Home

Submit a report

Having a problem related to Atlantic Yards? Log in or register for a free account to submit a report to AYW.

Shadows

Impacts which cause areas surrounding the project to be blocked from sunlight.

2012-01-29 Sunday Overnight construction & street closure not disclosed on last ESD Construction Alert Post 2 up to 8am

Location: 
6th Ave & Atlantic - Barclays Arena & Vanderbilt rail yards
When: 
January 29, 2012 - 1:30am

Extended overnight construction, rail yard lights & street closure not disclosed on ESD Construction Alert from 2012-01-28 11pm until 8am 2012-01-29

Nowhere in the last two-week Atlantic Yards Construction Alert, dated 1/16/12, that was distributed by Empire State Development (after preparation by developer Forest City Ratner) indicated that overnight closure of traffic lanes & staging on Atlantic Ave with all night construction with the entire bank of Vanderbilt rail yard lights on was scheduled for Saturday night (2012-01-28)
 

2012-01-28 Overnight construction & street closure not disclosed on last ESD Construction Alert Post 1 up to 1:30am

Location: 
6th Ave & Atlantic - Barclays Arena & Vanderbilt rail yards
When: 
January 28, 2012 - 11:00pm

Extended overnight construction, rail yard lights & street closure not disclosed on ESD Construction Alert from 2012-01-28 11pm until 8am 2012-01-29
Nowhere in the last two-week Atlantic Yards Construction Alert, dated 1/16/12, that was distributed by Empire State Development (after preparation by developer Forest City Ratner) indicated that overnight closure of traffic lanes & staging on Atlantic Ave with all night construction with the entire bank of Vanderbilt rail yard lights on was scheduled for Saturday night (2012-01-28)

2012-01-28 Vanderbilt rail yards lights on after 11pm Sat, lights on until 8am Sunday the 29th 8 hrs over stated operating hours

Location: 
Vanderbilt rail yards behind 178 Atlantic Ave
When: 
January 28, 2012 - 11:00pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdGwADWe04k
 

2012-01-26 Vanderbilt rail yards lights on @ midnight

Location: 
Vanderbilt rail yards behind 718 Atlantic Ave
When: 
January 26, 2012 - 12:05am

2012-01-26 Vanderbilt rail yards lights on @ midnight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kldHY6WwWz0
 

2011-12-13 change in lighting configuration of high pressure sodium vapor lamps in LIRR Vanderbilt rail yards

Location: 
Vanderbilt Railyards 718 Atlantic Ave
When: 
December 13, 2011 - 7:01am

The 3 reflector cluster per pole configuration of high pressure sodium vapor lamps in LIRR Vanderbilt rail yards has been altered to turn on only one of the 3 lamps, more to be posted.

2011-12-10 Lighting update on rail yard work on Sat nite with picture & videos

Location: 
Vanderbilt Railyards 718 Atlantic Ave
When: 
December 10, 2011 - 6:30pm

2011-12-10 Lighting update on rail yard work on Sat nite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0eV9lRIFRg
01:54 lights off @ 6:45pm
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Update 2011-12-11 @ 8:21pm
Video shows stark difference with high pressure sodium vapor lamps on vs. off
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9GaeZ9RteU
 

2011-12-09 only the NE corner of rail yard 10pm update construction workers create plumes of smoke into neighborhood

Location: 
Vanderbilt Railyards 718 Atlantic Ave
When: 
December 9, 2011 - 10:00pm

Update: lights off @ 11pm Friday 2011-12-09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQDu5FoDWaE
00:00 NW corner @ 6th Ave & Atlantic or mid-rail yards shows any construction activity
00:53 Clear picture of workers are using localized lighting
02:47 construction workers create plumes of smoke that fills the air
 
Pictures show time stamp & smoke

2011-12-09 Video shows precisely what work Barclays Arena workers are preforming that requires needless illumination of railyard

Location: 
Vanderbilt Railyards 718 Atlantic Ave
When: 
December 9, 2011 - 7:36pm

Note: the attached picture shows that it is so bright that someone has enough light to read sitting on the grass next to rail yard fence.
Video #1
The high pressure sodium vapor lamps are so bright it appears that a starlight filter is used but it isn’t
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjdz27t6-W8
Video #2 shows precisely what work Barclays Arena workers are preforming that requires needless illumination of railyard

2011-12-08 Why is the ESDC condoning the Barclays Arena contractors to illuminate the entire rail yard for no reason?

Location: 
Vanderbilt Railyards 718 Atlantic Ave
When: 
December 8, 2011 - 7:30pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SS_oJ24E5E
The video shows..... no reason to the illuminate the entire rail yard.....

2011-12-07 ESDC/FCR failure to control rail yard's activities for using high intensity sodium flood lights after 11pm

Location: 
Yanderbilt railyards @ 718 Atlantic Ave
When: 
December 6, 2011 - 11:50pm

Lights off @ 3:25 am: time & time again this is another example of how the ESDC fails miserably to enforce FCR/Barclays Arena/Vanderbilt Rail Yards construction contractors to adhere to published Construction Alerts or EIS procedures to protect the local residents against the continued relentless negative impacts from arena/rail yard construction in a residential neighborhood; the rail yard high intensity sodium flood lights are still on after midnight.