Brooklyn Heights residents fuel debate over solution for fixing BQE

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Many residents in Brooklyn Heights say they aren't happy with what's in store for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

The area is set to close for six years to make way for a temporary, elevated six-lane highway over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The DOT says it needs to fix the cantilever that supports both the promenade and the expressway below.

Neighborhood groups like the Brooklyn Heights Association have rejected the promenade highway and are urging the city to look at all options, demanding more transparency.

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Many residents say the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade holds a special place in their hearts and offers an unobstructed view of the city skyline that they don't want taken away.

A spokesperson with the DOT says they look forward to a continued collaborative process and will be holding meetings with the community to figure out the best option.

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