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Barclays noise 311 complaint C1-1-831636886 was forwarded to me & I am filing to AYW @ the providers request.

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave
When: 
March 2, 2013 - 11:35pm

The following 311 complaint C1-1-831636886 was forwarded to me & I am filing to AYW @ the providers request.

Bass issues continue

Location: 
Dean Street and 5th Ave
When: 
March 2, 2013 - 11:30pm

Although it's not a surprise, bass is still leaking out of the arena. Guess fines and bad press aren't enough to force operators to fix the problem.

Trucks in pad

Location: 
The Pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
When: 
March 2, 2013 - 8:32pm

Six trucks are parked in the Pad tonight.  The trailers are apparently down below.  Why aren't they in the Navy Yard as promised?
 
photo attached
 

2013-03-02 7 ea Swedish House Mafia 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle & park on public sidewalks

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave
When: 
March 2, 2013 - 6:00am

2013-03-02 7 ea Swedish House Mafia 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle & park on public sidewalks
http://youtu.be/uaqntZDZwXo
6th Ave from Dean St to Pacific
From around approximately 5:45am 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle & park on public sidewalks for the Swedish House Mafia tour load in.
03:10 no flagging of other traffic
03:35 uses air horn next to residential apartments
06:05 yelling, screaming & whistling next to residential apartments

WOW

Location: 
ST MARKS / 5TH
When: 
February 16, 2013 - 8:58pm

9pm and 2.5 hours of gridlock/blaring horns (some for 90 seconds at a pop) just ended. Imagine it'll resume in a few hours after Barclays Center lets out, so that's something to look forward to.

Our tax dollars at work

Location: 
70 5th Ave
When: 
February 15, 2013 - 8:38pm

Dark Nissan sedan NY plate FMF-1415 parked in no parking zone at 70 5th ave (corner St. Marks), impeding southbound traffic from passing vehicles waiting to turn left onto St. Marks Ave, contributing to congestion and honking. Vehicle is displaying a DOT "Annual Parking Permit" on the dash.

The Usual Stuff

Location: 
The Usual Places
When: 
February 12, 2013 - 8:42pm

53 5th Ave: Black car parked at hydrant
63 5th Ave: Black car idling
66 5th Ave: SUV idling in front of Hydrant (1 hour)
68 5th Ave: Car parked in no parking zone (2 hours)
70 5th Ave: Car parked in no parking zone (1 hour)

Truck idles on Pacific Street

Location: 
Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
When: 
February 6, 2013 - 8:00am

Construction related truck idling on Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenue.  There is no 311 because I was running for a train.  The video documents the idling, however:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Mj-V2K-E0
(note:  this occurred Wednesday, October 6th).

Mumford and Son buses idle on pad

Location: 
The pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
When: 
February 12, 2013 - 12:20pm

When I passed by the Pad the first time (at 12:18 PM) there were four tour buses in it.  One left soon afterwards, leaving three.  All appeared to be idling.  I filmed the first video linked below at that point and filed the 311 complaint.  When I passed by a second time at 2:00 PM they were still at it.  I filmed the second video linked below at that point.
 
It is possible the buses were not "idling,"  but rather they are equipped with generators to keep the interior warm and it was the generators that were running.

DEP cites FCRC for noise from "Sensation" concert that exceeds City regulations

On October 27, 2012, inspectors from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection visited several apartments in the Newswalk building on Dean Street. The purpose of their visit was to measure the level of sound escaping from the Barclays Center arena during the evening's "Sensation" electronica concert.

The visit was prompted by complaints from residents filed during the week of Jay-Z concerts that opened the arena. Inspectors had visited during one of the Jay-Z concerts, too, but had not been able to measure sound escaping from the arena in excess of City regulations. Some residents insisted that the inspectors had taken their measurements before Jay-Z had started his performance, however.

"Sensation" was different. On October 27, the inspectors took measurements at 10:40PM and recorded a sound level of 74dbc in a Newswalk apartment. New York City noise control code allows a maximum of 62dbc to escape from a commercial establishment. FCRC received a violation, and was ordered to appear at a hearing of the Environmental Control Board on January 8, 2013. (The violation and the inspector's notes are here.)

The violation carried a fine of $3,200. The ECB's records indicate the complaint was "dismissed." The New York Post reports that the complaint was technically inaccurate because it was served to Forest City Ratner instead of the subsidiary responsible for arena operations. A new ticket has been issued, and another hearing is to be scheduled for April.