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Section of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to close for third and final round of repairs June 1-3
Section of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to close for third and final round of repairs June 1-3

May. 24, 2024 By Kirstyn Brendlen

The city is nearly finished with short-term repairs on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, according to the Department of Transportation — but a portion of the span will close down for a the third and last time in early June to get the work done.

Queens-bound lanes between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street will close to traffic from 1 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 to 4 a.m. on Monday, June 3, the department announced on May 21. It will be the third and final short-term closure of the BQE’s triple cantilever as crews work to shore the roadway up as it awaits a large-scale overhaul slated to begin in 2028. Brooklyn-bound lanes will remain open.

“We are approaching the third and final phase of our interim repair work for 2024 on the BQE to preserve its lifespan and keep it in a state of good repair,” said NYC DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, in a statement. “As we did in October and April, we will keep the public closely updated on our progress as we plan ahead for this work.”

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Preserving Tradition, Embracing Innovation: A Journey through Katz’s Delicatessen

May. 22, 2024 by Jill Carvajal

In this episode of Schneps Connects, we delve into the captivating history and enduring legacy of Katz’s Delicatessen, a cherished institution in New York City since 1888. Jake Dell, the fifth-generation custodian of Katz’s, joins us to recount the deli’s evolution amidst the ever-changing landscape of NYC. From its iconic “Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army” campaign to the traditional ticket system, Jake shares insights into the family business and invaluable lessons for entrepreneurs, especially in the demanding restaurant industry of NYC. He unveils some of Katz’s secrets, including the meticulous pastrami-making process that sets them apart, and discusses the enduring allure that keeps customers lining up daily. From expanding catering services to international shipping, Jake reflects on the milestones and challenges of running Katz’s, highlighting his proudest achievements and future aspirations. With a nod to its celebrity following and film appearances, Jake offers a glimpse into the deli’s cultural impact and what lies ahead for this beloved New York institution.