When I saw a truck leave the Barclays loading dock and drive up Dean St., I went to ask the security guards at the dock why. The response from the two security guards was that no one had ever told them that there were any restrictions on which streets the trucks should use. Also their supervisor confirmed that they had never been given such information. So much for Ashley Cotton's detailed presentation in September regarding truck routes!
Can these types of incidents be reported to 311? I expect several more violations, if they really are violations, after the breakdown of the circus.
2013-03-18 Barclays Arena ops & B2 construction blocks traffic @ 6th & Dean St & arena food delivery truck turns left on Dean St & then Carlton & idles @ Pacific & 6th Ave
2013-03-20 Barclays Arena vendor reverses from 6th Ave into left turn only lane & parks on Dean St instead of going around the block & Coors light arena deliver truck pulls of of elevator & uses Dean St
2013-03-20 Barclays Arena delivery vendors & circus 18 wheel tractor trailer's on Dean St & not turning left on 6th Ave to Atlantic
Below is a recap of Tuesday the 19th's problems on Dean Street, 6th and Pacific. The report is based on two visits, one at 1:30 PM and one at 8:45 PM. Most of the problems were related to the circus, but construction related to the work on 6th Avenue and at B2 is contributing.
I am a member of the Prospect Place Block Association (Carlton Avenue to Underhill Avenue).
I noticed that last Friday night (3/15) at approximately 9:30pm, there were virtually unbroken lines of double parked (empty) cars on Dean Street on the two blocks stretching from Sixth Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue and on St. Marks Avenue between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues. I also think that I saw someone who was acting as a “parking attendant”
Trucks idling in multiple locations due to construction and arena deliveries today, documented mostly between 12 and 1:
Construction truck on Pacific near 6th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzJks-SXZD8
Flatbed on 6th Avenue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdui_5aCD7g
Container truck waiting to go into loading dock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUSDBuRihhA
Three dump trucks in Atlantic lay-by lane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKP68Eg9_rU
A combination of undisclosed construction work on 6th Avenue, general arena deliveries, and the arrival of Ringling Bros. caused a lot of infractions of NYC regulations near the arena today, and certainly demonstrated the limits of the capacity of the arena to receive deliveries. The construction work which involved the closing of a public sidewalk and the operation of a crane over a public roadway wasn't included in the most recent construction alert.