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.
“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.
Traffic started moving again around 10 :10 a.m., nearly two hours after a tractor-trailer accident near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Debris blocked two lanes of the westbound BQE, causing gridlock for miles.
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.
State and federal transportation officials announced they have killed the project due to the economic downturn.
They said a red, 2001 Yamaha motorcycle went over the guide rail and fell nearly 20 feet to the lower roadway.
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.