Save the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports, "The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is backing a plan that would temporarily replace the famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a six-lane highway during the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) between Atlantic Avenue and Sands." Street.(Read Article)

In addition to turning the Promenade into a highway, the Chapin playground and part of Columbia Heights (including several structures) would also be sacrificed.  This would cut off important access to Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The Promenade is a beloved place to stroll and enjoy the views of the harbor and lower Manhattan. It also acts as an important physical and vegetative barrier to the pollution created by the 150,000 cars and trucks that use the BQE daily. To replace it with a highway is completely unacceptable.  It will change the peaceful nature of the neighborhood, increase noise and air pollution and damage the fragile historic homes in the neighborhood.  We can not allow this to happen.

Please sign and share the petition below. You do not need to live in Brooklyn to participate.  The Promenade is important to locals and tourists alike. In addition, if you would like to be kept abreast of news, activity or want to volunteer, please visit

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