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Impacts to existing availability of parking.

Saturday night: Black limos line up, back up and idle Dean Street, Carlton Avenue and Bergen Street

Dean Street, Carlton Avenue, Bergen Street
August 25, 2013 - 10:28pm

As part of a plan, limos for celebrities at the VMAs are sent down Dean Street in the reverse direction.  They line up on the both sides of Dean Street between 6th and Carlton Avenues under people's homes, (see attached photos)
To reach Dean they travel down Carlton Avenue:
A limo parked on Bergen Street backs up against traffic to Carlton Avenue and joins the procession:

Photos of some offending limos 5th Ave, Bergen, Dean

5th Ave between St. Mark's and Flatbush; Dean and Bergn between 5th and Flatbush
August 25, 2013 - 8:45pm

Due to time constraints, these photos could not be posted last night. Most were taken at 8:45PM and some at 11PM. No Traffic Enforcement Agents were seen during the entire evening and it is assumed that there were none assigned to patrol, according to FCR. Regular Police Officers were stationed on corners such as Flatbush and Bergen but not engaging with illegal parkers. Two officer patrols in the area were encountered at around 9PM and did respond positively when the offending vehicles in the immediate area were pointed out, though the action taken was not noted.

Multiple cases of illegal limo parking in North Slope during MVA event

5th Ave between St. Mark's and Flatbush; Dean and Bergn between 5th and Flatbush
August 25, 2013 - 8:45pm

Within a short walk of my home I found and reported to 311 approximately 16 illegally parked limousines, during a period of about 20 minutes.

Barclays Center truck from loading dock stops in bus stop to cover its container

Dean Street near Carlton Avenue
August 23, 2013 - 4:45pm

This incident is over.  No 311 complaint was filed. This is to archive the incident.  
The driver said he came out of the loading dock and was told to get out of the way immediately.  He was forced to come down Dean Street and unload his container onto the street in a bus stop.  He was busy covering the container when I saw him.   His truck was idling.

Street closure, construction and amplified sound timetable for the MTV Video Music Awards

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will take place on Sunday, August 25th at Barclays Center. Below is a timetable for street closures, construction work, amplified sound and pedestrian access. The list is based on information provided by the 78th Precinct  Community Council and the 78th Precinct.  It has been updated to include detail about amplified sound and viewer pens.  
6th Avenue from Dean Street to Flatbush will also be closed to traffic partially or in total starting at noon Friday.  Some of the time amplified sound is scheduled will be used for intermittent sound checks.  
Access inside the restricted area for residents will be allowed with ID.  Guests of residents can gain access by being met at a checkpoint by their host or by being escorted to their destination by security.

Friday, August 23rd

  • Set construction - 8:00 am -12:00 am midnight
  • Street closure 6th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue to Dean Street) from 12:00 pm to MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight - WILL PERIODICALLY INCLUDE PEDESTRIANS

2013-08-19 2 tractor trailer B2 steel delivery trucks idling & staging in red no standing zone for over 2 hrs

620 Atlantic Ave 6th Ave & Pacific St
August 19, 2013 - 7:07am

2 18 wheeler tractor trailers FCRC steel deliver contractors idle & stage in red no standing zone next to residential building
[update] just reported oberserved as early as 5:30am
[update] picture of movement 1 tractor trailer time stamped @ 7:35 that documents around 2 hrs

2013-08-05 Black car - limos everywhere except where legal

620 Atlantic Ave - around Barclys arena
August 5, 2013 - 10:30pm

Video shows limos parking in neighboorhood but not on Atlantic Ave. Drivers said they were not advised when dropping off @ Barclays where to go so legal limo parking spaces on Atlantic Ave goes unused.
02:45 limo parks in crosswalk when there are wide open 10 ~ 15 parking spaces.

Illegal limo parking on residential streets

Fort Greene Place between Hanson Place and Lafayette
July 27, 2013 - 7:45pm

The Prominent taxi company has set up an illegal limo parking cue on the residential portion of Fort Greene Pl. About 12 limos are double parked and idling.

2013-07-11 Busses idling & generators running on Barclays pad continuously for over 28 hrs

620 Atlantic Ave 6th & Dean St Barclays pad
July 11, 2013 - 1:07pm

2013-07-10 Busses idling & generators running on Barclays pad continuously for over 28 hrs
2013-07-11 Busses idling & generators running on Barclays pad continuously for over 28 hrs
time stamped pictures attached
Previous AY QoLM ESD said that idling & generators were not allowable on pad.

Questions for the Barclays Center Transportation Demand Management forum

On Thursday, June 13, the Empire State Development Corporation will host a presentation by Forest City Ratner Companies and Sam Schwartz Engineering entitled, "Effectiveness of the Barclays Center Transportation Demand Management Plan." The meeting will be held at The Brooklyn Hospital Center's Third Floor Auditorium, located at 121 Dekalb Avenue, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Representatives from FCRC and SSE will answer questions from the audience. Here are some open issues we hope to hear discussed.