The Adams administration is committed to reconnecting Brooklyn communities divided by the BQE. Neighborhoods like Sunset Park, Gowanus, Red Hook, South Williamsburg, and Greenpoint have been separated by the Moses-era highway, leading to increased noise and air pollution while also limiting access to jobs and other needed resources.
The BQE North and South focuses on the expressway north of the central section, from Sands Street to the Kosciusko Bridge, and south of the central section, from Atlantic Avenue to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.
BQE Vision: North and South Video
Video description: Photos and video clips of the BQE in Brooklyn and streets underneath and above it, focusing on the area north of Sands Street to the Kosciusko Bridge and south of Atlantic Avenue to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.
City and State Roles
The BQE to the north and south of Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street in Brooklyn is owned by New York State. NYC DOT will continue to work with NYS DOT to create a partnership that can bring real and valuable change for the North and South Brooklyn corridors.
Proposed projects will include a range of recommendations for the highway as well as City-owned adjacent streets, including: