The proposed BQX route runs through Berry Street

The city will host a BQX information session tomorrow in Williamsburg in its second push to bring an streetcar near the waterfront from Astoria, Queens to Red Hook, Brooklyn

new BQX website debuted in January as Mayor de Blasio and city’s Economic Development Corporation renewed the push for the transportation project with a series of public workshops.

The community workshops are meant to give the public the chance to “learn about and discuss the BQX planning work that’s been done to date, and the process moving forward.”

Williamsburg’ BQX workshop is Tuesday, March 3rd, at the Bushwick Inlet Park building (Kent Ave. between Quay St. and N. 9 St.) from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

One week later on March 10th, another BQX workshop is scheduled in Long Island City at CUNY Law School (2 Court Square W) from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Costing an estimated $2.7 billion to construct, the BQX would span 11 miles and tickets would cost $2.75 per ride; the project would amount to a $30 billion gross economic impact to NYC, according to the city.

The proposed BQX route

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  1. Another corporate welfare give away to the billionaire builders here in Greenpoint that they can offer as a perk to their grossly overcharged condo owners and rental clients.

    The article says app. 3 billion. After traditional overruns it will probably reach 10, 15 or 20+ billions on the backs of the average working stiff in NYC supporting the corporate welfare clients.

    Look at a video of NYC circa 1920 and you see trams, bikes, horse trolleys, cars, people crossing in front of each other. That is what Greenpoint is going to look like.

    An area can only hold some many people and support facilities until it turns into an upscale slum.

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