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Brooklyn teacher reveals week of hell over coronavirus scare

March 10 | Greg B. Smith, THE CITY

Brooklyn public school teacher Erin McCarthy learned Friday that she’d tested negative for the coronavirus that’s hit more than 100,000 people across the globe, killing over 3,600. But first she spent a week in hell — thanks to a bureaucracy that couldn’t handle her situation after she returned from a trip to Italy and worked […]

From left: Cobble Hill Association President Amy Breedlove, Adam Forman, chief policy and data officer for the NYC Comptroller’s Office, and state Sen. Brian Kavanagh discuss a plan to deck over the BQE trench. Photo: Caroline Ourso

Cobble Hill’s ‘Fix the Ditch’ plan comes roaring back to life

March 5 | Mary Frost

Fixing the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is much bigger than just rebuilding the triple cantilever holding up the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Cobble Hill residents said at a town hall last week. Now is the time to act to deck over the notorious BQE trench that has divided the neighborhood for more than 60 years, speakers at the […]

Two recommendations by the City Council and engineering firm Arup are based on (left) a design originated by Brooklyn Heights resident Mark Baker and DUMBO’s Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and (right) a tunnel idea championed by Cobble Hill resident Roy Sloane. Image left courtesy of BIG; map right courtesy of Arup

City Council backs two sweeping BQE fixes

February 24 | Mary Frost

The New York City Council and engineering firm Arup have recommended two different but equally sweeping ideas to replace a decrepit section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The multi-billion dollar project would reconstruct, at minimum, a 1.5 mile section of the interstate highway from Sands Street to Atlantic Avenue. The Council is urging the city to […]

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