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Construction noise last night

Location: 
Carlton Avenue between Pacific and Dean Streets
When: 
May 13, 2012 - 11:15pm

I called 311 at 11:15 PM as i could not take it anymore it was referred to DOB complaint no 3411462
reported as construction noise in block between Carlton/ Dean and Vanderbilt
They asked:" is there a special exception permit posted?" I said not to be aware of any posted permit
(Submitted by email to AYW)

2012-05-10 Barclays Arena dump truck on Bergen bet Vanderbilt & 6th Ave continued non enforcement by ESD/FCR to contractors

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - Bergen @ 6th Ave west bound
When: 
May 10, 2012 - 9:24am

2012-05-10 Barclays Arena dump truck on Bergen St (public-NON truck route) bet Vanderbilt Ave & 6th Ave continued non enforcement by ESD/FCR to contractors, EDS has ability to fine FCR and ban these truckers that break the law. Again as [not isolated incidents] @ the last 78th Precinct CB6 meeting residents complained to Captain AMERI that ALL types of truck traffic including dump trucks has dramatically increased in CB6 now continues. Dump truck at least could have turned right on Flatbush but didn't.
AN-951D NJ picture attached below

2012-05-04 Barclays Arena dump truck on residential Dean St 9:30pm Friday night, continued unanswered complaints from the ESD

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - mid Dean St east bound
When: 
May 4, 2012 - 9:30pm

Continued unanswered complaints from the ESD from residents’ of Atlantic Yards dump/delivery trucks still using not official truck routes but public streets around arena [not isolated incidents] @ the last 78th Precinct CB6 meeting residents also complained to Captain AMERI that ALL types of truck traffic including dump trucks has dramatically increased in CB6. 2012-05-04 Barclays Arena dump truck on residential Dean St 9:30pm Friday night.
Double A trucks – licenses # 1765-PC

Construction Noise All Night

Location: 
Barclay Center
When: 
May 4, 2012 - 2:05am

Night time construction noise has been getting louder and constant through out the night. Last night a loud machine was powered up all night creating constant and agonizing noise with occasional loud banging noise, that it gave me a headache. It seems that there is no difference in the type of work performed between night and day.

"Mayor Bloomberg, I take sleeping pills in an effort to sleep through disruptions."

Below is a copy of an open letter sent to the Mayor and to The New York Times by a local resident.  The resident lives near what is now the construction staging area for the project and will soon become a full block of surface parking.  It is also currently anticipated to continue as a location for construction staging for 25 years or more.  Unlike most arenas and stadiums around the country, the operation of Barclays Center is integrated into a residential community.  

April 27, 2012

An open letter to Mayor Bloomberg and the City of New York:

My daughter Chelsea was born December 29, 2010 in the nasty aftermath of the Blizzard that crippled New York.  Conquering the obstacles of unplowed Brooklyn streets, we made it to the hospital in one piece and came home with our little girl.  We’re New Yorkers and can navigate a difficult situation.  However, since bringing her home almost a year and a half ago, her days and nights have been filled with the relentless noise, dust, dirt and vibration of a project that you’ve given your support to: The Atlantic Yards Project.

Our apartment on Carlton Avenue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn faces the staging area for this development that few have rallied for and many have opposed.  Last night at 11:00 pm our entire apartment shook with a force equal to or greater than that of the earthquake that hit this area last summer.  This morning tractors were buzzing around at 4:00 a.m.  This has become the status quo and I’ve had enough.  I’m not opposed to development, but I am most definitely opposed to disrupting the sleep and well being of a community.

I now go to bed at night dreading the inevitable wake ups. My wife and I take sleeping pills in an effort to sleep through the disruptions.  We create white noise in the bedrooms to drown out the noise.  My blood pressure has gone up in this time and my daughter wakes up crying.

My wife and I have lodged a dozen or so calls to 311, contacted the Atlantic Yards Project, called our Council Member, complained to one of the trucking companies, and logged complaints on a locally run website. Unfortunately, it’s a fruitless effort and I believe our only recourse may be incurring the expense and disruption of packing up my family and moving from a home and neighborhood that we love.

I don’t know why the lives of regular people should be so disrupted night after night, potentially for years to come, to expedite the interests of a few, but I’m hoping you can answer that question. We've all heard the litany of politically tested platitudes that usually surround controversial developments, what can you do to help us out? It’s not right.  Chelsea and the rest of us deserve a good night sleep, don’t you think?

Doug Lopenzina

Prospect Heights Resident

2012-05-02 Ken ADAMS Empire State Development CEO meets with select community representatives regarding Atlantic Yards

Location: 
Boro Hall
When: 
May 2, 2012 - 6:02pm

2012-05-02 Ken ADAMS Empire State Development CEO meets with select community representatives regarding Atlantic Yards - 2+ hrs 16 gigs, 27 clips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBYBBHyBmoA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTm7SxKU16I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaY0ik6XCy8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYg_pBHoQrM

2012-04-20 4~5 LIRR trucks park in ‘red no standing’ zone, block fire hydrant & illegally idle for over 1 hour

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave various locations - 6th Ave & Pacific St
When: 
April 20, 2012 - 11:18am

2012-04-20 4~5 LIRR trucks park in ‘red no standing’ zone, block fire hydrant & illegally idle for over 1 hour
The official staging area is Pacific St between Vanderbilt Ave & Carlton Ave
First video around 8am the 1st two trucks are across from a residential building
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtcAhJ56Mzg
00:57 illegally idling & on sidewalk
2nd video around 10:15

2012-04-17 Barclays Arena steel delivery rig continues driving residential Bergen from Vanderbilt to Flatbush not a truck route

Location: 
Bergen St from Vanderbilt
When: 
April 17, 2012 - 9:19am

2012-04-17 Barclays Arena steel delivery rig continues driving on residential Bergen St (and Dean St esatbound) from Vanderbilt to Flatbush not a truck route
the route from official staging area should be:
exit staging Pacific St passed Carlton Ave to 6th Ave
Turn left @ 6th Ave
Turn right on Bergen St
Turn right on Flatbush Ave
 
Previous report from yesterday rig driving on Dean St:
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/650

2012-04-16 Barclays Arena rig driving on Dean St from 6th Ave to Vanderbilt not a truck route

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - Dean east bound
When: 
April 16, 2012 - 12:59pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxNG86EvH1E
 
2012-04-16 Barclays Arena rig driving on Dean St from 6th Ave to Vanderbilt not a truck route
 

Nighttime Noise

Location: 
700 Pacific Street
When: 
April 3, 2012 - 2:30am

Filer reports his baby can't sleep.  Noise created at 2:30 AM in railyard.
(Complaint and complaint number from April 3rd.  Forwarded to AYW April 13th)