Local Biz Learns Buzz on BQX

Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder Steve Hindy speaks about the future impact of the Brooklyn Queens Connector

Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) hosted an event for more than 200 local small businesses owners to discuss the potential impacts of BQX construction and service. The event at the Brooklyn Brewery kicked off with remarks from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder Steve Hindy and included a panel discussion moderated by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, featuring small business owners, advocates and consultants with experience managing the impacts of streetcar construction and subsequent service from cities across the country. Friends of the BQX convened small business owners with storefronts along the planned corridor, running from Red Hook, Brooklyn to Astoria, Queens, to hear how others have engaged with streetcar projects in their home cities.

Earlier this month, the de Blasio administration awarded a $7.2 million contract to engineering firm VHB to conduct an environmental review of the BQX, marking the most significant step forward for the project to date and demonstrating a clear commitment from the City to move the project through the land-use review process.

Author: The Greenline

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