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Impacts to existing availability of parking.

Barclay’s arena construction workers double park daily blocking/hindering traffic to change clothes, etc makes traffic honk

700 Pacific St
November 23, 2011 - 6:38am

Barclay’s construction workers double park daily blocking/hindering traffic to change clothes, eat breakfast, smoke, wait for parking causing congestion from cruising arena workers looking for free parking or arena delivery truck parking illegally idling causing thru traffic to honk their horns (some honking by FCR truck) @ 5:30am ~ 7am daily underneath a 171 residential building. In this instance (see picture) there was a open parking space the arena worker could have parked in. He wouldn't even attempt to move out of the way for traffic.

More examples of ESDC’s long continued failure to enforce arena traffic mitigation measures!

Pacific St bet Carlton Ave & 6th Ave
November 23, 2011 - 6:15am

Daily continued failure of Barclay’s arena flaggers and ESDC controlling the delivery trucks.


Barclay’s arena delivery truck illegally idling for over 20 min around 6:15am

00:00 ~ 00:18 tractor trailer driver "working" on truck (white shirt view in middle of frame)

Still there:

More evidence of ESDC’s long continued failure to enforce arena traffic mitigation measures! How much is needed for penalties?

Pacific St bet Carlton Ave & 6th Ave
November 18, 2011 - 11:58am

7 videos & 7 pictures:

Building #2 announcement raises questions about construction plans, parking and open space

The New York Times has unveiled pictures of what may be the first residential building to be built at Atlantic Yards.  If this design is used for what is called Building #2, the 350-unit building will be the tallest using modular construction in the world.  

At the last several District Service Cabinet meetings FCRC Vice Presidents Jane Marshall and Bob Sanna have stated alternate plans using modular and conventional construction are being prepared by FCRC.  The Times notes that "the developer ultimately may instead decide to build the first tower conventionally."  

According to the Wall Street Journal, FCRC will build using modular techniques if an agreement can be reached with the construction unions.  The Journal cites Bruce Ratner that existing incentives for developments where half the units are priced for middle and low income tenants "don't work for a high-rise building that is union-built." Norman Oder in Atlantic Yards Report calls this a "stunning contention" and "astounding admission" because in both 2006 and 2009 the State found plausible the developer's argument it could build the residential development with existing incentives within ten years.  Evidence to the contrary was ignored when those findings were made. 

The Times states FCRC hopes to begin construction early next year.  This information is consistent with statements made by FCRC at the November 3 District Service Cabinet meeting.  The start date for construction has been delayed several times by FCRC.  When the 2009 Modified General Project Plan was approved, Building #2 was expected to start in the fall of 2010. In the fall of 2010, FCRC stated they hoped to start construction in early 2011.  

A lot may have to be accomplished to start construction in the spring of 2012.  The Wall Street Journal states that FCRC does not yet have construction financing in place.  The developer is negotiating with union leaders who had anticipated members would receive higher hourly rates associated with on-site construction.  In order to build using modular techniques, FCRC apparently intends to build a factory to manufacture components, but a location for that factory has not been chosen yet. And other questions with implications for the existing community and the future residents of Building #2 remain unanswered.

ESDC/FCR Arena flaggers fail to control arena dump trucks & uses 6th Ave & Pacific St as an un-official dangerous staging area

6th Ave & Pacific St
November 17, 2011 - 12:16pm

More egregious construction traffic assault on the local community permitted by FCR & the ESDC


00:29 notice the LIRR gate is open & blocks sidewalk & a pedestrian later will have to encroach traffic in the street.

Traffic barriers and signs on Pacific Street are restored

After nearly six months, missing traffic barriers, parking regulation signs and traffic signs have been restored to Pacific Street between 6th and Carlton Avenues.  The "MPT" (Maintenance and Protection of Traffic) measures were the victim of the heavy use of that block by Atlantic Yards related construction trucks.  The parking regulation signs were apparently removed to enable illegal construction worker parking.  

The barriers and signs are "temporary" measures implemented for the period the Carlton Avenue Bridge is closed.  They are designed to delineate for drivers the current mid-block shift of Pacific Street from a westbound one-way to a two-way between 6th Avenue and the entrance to the LIRR ramp into Vanderbilt Railyards.   LIRR vehicles must enter the ramp from the west due to its angle to the street.  With the re-opening of the Carlton Avenue Bridge, Pacific Street between 6th Avenue and Carlton Avenue will be returned to a two-way for the full-length of the block.

These measures have had to last longer than anticipated because the Carlton Avenue Bridge, originally anticipated to be closed for two years, will have been closed for four and a half years if it opens on the current schedule.  They were restored because a community member raised the issue with NYCDOT.  Although NYCDOT approves MPT measures associated with Atlantic Yards, it is FCRC's contractors who install and maintain them.

2011-10-27 Rail yard tractor trailer dump trucks headed to Classon - The CLEXY Block Association petition

Atlantic Ave to Classon
November 10, 2011 - 1:52pm


2011-10-27 Atlantic Yards/FCR Illegal idling dump truck for more than 1 hr next to a 171 unit residential building

pacific st bet 6th & carlton ave's
November 10, 2011 - 10:07am

2011-10-27 Atlantic Yards/FCR tractor trailer dump truck illegally idling for more than 1 hr on Pacific St between 6th & Carlton next to a 171 unit residential building.




NYC DOT replaces switiched Alternate Parking Sign

N side Pacific accross the Pacific st's parking garage door @ 700 Pacific St
November 10, 2011 - 11:54am

An incorrect Alternate Parking Sign that was switched on the North side of Pacific St almost directly across from the parking garage door @ 700 Pacific St was replace back to Alt side parking M~T 11:30am~1pm previously reported:





Overcrowded parking due to arena changed parking for NYC Police or Fire employee’s now public trees & tree beds destroyed

SE corner of Pacific St & 6th Ave to NE corner of Dean St & 6th Ave
November 10, 2011 - 11:34am

Public trees & tree beds destroyed by NYC Police or Fire employee’s using unauthorized placard parking permits to park their private cars on the east sidewalk from SE corner of Pacific St & 6th Ave to NE corner of Dean St & 6th Ave.