Air-Quality Study Will Show Need For Park Over BQE, Campaigners Hope


October 18, 2016

WILLIAMSBURG — A group of teens is studying air quality along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in an effort to get a new park built on top of the road, according to community organizers.

El Puente, a local non-profit organization with deep roots in Williamsburg’s south side, received a $5,000 grant from the New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center and will start testing air quality next week with youth in its afterschool program.

Its aim is to collect data showing how BQ Green, a proposed park over the BQE trench from South Third to South Fifth between Rodney and Marcy which would link playgrounds on either side, would be a boon to the area by improving air quality….

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