2012-06-13 6th Ave between Atlantic Ave & Dean St closed @ various times since 6-12 - no advance notice to community
2012-06-10 Sunday night 8pm rail yard work for Barclay’s arena egregiously violations the EIS & NYC Air Quality standards
2012-06-10 Sunday night 8pm rail yard work for Barclay’s arena egregiously violations the EIS & NYC Air Quality standards, on a Sunday almost all day & the last video @ 8pm @ night shows track cleaning equipment creating dust bowl that drifts into the surrounding residential neighbors with no air monitors. No dust suppression in rail yard work for Barclay’s arena violates the EIS & NYC Air Quality standards and ESDC’s & FCR’s continued failure to monitor to ‘prevent’ ongoing quality of life issues including air quality.
A letter from Barclays Center attorney William Schrieber to Brooklyn Community Board 6 dated June 5 mentions a detail of the arena's plans for liquor sales that apparently has not been disclosed up to now: Barclays Center's four clubs will serve alcohol up to one hour after arena events end—as late as 2:00 AM.
Section 5 of Mr. Schrieber's letter states:
"For premium, limited access areas of the Arena such as the suites, clubs and the restaurant, alcohol service will continue until one hour after the end of NBA games and other events.
"Sales of alcoholic beverages for all public events at the Arena will end throughout the Arena, including the suites, clubs and the restaurant, no later than 2:00 a.m."
At an April 10 public meeting held at the 78th Precinct station house, representatives from Barclays Center maintained that liquor sales would end at the beginning of the fourth quarter of NBA games. No exception for the arena clubs was stated. Officials from Forest City Ratner Companies, when asked about liquor sales during public meetings, have likewise maintained that sales would end at the beginning of the fourth quarter. FCRC tends to frame discussions of arena operations in terms of NBA games, even though such games make up less than 20% of the 220 events expected to take place at Barclays Center each year.
2012-06-01 Barclays Arena contractors continue parking on sidewalk & destroying/damaging curbs on public Pacific St
Continued Barclays Arena contractors/LIRR & motorcycles parking on sidewalks & destroying/damaging (see attached picture) the curbs on public Pacific St SW corner @ 6th Ave makes it dangerous for pedestrians walking, when ANY vehicles park @ the corner and directly on the sidewalks pedestrians must cross before the crosswalk to avoid traffic. AGAIN the blue pickup truck (owned by Laquila #66151-KA NYS) is parked there most days & motorcycles. Who pays for this repair?
2012-06-01 Barclays Arena vendors continue to use residential streets & not official staging area
Note a reason for all Barclays Arena trucks are avoiding the official staging area & using not official NYCDOT truck routes (Pacific St bet Vanderbilt Ave & Carlton) is the staging area if full of all the stuff that had to have been removed from block 1129 to construct the car park. (1st 2 pictures)
The guard flagger must direct truck to navigate left turn @ Carlton Ave onto Pacific St.
2012-05-31 more examples of Barclays Arena dump & cement trucks on Bregen St (not a truck route) plus videos
All of these trucks crossed Flatbush!
Continued for AYW report http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/702
http://youtu.be/6R9cPajuFuk cement truck appears @ 00:48
2012-05-17 Barclays Arena vendor illegally blocks hydrant & idles for more than 10 min & by-passes official staging area
Barclays Arena vendor illegally blocks hydrant & idles for 10 min across from residential building & by-passes official staging area, a Barclays Arena flagger supervisor appears to direct the truck to move & so instead of using the official staging area Pacific St between Vanderbilt Ave & Carlton Ave the Barclays Arena vendor parks & idles on NW corner of Atlantic Ave & S Portland.
2012-05-31 Continued on slot of of Barclays Arena dump trucks illegally using residential Bergen St (not using NYCDOT truck rout
The EDC has the power to ban and/or fine FCR and these trucking companies, if they are issuing fines them, then fining them is ineffective or why when will the ESD start fining or banning them. Why should the NYDP be asked by the ESD to use police resources until the ESD has exhausted all means available to them? Continued on slot of Barclays Arena dump trucks illegally using residential Bergen St and not using NYCDOT truck routes again reported & brought to the attention of the 78th precinct during the 2012-05-29 meeting.
The past two nights I have been woken up constantly from trucks working in the construction staging area all night! Then after finally getting to sleep there was an extremely loud crash that shook the building and sounded like a bomb exploded at 8am.