NOTE 311 numbers followed by addresses --
1-1-915048171 53 5th ave 2 cars parked at hydrant
1-1-915039961 446 C Dean 2 limos in No Standing zone
1-1-915041201 35 5th Ave parked at hydrant
1-1-915041241 37 St. Mark’s Ave 1 car parked at hydrant
note that all of these were observed between 7:55pm and 8:02 PM
In a two minute walk around two blocks, found the following:
53 Fifth Avenue fire hydrant: Mercedes sedan NewYork FFE7279 idling
39 Fifth Avenue fire hydrant: another Mercedes idling FBK 3162
446C Dean Street in no standing any time zone: 2 black limos parked Lincoln sedan New York livery lincence 18390 LV and black Cadillac Escalade license T 6330 47 C
472 Bergen Street no parking zone: two limousines, 1 sedan
Several limos and vans idling on pad; no security personnel in immediate area but some on break across the street and some at entrance.
Black Ford Van 112LTC from London Town Cars
black limo NY lic ROAD 82
at least one more van behind the limo.
Multiple cars parked illegally during the Sensation concert
including 2 limos in bus stop and hydrant at 39 5th Ave, 2 cars parked in no parking zone at 70 Fifth ave, and 2 cars parked at 76 6th Avenue in front of Woodland Restaurant. Also white Chevy Express Van DZE 3728 parked in front of WOodland back door at 65 St. Mark's Avenue...repeat offender. Van must belong to Woodland.
Submitting for a neighbor. Car blocking private driveway since the before the concert started until now 1:15 am, neighbor's car is blocked from entering his own driveway, says this happens often. Two police cars have passed but no ticket has been issues and no tow truck has shown up since 12:30am.
1 car and 4 vans, most of them beige Fords with tinted windows, parked in posted "No Standing Anytime" zone. Common problem during Barclays events.
Thursday night during the beginning of the Miami Heat/Nets game:
Due to technical difficulties I could not post several 311 complaints on here at the time they were made. Nor was I able to make all the 311 complaints I was ready to make. However, there were many cars parked illegally at 7:15 and 8:15 on Fifth Avenue, Flatbush, Dean, and Sixth Avenue by Flatbush, mostly limos. These were observed in two separate 5 minute walks home and do not constitute a survey.
My car was broken into and ransacked while parked in front of my building at 610 Dean Street. I discovered the burglary on the morning of Sept. 30th. Items were stolen and a glass of vodka was left on the driver's seat. There was an event at Barclays Center the previous night.
On August 25, the MTV Video Music Awards and its red carpet landed with a wallop in the neighborhood around Barclays Center. The video to the right shows some of the volume and scale of the red carpet event, which was staged next to homes at the Dean Street and 6th Avenue intersection. At the end of the video, Miley Cyrus steps from her limo, giving a preview of her later performance on stage. The crowds lining the street are comprised largely of young people brought in by MTV, not residents from the block.
While other events have spilled out of the arena onto public sidewalks and streets, the VMAs were the first to receive permission from the City to close streets and sidewalks in the neighborhoods nearby. The entire setting - from its crowds to the facades of the townhouses nearby - were carefully stage-managed for the camera and attending media. The experience for local residents went far beyond the red carpet walk seen on t.v. It included: five consecutive nights of after hours outdoors construction work, filming footage prior to the event, live performances with amplified sound, a projection screen with lights, six back-up generators, and a shipped-in cast apparently numbering between one and two thousand people.