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Block 1120/6th Avenue from north

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Block 1129 from south


Noise impacts resulting from project creation or operation.

Reports of noise from Jay-Z and Sensation circled Barclays Center

During the bass-heavy Sensation show at Barclays Center it was observed by residents, and confirmed by NYC Department of Environmental Protection, that noise at the arena was audible and disruptive in nearby homes.  

Numerous incident reports about noise from the arena were filed on AYW during Sensation and Jay-Z's concerts.  The diagram above shows the approximate locations complaints were submitted to AYW for those two events.   Jay-Z's music was heard as far away as the surface parking lot on block 1129. Jay-Z's performances ended by 11:30 PM.  Complaints received regarding Sensation extend to 1:30 AM; according to some reports the event continued until 5:00 AM.  

Barclays bus driver states no instructions given; he drives down residential street

Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
January 11, 2013 - 8:00pm

I spoke to a bus driver in a bus driving down Dean Street between 6th and Vanderbilt.  He confirmed he had dropped off VIPs at Barclays Center.  He told me he had received no instructions about where to go.  He was just driving around looking for a resting place.

Honeymoon is over - back to the usual horns blaring/illegal parking

5th Ave b/w Prospect Place & Bergen St
January 5, 2013 - 7:40pm

Had gotten used to the quiet over the past few days. Oh well.....

72 5th Ave: SUV parked at hydrant
70 5th Ave: 2 cars parked in no parking zone
Black car idling at hydrant on corner of St. Marks Ave

The new norm - illegal parking, double-parking, idling, honking, loss of residential parking

St. Marks Place b/w 4th & 5th Ave
December 23, 2012 - 2:30pm

Nothing new here....cars parked illegally in all the usual spots along 5th Ave. Private cars (some of which are residents trying to park) idling on side streets waiting for spots to open up....all combining to create the usual 2 hour pre and post-event horn-blaring show. It occurs to me that this problem could be largely solved by implementing resident permit parking like other cities have successfully done (Boston near Fenway park is good example).

Wow - DOT is part of the problem

70 5th Avenue
December 21, 2012 - 7:45pm

There's a black Nissan Murano lic# GCK-3496 parked in the no-parking zone in front of 70 5th Ave (corner St. Marks). Car has a "DOT Agency Business Parking Permit" displaying on the dashboard. Is parked right in front of an illegally parked Subaru that was already there. Neither vehicle has a ticket.

Wrestlemania buses are moved to block 1129 where they idle, then run their generators

Block 1129/Pacific Street
December 16, 2012 - 10:00am

The crew buses -- I was told the living quarters of the crew -- for Wrestlemania were moved this morning from the pad next to the arena where they were apparently parked overnight to block 1129/Pacific Street around 10 this morning.   When they arrived they idled for significantly more than 3 minutes. (see video below). These are the same buses refered to in this incident report: http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/1085.

2012-12-16 6 Wrestlemania Tour buses idle on Barclays pad (by generator & engine) & reported late overnight.

6th Ave & Dean St
December 16, 2012 - 6:13am


Thanks Wrestlemania! 5 truck violations at arena in 15 observed minutes today

620 Atlantic at Dean Street loading dock, 6th Avenue, Dean Street
December 13, 2012 - 11:30am

On my way to shopping on Flatbush I spent 15 minutes documenting problems with trucks at the arena this morning.  In that time-frame I observed at least 5 violations of NYC and Atlantic Yards truck/traffic rules and regulations.  This does not include the staging of probable performance-related trucks on Pacific Street this morning which appears to be another violation since it is now pretty clear they were performance related.  

2012-12-11 Barclays ESPN~Direct TV bus in TV lot illegally idles for hours

TV lot on 6th Ave bet Dean & Pacific
December 11, 2012 - 11:34pm


2012-12-11 700 Pacific St car park & public urinating

700 Pacific St
December 11, 2012 - 7:35pm

2012-12-11 700 Pacific St car park traffic jam & blocking & driving on sidewalk