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Arena block from east

Block 1120/6th Avenue from north

Block 1129 from west

Block 1129 from south


Noise impacts resulting from project creation or operation.

Trucks in pad

The Pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
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

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

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


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

70 5th Ave
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

The Usual Places
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

Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
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:  
(note:  this occurred Wednesday, October 6th).

Mumford and Son buses idle on pad

The pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
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.

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.