The Brooklyn Queens Connector is a proposed 17-mile streetcar linking the waterfront neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens, spanning from Sunset Park to Astoria.
Jan 6, 2016, 3:15pm EST
May 8, 2018
Brooklyn-Queens streetcar overlooked in city’s 2019 budget
As feasibility studies wrap up, the $2.5 billion project is left out of the city’s budget
April 9, 2018
BQX needs federal assistance, de Blasio admits
The Mayor has previously stated that the city will entirely fund the streetcar project on its own.
December 28, 2017
Construction on Brooklyn-Queens streetcar could interfere with BQE repairs
The two multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects run the risk of overlapping in the same neighborhoods.
November 10, 2017
More roadblocks could keep the BQX from becoming a reality
There are still concerns about sources of funding, and how the BQX will connect to the subway and buses.
August 4, 2017
Gentrification fears loom in new anti-Brooklyn-Queens streetcar documentary
With progress on the Brooklyn Queens Connector seemingly at a standstill, a new documentary sets out to show the fight against it.
April 18, 2017
Brooklyn-Queens streetcar might not be self-sustaining: Mayor de Blasio
The mayor conceded that one of his pet projects, the Brooklyn Queens Connector, might not be self-sustaining, pending a feasibility study’s results.
February 20, 2017
City plugs contested Brooklyn-Queens streetcar proposal in new video
At present the city’s Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Transportation are in the midst of a feasibility study and an alternatives study for the streetcar.
November 17, 2016
Downtown Brooklyn residents say they ‘don’t need’ de Blasio’s Brooklyn-Queens streetcar
Residents argue it isn’t worth the cost — or the traffic
November 2, 2016
City unveils possible routes for the Brooklyn-Queens streetcar
The city’s Department of Transportation and Economic Development Corporation agencies have released a detailed 25-page report that looks at potential routes streetcar may travel.
June 22, 2016
Sunset Park residents think streetcar will spur neighborhood gentrification
Local residents were particularly concerned about the impact on mechanic shops and clothing manufacturers along First and Second Avenues in the neighborhood. Some suggested the addition of buses along Third Avenue as an alternative to the streetcar.
May 15, 2016
Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Advocates Launch Community Organizing Initiative
Friends of BQX looking to gather support for proposed neighborhood connector
April 25, 2016
The Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar May Actually Be Happening
The city commissioned a study of the proposal put forth by Two Trees Management and found that most of its suggestions were "doable" and would in fact halve the travel time between the two boroughs.
February 22, 2016
Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Might Necessitate Two New Bridges
If the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) eventually comes to pass, it may require the construction of two new bridges in Brooklyn and Queens.