2013-03-18 Barclays Arena ops & B2 construction blocks traffic @ 6th & Dean St & arena food delivery truck turns left on Dean St & then Carlton & idles @ Pacific & 6th Ave
2013-03-20 Barclays Arena delivery vendors & circus 18 wheel tractor trailer's on Dean St & not turning left on 6th Ave to Atlantic
Below is a recap of Tuesday the 19th's problems on Dean Street, 6th and Pacific. The report is based on two visits, one at 1:30 PM and one at 8:45 PM. Most of the problems were related to the circus, but construction related to the work on 6th Avenue and at B2 is contributing.
Trucks idling in multiple locations due to construction and arena deliveries today, documented mostly between 12 and 1:
Construction truck on Pacific near 6th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzJks-SXZD8
Flatbed on 6th Avenue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdui_5aCD7g
Container truck waiting to go into loading dock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUSDBuRihhA
Three dump trucks in Atlantic lay-by lane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKP68Eg9_rU
A combination of undisclosed construction work on 6th Avenue, general arena deliveries, and the arrival of Ringling Bros. caused a lot of infractions of NYC regulations near the arena today, and certainly demonstrated the limits of the capacity of the arena to receive deliveries. The construction work which involved the closing of a public sidewalk and the operation of a crane over a public roadway wasn't included in the most recent construction alert.
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A bus left the loading dock, moved forward on the street, then backed into the "Pad." In order to park in the Pad buses and trucks need to back up, triggering their back-up alarms. This differs from the loading dock which has a turnstile so that trucks and buses do not have to back up.
Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN7fn7LHPZ4
VCU shows how good the acoustics are in the oculus. The chants "Let's Go VCU!" reverberated pretty far around noon. I heard them across Atlantic near the LIRR station. They were waiting to get in the arena.
Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2_8K8VoN6s