The cheapest plan, about $10 million, involves a massive tree-planting effort along the highway-created chasm — creating one of the greenest stretches in all of Brooklyn. Another option calls for the construction of six, lightweight bicycle and pedestrian bridges over the ditch, costing between $20 million to $45 million. And the most expensive plan calls for the construction of an iconic, $85 million, energy-generating “green canopy” along the length of the trench, from Atlantic Avenue to Hamilton Avenue.
The plans were revealed on Monday at Long Island College Hospital — but experts there were unable to provide a definitive prognosis, conceding that they are not sure yet how they will be funded, or maintained.
Yeeeeeaaaaaaahhhhhhh, I’m not buying it. I mean, I LOVE it, but I don’t see any of this happening in my lifetime (or at least my tenure at Hicks St.). Yup, I’m just a nasty old pessimist (better known as “journalist”), so come on city, prove me wrong! Let’s see some green on that BQE. What do you think, can it be done anytime soon?