There is a dangerous attractive nuisance at the 550 Vanderbilt site. A door has been left open into the site approximately where the water main break was today, apparently.
The door gives entrance to the entire construction site. Immediately inside the door is a large pit. The workers on the 550 Vanderbilt building are protected from the pit by a warning sign and a streamer of sorts. The pit is readily accessible from the street, though.
See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHbGzPW2FIs
Dean Street jammed with cars; Noise from traffic increased by wall; Carlton Avenue closed without notice
Carlton Avenue was closed without notice last night and as a result Dean Street was turned into a traffic jam. It is now a regular occurrence that Dean Street from Carlton to Vanderbilt is jammed.
At some points in the week the movement across Vanderbilt Avenue on Dean Street is failed as an intersection because cars take minutes to get through the intersection.
Forwarded to me by email (and posted to AYW with permission) from a resident with windows facing south to Dean Street between 6th and Carlton Avenues.
"Last night, like many nights (every night?), I was kept awake by many loud construction vehicles roaring down DEAN street from 1 am onwards. I notified 311 via mobile app, which did not have a category that suited this complaint, btw. I chose the closest thing I could find. PD response was (explitive), as expected. Here is the reference for you, for what it is worth."
Pacific Street between 6th and Carlton was made yet more challenging today because of a water line break in the sidewalk outside 666 Pacific Street. Pacific was flooded (as much by construction workers, equipment and DEP than by water), and the sidewalks were closed on both sides of the street. Actually, they apparently would have been anyway since construction was occurring in the 666 Pacific Street sidewalk.
Truck idling on the sidewalk blocking safe passage for pedestrians. Pedestrians with strollers were forced to use the road with on-coming traffic (see attached photos).
2015-08-31 2 B3 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle from 5:35am until 8:09am no flaggers blocks 6th Ave
2 each B3 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle & not stage in approved area from 5:35am until 8:09am no flaggers blocks 6th Ave with 6+ construction workers stand around not flagging while bikes & cars must egress into oncoming traffic for over 2.5 hours, 1 staging & completely blocking traffic on 6th Ave blocking lane (see date stamped photos)
Due to work in the street at the Dean and Vanderbilt intersection, Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt was closed today. According to multiple workers involved with the work, it was closed all day and re-opened around 2:15.
According to the workers, the work being executed was electrical work in the street for 550 Vanderbilt. The work was not Con Ed. There was no notice of this work, or the closure of the street by either the Pacific Park developers or the State.
Greenland/FCRC fail to disclose 5 am start time of installation of 10 murals; bike lanes blocked Thursday the 13th
Greenland/FCRC Partners failed to give notice to the residents on Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues that installation of the Pacific Park Arts murals would start at 5 am, and that the use of hydraulic lifts during that time could be noisy. The community notice disseminated is attached. It says simply that the street would be closed for the day. Because the notice was thin in detail, on Tuesday preceding the event I asked a FCRC representative for any additional information they could provide.
Concrete delivery blocks Dean/Vanderbilt intersection; information about work couldn't be more limited
A large delivery of concrete was made to the 550 Vanderbilt site using an entrance to the site in the Dean/Vanderbilt intersection rather than the Pacific Street entrance. To use the entrance the trucks had to be backed through the gate, requiring the closure of the Vanderbilt/Dean intersection with the use of flaggers. A concrete truck was also witnessed entering the Pacific Street entrance from Vanderbilt via the north bound traffic lane.
Posillico Tully truck parked in no standing zone; undisclosed/illegal method of entering site detailed
A Posillico Tully truck was standing/parked in a no standing zone on South Portland Avenue below Atlantic Terrace waiting to enter the Atlantic Avenue work area this morning. Specifically, the truck was located on the northeast corner of the Atlantic Avenue/South Portland intersection pointed in the direction of the traffic. South Portland is not a legal truck route and is not included in the truck protocols as a truck route, so the truck was not only parked illegally it was on an illegal route. It was standing/parked right below a residential condominium complex.