Brooklyn Today March 14: Brooklyn Today: Should the BQE transform into a park?
Good morning! Just when we thought we heard all of the ideas for the BQE rehab plan, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer may have come out with perhaps the most innovative solution yet. His proposal, announced Wednesday, calls for converting two miles of the BQE into an elevated park. It’s “an opportunity to create something new and bold that both accommodates essential traffic and enhances surrounding neighborhoods,” he said. Here’s a rendering of the park.
STRINGER’S DRAMATIC PLAN TO TURN BQE INTO ELEVATED PARK WINS PRAISE
CROWN HEIGHTS SPICE FACTORY DEVELOPMENT PITS LABOR VS LOCALS
LANDLORD COULD FACE CRIMINAL SUMMONS FOR VIOLATIONS AT RED HOOK WAREHOUSE
DETECTIVE APPREHENDS BABY LAMB AFTER GOWANUS EXPRESSWAY ADVENTURE
She was nicknamed Speedy.
PRISON TIME FOR BROOKLYN MAN WHO STOLE ELDERLY NEIGHBOR’S HOME
A 37-year-old from East Flatbushwas sentenced to three to nine years for stealing his neighbor’s house by forging a deed and transferring it to a trust in his name.
GAS MAIN RUPTURE EMPTIES FEDERAL BUILDINGS ON TILLARY STREET
The Downtown Brooklyn incident was caused by repaving work and forced the evacuation of several courts and a post office.
More Brooklyn News
The cleanup of the Red Hook ballfields moves forward. (Bklyner)
Eliot Spitzer says he chose to develop in Williamsburg rather than DUMBO or Brooklyn Heights because it’s “where my three daughters want to go on weekends.” (Forbes)
These 13 restaurants — two of which are in North Brooklyn — are fighting hunger by donating sales to Food Bank for New York City. (Eater)
⌛ ON THIS DAY:
In 1849, the Eagle reported, “A spirit street lamp, which has recently been introduced from London … was exhibited last evening at the corner of Fulton and Court streets. It gives a brilliant light.”
Actor Samuel L. Jackson grins on the April cover of Esquire.
👑 ROYAL WATCH:
Want to become a nanny for the royal family? Here’s how. (The Cheat Sheet)
The St. Francis Brooklyn women’s basketball team will not be dancing this year.