Greenpoint, October, 2015

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hans Brinker on the BQE

With commendable esprit de blog, your correspondent's brother Tony writes in response to yesterday's post (River in the Sky): "I would encourage you to pursue a Winter BQE Festival. Flood a section of the elevated BQE so that New Yorkers can enjoy curling, skating, and ice fishing over Williamsburg and Bushwick." Right on, dude!

No, that's not the BQE on the left but the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, a World Heritage Site. But imagine the possibilities. Formidable!

In fact, if a plan to build a a two-and-a-half mile tunnel bypass beneath Prospect Heights and Park Slope were realized, this would allow for year-round recreational use of the section of BQE that curves and crawls past the Brooklyn Navy Yards, under the Promenade, and through Red Hook. Perfect for sculling in the summer and skating in the winter.

1 comment:

  1. Hats off to you for getting not one but two Canadian references in one post! We all could learn a lot from our northern neighbors.