Astoria, Transportation
May 06, 2016

Brooklyn Queens Connector Public Meeting in Astoria

Learn more about the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) at this upcoming meeting at the Boys & Girls Club in Astoria.

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In case you missed out on getting a ticket to the Best of Astoria bash at The Pomeroy next Monday night, or if you want to do a twofer that night (one at 6pm, one at 7pm), we’ve got an event worth knowing about—the Brooklyn Queens Connector Public Community Meeting, happening at 6pm the Boys & Girls Club on 30th Road and 21st Street in Astoria. We’ve written about the Brooklyn Queens Connector before, and over the weeks we’ve heard varying responses to it, from “a trolley will be an amazing addition to the neighborhood!” to “ ugh, this is a complete waste of money.”

More from them about the Astoria meeting and those coming after that:

NYCEDC and DOT will kick off extensive community engagement around the BQX, starting on Monday, May 9th in Astoria. Over the next three months we’ll be holding additional visioning sessions for residents of Astoria, Long Island City, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Sunset Park and other communities, with specific locations and dates to be announced in the weeks ahead. In addition, we’ll continue to work with Community Boards, Civic Associations and residents in communities up and down the corridor to better understand travel patterns and begin the conversation about how best to integrate new substantial transit investments onto city streets. We want this to be a truly community driven process, and we’re excited to begin engaging more directly with New Yorkers to hear their ideas on how to make the BQX work even better for their neighborhoods.

Brooklyn Queens Connector Public Meeting: Astoria
May 9, 2016
6pm at Variety Boys and Girls Club, 21-12 30th Road (between 21st Street and 23rd Street), Astoria
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About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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