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Public workshops begin again for streetcar between Brooklyn and Queens

Posted at 10:50 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 12:25:54-05

BROOKLYN — BQX is back.

The project known as the Brooklyn-Queens Connector would stretch from Astoria to Red Hook.

New presentations are being made in a series of public workshops. Stations and routes have not been finalized. More public sessions will shape the project.

An environmental impact statement is planned to be released in the fall of 2021.

Click here to view the proposal and upcoming events in Brooklyn and Queens.

When the project was initially proposed five years ago, Sunset Park, Brooklyn was going to be the southern end.

Funding has not been determined. Supporters said federal money would be required.

Opponents said the project would benefit developers along the waterfront.

The first public meeting for BQX was held Thursday night at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Four more public meetings are scheduled across Queens and Brooklyn. All meetings take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 13: P.S. 676 in Red Hook
Feb. 25: Museum of Moving Image in Astoria
Mar. 3: Bushwick Inlet Park in Williamsburg/Greenpoint
Mar. 10: CUNY Law School in Long Island City

To RSVP for any of the meetings, click here.