SHARLENE’S STORY: GETTING AROUND FROM ASTORIA

Sharlene T. lives in Astoria.  She has a long commute whether by bus, train, or car. As a long time resident of Queens, Brooklyn feels like it’s a world away. The BQX would allow her to visit friends in other neighborhoods and she’s excited about having a less grueling commute. From some parts of Astoria, … Continued

CRAIN’S OP-ED

BROOKLYN-QUEENS STREETCAR COULD TRANSFORM WATERFRONT WITHOUT GENTRIFYING IT        BQX’s ambition is unmatched, but its finances are misunderstood By Rohit Aggarwala August 6, 2017 The idea of bringing back streetcars to New York City is often discussed with an air of carnival and nostalgia. Though New York was once home to the nation’s largest trolley system, … Continued