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2012-05-31 Barclays Arena LIRR Vanderbilt dump trucks creates dust

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave various locations Vanderbilt rail yards
When: 
May 31, 2012 - 4:18pm

2012-05-30 Block 1129 car park excavation with no misting to minimize dust across from residential homes

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - block 1129
When: 
May 30, 2012 - 10:11am

2012-05-30 Block 1129 car park excavation with no misting to minimize dust across from residential homes; early morning Block 1129 car park excavation with no misting to minimize dust across from residential homes, they were misting Block 1129 on 2012-05-29 the previous day (see attached picture)
 

2012-05-29 Barclays Arena LIRR dump truck uses Carlton Ave - added vibrations

Location: 
Carlton Ave Bet Bergen & Pacific St
When: 
May 29, 2012 - 12:49pm

2012-05-29 Barclays Arena LIRR dump truck uses Carlton Ave - added vibrations – these pictures show this Barclays Arena LIRR dump truck driving directly into the Vanderbilt rail yard from Carlton Ave. The EDC has the power to ban and/or fine these trucking companies, if they are issuing fines, then fining them is ineffective or why when will the ESD start fining or banning them?

2012-05-29 Hazardous waste ‘black water tanks’ discarded & left open near residents on Carlton Ave

Location: 
Block 1129 Pacific St bet Vanderbilt Ave & Carlton Ave
When: 
May 29, 2012 - 1:55pm

Hazardous waste ‘black water tanks’ left near the sidewalk across from residents on Carlton Ave, probably removed and discarded on block 1129 from the trailers that were parked there. Black water tanks hold human & other vile waste. The pictures clearly show that the tanks have materials in them almost half full and piping are uncapped.

2012-05-29 resident states, "Ceiling fell down when work started near 500 block of Carlton Ave" no one will help me!!

Location: 
mid block 500 Carlton Ave.
When: 
May 29, 2012 - 9:00am

Resident across from block 1129 where new construction on car park stated, “vibrations are so strong that the ceiling in my home fell down. She called 311 & they would not take the call and resident went to the Atlantic Yards Ombudsman’s office & they said they would have an engineer inspect the damage but no one has showed up & she is scared & wants to know what to do! She also stated that, "the dump trucks on Carlton Ave are adding to vibration problem!"
 

2012-05-24 LIRR rail yard noise "I complained to 311 about 4 sleepless nights." resident can't take it anymore!

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave various locations Vanderbilt rail yards
When: 
May 24, 2012 - 9:12pm

As reported to me, resident can't take it anymore from rail yard noise, construction alert stated there would be noise, but keeping residents up ALL night?:
I complained about 4 sleepless nights.
The complain #: 185415586
The name of the operator that took the call is Peggy.

2012-05-24 Block 1129 dirt pile not kept covered

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - block 1129
When: 
May 24, 2012 - 4:23pm

Barclays Center steel panels delivered to site using residential Bergen Street

Location: 
Bergen Street between Carlton Avenue and at least 6th Avenue
When: 
May 17, 2012 - 1:54pm

Steel panels for arena building are brought to the construction site using a residential street which is not a truck route designated by The City of New York DOT. 

Construction trucks on Bergen Street

Location: 
Bergen Street from Vanderbilt to at least 6th Avenue
When: 
May 16, 2012 - 5:13pm

Trucks parked and then moving. One driver explained it is difficult to get to his destination (southbound 4th Avenue) from the LIRR construction ramp onto Atlantic Avenue without using residential streets. He professed not knowing that he is supposed to use Pacific St westbound from Vanderbilt Avenue, rather than using a residential street.

Railyard lights and construction may extend to 24 hours through June

ESDC and FCRC have issued a supplemental construction alert giving notice that work in Vanderbilt railyard will be extended to 24 hours a day for some periods through June.  Work already takes place in the railyard from 6 AM to 3 AM.  The notice states that working hours are being expanded to help speed up the reconstruction of the Carlton Avenue Bridge.  Work to reconstruct the bridge began in December 2010, nearly 3 years after it was closed for reconstruction.
 
According to the notice, plumbing work scheduled over the next few weeks and located in the section of the railyard between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues cannot be executed while other work is taking place there.  It is described as "quiet work" that will be localized and intermittent.  The work will be lit either by the LIRR yard's permanent lights (only those lights in the vicinity of the work), or by portable lights.
 
The hours the lights will be used will be expanded again when the "cutover" of LIRR operations from the southern tracks to the northern tracks takes place. Around the clock work will occur immediately before and during the cutover, which will take place over the course of two weekends in mid-June.    Moving LIRR operations to the northern tracks is the next step in the construction of the railyard.  The southern half now has to be lowered 27 feet to be at the same height as the recently excavated northern half.