Reimagining the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

September 1, 2021

Environmental Justice, News, Racial Justice

A sign for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway hangs over an exit filled with semi trucks and taxis.

NYLPI Environmental Justice Director Anthony Rogers-Wright continued his work advocating for the environmental safety and protection of New Yorkers in a piece on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Although the city has given attention to the expressway’s infrastructure, advocates desire more attention towards the environmental impacts on Black and Brown residents.

From Amsterdam News:

“Environmental justice is about balance, balancing out past injustices and getting retribution for past injustices that go back you could say to the founding of the country.”

Read more from Anthony and learn about the history of the BQE here.

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