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Old November 13th, 2016, 09:12 PM   #81
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Aside from Seeing this a Gimmick to Serve to Brooklyn water front, it's just UGLY. and would ruin a Fair well designed series of cross river connectors.
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Old November 13th, 2016, 09:52 PM   #82
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How ugly it will be will depend entirely on how much money will be spent on it.
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Old November 13th, 2016, 10:12 PM   #83
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If this will build forever as a temporary solution, this is expensive. Is it possible to create a ferry between the two sides of the river?
From the ferry tereminals, you can introduice a frequent (mini) bus service to the subway stations and some other interesting points, like bus stops or important buildings.
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Old November 17th, 2016, 07:26 AM   #84
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Brooklyn pols want their gondola before L train shutdown

Pointing to London, advocates say East River Skyway could be done in 18 months
November 11, 2016 08:01AM
If Joseph Lentol thinks any cable car/gondola lift next to the Williamsburg Bridge should be permanent, part of me thinks it should just be temporary (meaning it gets dismantled once repairs to the L Train are completed) for reasons regarding aesthetics.
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Old November 29th, 2016, 10:12 PM   #85
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"Knicks superstar, Red Hook native Carmelo Anthony endorses BQX"

https://www.brooklyneagle.com/articl...y-endorses-bqx

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Old December 14th, 2016, 03:18 AM   #86
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"Bill de Blasio Calls Claims of Developer Pay-to-Play Over Streetcar ‘Damn Inaccurate’"

http://observer.com/2016/12/bill-de-...mn-inaccurate/
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"Why the streetcar is a very good idea"

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/s...icle-1.2912299
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Old April 18th, 2017, 06:21 PM   #88
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"Brooklyn-Queens streetcar project may not fund itself"

https://therealdeal.com/2017/04/14/b...t-fund-itself/
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Old June 6th, 2017, 09:16 AM   #89
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Could light rail connect neighborhoods between Long Island City and Jamaica, Queens?

http://pix11.com/2017/05/17/could-li...amaica-queens/

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The project is still in the beginning stages but neighbors and city leaders are getting together to talk about a possible light-rail service along tracks owned by Long Island Rail Road in Queens.
The line runs from Long Island City to Jamaica and is mainly served by freight traffic.
NYC Council appropriated $500,000 for a study which was completed earlier this year. You can read the some of the outreach presentation from the NYC Department of Transportation here.
It acknowledges decisions would have to be made about track usage, power, and train car type.
NYC Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, who represents a large part of the area, says it would help serve a transit desert.
Because the track (also known as "right of way") already is in place, potential costs would be less expensive than some other new transit proposals.
Neighbors along the tracks have attended some community meetings and will continue to be a part of any project, officials say.
PIX11 News stopped in a Glendale, Queens neighborhood where neighbors said they were interested to hear about a project. They wanted additional information about traffic and noise and the current garbage trains that travel on the tracks.
Source: http://www.nyctransitforums.com/foru...amaica-queens/
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Old June 13th, 2017, 08:33 PM   #90
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City's Transport Workers Union backs de Blasio's Brooklyn-Queens connector trolley plan
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Mayor's streetcar project will further gentrify Brooklyn

Working-class Brooklynites want affordable rents, not the BQX
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Old July 21st, 2017, 07:58 PM   #92
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Here is a quick fun video of the Roosevelt Island Tramway!

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Old November 14th, 2017, 08:11 AM   #93
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NEW YORK CITY | LIGHT RAIL | Brooklyn–Queens Connector

Brooklyn Queens Connector unveils first streetcar prototype











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A group of public officials and advocates joined the Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) today to unveil the inaugural prototype of the streetcar proposed to run between Astoria and Sunset Park. First backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in February 2016, the BQX project, expected to cost $2.5 billion, would connect Brooklyn and Queens along the East River. Despite significant setbacks, including a bleak assessment about the finances and logistics of the project from Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen in April, BQX supporters are urging the de Blasio administration to make the project a priority during his second term.
The prototype was unveiled at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, one of the potential stops along the BQX route. According to a press release from the Friends of the BQX, the light rail would serve more than 400,000 New Yorkers who live along the proposed corridor and 300,000 who work near the routes, in neighborhoods like the Navy Yard, Industry City and Long Island City.
Measuring at 46 feet long and 8.7 feet wide, the prototype, manufactured by French firm Alstom, contains two cars, including the driver cab. The proposed light rail will board at street-level for those with mobility difficulties, run at higher average speeds than the MTA buses and feature higher capacity cars.
Ya-Ting Liu, the executive director of Friends of the BQX, said the new prototype provides New Yorkers the “first real taste of what the BQX would look and feel like.” She added, “It’s clear: now is the moment to move forward with this transformative project to connect hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, including over 40,000 public housing residents, to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation along the route. Today we can start to imagine what’s possible, and now it’s time for the city to make this a reality.”
The BQX project is currently undergoing a feasibility study to examine the system’s potential routes, as well as funding logistics. While the project was endorsed most recently by the Transport Workers Union and has the support of elected officials and transit and environmental advocates, funding for the project remains up in the air. A lengthy approval process remains for the BQX, but construction is expected to begin 2019, with service starting in 2024.

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