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Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Routes Up for Discussion at Public Meeting

By Leslie Albrecht | November 16, 2016 8:11am
 Proposed BQX route through Red Hook.
Proposed BQX route through Red Hook.
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RED HOOK — Possible routes for the proposed 16-mile streetcar system linking Brooklyn and Queens will be up for discussion at a Thursday night meeting.

Officials with the city's Economic Development Corporation will present potential routes and other details on the $2.5 billion streetcar proposal at the Community Board 6 transportation committee meeting.

The committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Miccio Center in Red Hook, 110 W. Ninth St.

The meeting will be Community Board 6's first chance to weigh in on the streetcar proposal since a report on potential routes was released earlier this month.

The 25-page report listed the pros and cons of specific streets on which the streetcar system, known as the BQX, could travel.

 Proposed BQX route through Cobble Hill.
Proposed BQX route through Cobble Hill.
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In Red Hook, the BQX could run on Columbia, Mill, Van Brunt and Richards streets, among others. The streetcar may cross the Gowanus Canal at 10th Street or 19th Street, according to the report.

Construction on the BQX is slated to begin in 2019 with a planned 2024 opening date.

It would include roughly 30 stops about half a mile apart stretching from Astoria to Sunset Park through Long Island City, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Red Hook and across the Gowanus Canal.


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