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Public Hearing on Borough Based Jail System

Apr 11

Community Board 2 is holding a Public Hearing on the Borough Based Jail system ULURP application for a large new jail to replace the detention center at 275 Atlantic Avenue.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:00-9:00 pm 
Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School Auditorium 
357 Clermont Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
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Latest News

BHA statement on the BQE Reconstruction plan by DOT

Oct 2

BHA and Community Oppose “Innovative” Approach

The BHA was extremely heartened by the strong attendance at the Department of Transportation’s September 27 presentation of their proposed approaches to the necessary reconstruction of the BQE. Of the two options, first, a lane-by-lane reconstruction (“Traditional Approach”), and second, a temporary 6-lane highway on the Promenade to expedite reconstruction of the roadway below (“Innovative Approach”), DOT gave clear preference for the second, “Innovative,” option.Read More…

Book Collection

Jun 29

The BHA is collecting books to support the NYPD’s initiative to set up a children’s library in each precinct. To promote reading by children, the books will be provided to any child to read or keep.Read More…

Corner of Columbia Heights and Orange St Renamed Emily Warren Roebling Way

Jun 6

With the support of the BHA, the City Council approved renaming the corner of Columbia Heights and Orange Street for Emily Warren Roebling, who took over the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge after her husband was disabled by caisson disease in January 1879. This location is close to the home where she and Washington Roebling resided at 110 Columbia Heights, now no longer standing. Read More…

The BQE Reconstruction Project and Design-Build Authorization

Mar 12

BQE Triple Cantilever is deteriorating rapidly

The BQE triple cantilever is nearly a quarter century beyond its design life, and to make matters worse, the wear-and-tear from 150,000 vehicles daily, road salt, and water penetration are accelerating its deterioration. Since ongoing repairs are costly, but do not address the highway’s initial design deficiencies, only major reconstruction will extend its life 50-75 years. Its reconstruction will take more than five years to complete starting in the2020s at a cost of nearly $2 billion. NYCDOT has determined that by 2026 the segment from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street, including the triple cantilever, will no longer support the weight of trucks. If the reconstruction is not completed by then, 16,000 trucks daily will have to be re-routed onto local streets. Their diversion will create massive traffic congestion and imperil the health and safety of residents throughout Brooklyn. An implementation approach, called Design-Build, which is in widespread use nationally, would allow the project to be completed before this diversion becomes necessary and at a significant cost savings. Its use must be authorized by the State legislature, which has not yet passed this measure.
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