn Reporter)
Straphangers broke out into song last week as they waited more than an hour for their stuck Q train to move. (Patch)
“9 Fund-Raisers in 1 Night: Democrats Vow Reform in N.Y., but Money Still Flows” (The New York Times)
In Bed-Stuy, Pilar Cuban Bakery serves the pastries we didn’t know we needed. (Edible Brooklyn)
We finally found the way to cheat death. (The New Yorker)
⌛ ON THIS DAY:
In 1875, the Eagle reported, “A branch office of the Western Union Telegraph Company has been established in the Eagle Counting Room for the accommodation of the public, thus placing the citizens of Brooklyn in telegraphic communication with all parts of the United States.”
Milla Jovovich gets close to the cam for InStyle Russia.
👑 ROYAL WATCH:
“How Will Baby Sussex Change the Dynamic of the Royal Family?” (Entertainment Cheat Sheet)
Historic win was a must for road-weary Nets.