In the spring of 2012, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, a sponsor of Atlantic Yards Watch, commissioned a review of Atlantic Yards’ compliance with its stated environmental commitments, which was conducted by Sandstone Environmental Associates of Metuchen, NJ. In addition to reviewing hundreds of incident reports submitted to AYW by community members during arena construction, Sandstone analyzed internal reports produced by Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESDC) environmental monitor, Henningson, Durham & Richardson Architecture and Engineering, P.C. (HDR). Sandstone’s final report documented significant issues of noncompliance with Atlantic Yards’ environmental commitments on the part of Forest City Ratner Companies and its contractors during arena construction, and made recommendations for improvements to be introduced in future phases of construction.
The Sandstone report received little acknowledgement by ESDC when it was published in July 2012. However, the report’s findings and recommendations were incorporated into the BrooklynSpeaks coalition’s response to the Draft Scope of Work for the Atlantic Yards Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) in March 2013, and were also referenced in the group’s comments on the Draft SEIS (DSEIS) submitted in May 2014.
A review of the Final SEIS (FSEIS), released in June 2014, shows that ESDC and FCRC have adopted modifications of the Atlantic Yards construction mitigation and monitoring programs for future construction at the site. Although some of the changes appeared in the DSEIS, significant additions were made between the DSEIS and the FSEIS. Here is an outline of changes to the project’s monitoring protocols that parallel recommendations made by Sandstone and comments from community organizations.
2014-09-10 Barclays 3 ea 18 wheeler illegally park on 6th Ave 1 parking on wrong side of street facing SB on NB side of 6th Ave; could be a issues with fire trucks egress.
2014-09-08 18 wheeler tractor trailer Tully on WB on Bergen then N on Carlton not a truck route get stuck
Tully 18 wheel tractor trailer delivering concrete barriers uses “not truck routs” on WB Bergen then NB Carlton has issues even making turn then can't maneuver because Carlton has chronic alt side double parking MTTF, so driver blares air horn! Then parks on Carlton Ave bridge, then make loop back to WB Pacific then NB On 6th to unload on Atlantic Ave.
On Tuesday September 9, 2014, Barclays Center will host Fashion Rocks, a major New York Fashion Week event at Barclays Center.
The producers have been granted a permit for a red carpet to be located on Dean Street between Flatbush and 6th Avenue. The 78th Precinct has announced the following street closures for the day of the event.
- Dean Street between Flatbush Avenue and 6th Avenue, 6:00AM unitl midnight
- 6th Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Bergen Street, 3:00PM until midnight
- Pacific Street between Carlton Avenue and 6th Avenue, 3:00PM until midnight
All closures apply to vehicle traffic only. Pedestrians will have access but will not be allowed on the arena sidewalk. Residents and those drivers with garage access will be allowed on to Pacific Street. Arena management has characterized the event as "significantly smaller in scale than the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards."
Neighbors with questions may contact Terence Kelly with questions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (347) 834-3957.
2014-08-30 many Barclays 18 wheelers not staged, idle, park in red no standing & blocks 6th Ave Bridge
Barclays load in 18 wheelers on Dean St bet 6th Ave & Carlton Ave (no trucks allowed), 2 block & parks on 6th Ave bridge, idles & parking in red no standing @ 5:45am.
2014-08-29 18 wheeler was 'crusing' trying to find Barclays, traveling North on Flatbush can make right turn on Dean to Barclays dock causing traffic jam @ 4pm
2014-08-30 1st 18 wheeler parking on 6th Ave bridge around 10am
At 5:45am Barclays 18 wheeler idles in red no standing zone next to residential building, the supervisor @ Barclays security said they would move the rig as of 6:45 am it has not moved.
3305629 DOT Streetlight Service Request
2014-07-16 parking on sidewalk starts - don't know owner(s)
I was forwarded a photo of a module parked in the turning lane on Dean Street again today which I hope to attach tomorrow.
In the meantime, I have also verified the incident using the arena webcam. The module was in the turning lane (and it appears bike lane) from 10:25 AM to 12:55 PM.
A local resident has forwarded by email a photo of a module parked in the Dean Street turning lane at 11:30 am today. According to the resident, the bicycle lane was partially blocked. No 311 complaint was filed. The situation no longer exists.
Using the Atlantic Yards Watch arena-cam I've established the module was parked in the lane from 10:05 am to 1:25 pm. A truck, most likely the truck moving the module, was then parked in the same location from 1:35 pm to 2:15 pm.