Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Rendering of "Silent Lights" (credit: Artist Build Collaborative)

Fundraiser Coming Up As BQE ‘Silent Lights’ Lighting Installation Nears Reality

Earlier this year, we told you about a proposal to light up a pedestrian area under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Efforts to make the project a reality continue, but the people behind it need your help to get the job done.

09/18/2012

Brooklyn Queens Expressway Marriage Proposal - Brooklyn, NY (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

BQE Billboard Used For Giant Marriage Proposal

“You know that feeling when you have it,” one man told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman. He was referring to that feeling that makes you want to scale a giant billboard with a can of paint.

08/03/2012

Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Accident Causes Major Delays On Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Traffic started moving again around 10 :10 a.m., nearly two hours after a tractor-trailer accident near the Brooklyn Bridge.

01/30/2012

Billboard Collapse (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Officials: All Lanes Of BQE Closed By Billboard Collapse Should Be Open By Saturday Morning

Debris blocked two lanes of the westbound BQE, causing gridlock for miles.

01/13/2012

Silents Lights Proposal (credit: Artist Build Collaborative)

Proposed Public Art Installation Would Light Up Brooklyn Queens Expressway

It’s not nearly so grandiose as the waterfalls under the Brooklyn Bridge, but one group wants to add light and color to a pedestrian area under the BQE in Brooklyn.

01/05/2012

Traffic on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Activists Upset About Decision To Scrap Gowanus, BQE Makeovers

State and federal transportation officials announced they have killed the project due to the economic downturn.

11/30/2011

Generic Ambulance File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Police Identify Motorcyclist In Fatal BQE Crash

They said a red, 2001 Yamaha motorcycle went over the guide rail and fell nearly 20 feet to the lower roadway.

09/10/2011

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (credit: CBS 2)

Designers Propose Changes To BQE In Brooklyn

At a community meeting, designers unveiled three possible ways to fix the ditch that would include reducing noise, improving safety and making this grim area just a little bit prettier.

11/16/2010

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