Or Desert of Maspeth? In contrast to many highway verges profiled in earlier posts, Greening the BQE, the large barren patches where the LIE and the BQE split stand out like a sore thumb. In yesterday's post, I proposed an inflatable blue gorilla, like the one that previously adorned the New York Auto Auction in Brooklyn. What about a fountain? Public art? A final resting place for Serra's Tilted Arc? Paging Maya Lin. The Research Bureau is soliciting your suggestions.
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My search for an overhead photo of this blighted terrain was fruitless. A quick Google Maps search for "Maspeth BQE" will easily bring it up on Satellite view. I did discover the "Interchange of the Week" series on the Empire Roads site. Click here for the "Stub of the Week" for 18 June 2001 (hint: the LIE is involved.)