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Impacts which reduce the safety of the roadway network surrounding the site, or represent danger to pedestrians and cyclists.

Construction Truck on Dean

Location: 
Dean Street from 6th Avenue to Vanderbilt
When: 
March 19, 2014 - 1:08pm

Dump truck traveled down Dean Street illegally yesterday.  It is unclear if it was associated with AY construction.

Truck on Carlton Avenue

Location: 
Carlton Avenue between Dean and Bergen
When: 
March 7, 2014 - 5:30pm

Complaint forwarded to AYW by email:
"I just reported the commercial truck from some Meet Co in the city on West st, that is parked on my block" 

2014-02-27 Barclays circus buses illegally idling +30 min + close 1 lane of traffic & park in B45 bus stop 1+hr

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave from Ft Greene to 6th Ave & B45 bus stop
When: 
February 27, 2014 - 2:21pm

Barclays circus buses while illegally idling for over +30 min close 1 lane of traffic on Atlantic & park in B45 bus stop 1+hr (pic & on video) also makes unsafe condition for school children to have to walk in between idling parked buses.
http://youtu.be/vrP6fykcNuw
http://youtu.be/j2iQRbI9fJc
http://youtu.be/TMJY8szASds

2014-02-20 art wall down @ 6th & Deans down since 2014-02-17 (3 days or more)

Location: 
NE corner 6th & Dean TV lot
When: 
February 20, 2014 - 11:44am

On 2014-01-23 Barclays B2 mod delivery tractors use Dean & did not turn N (L) 6th Ave to Atlantic

Location: 
Dean St @ 6th Ave EB towards Carlton
When: 
January 23, 2014 - 2:24pm

On 2014-01-23 Barclays B2 mod delivery tractors use Dean St & did not turn N (L) 6th Ave to Atlantic
Pictures show mod delivery trucks driving on Dean and videos show they were delivering at B2
http://youtu.be/Dp9oOVy7x0M
http://youtu.be/2YUukMZTQ48
 

2014-02-19 Barclays Circus trailers still illegally parked in B45 stop 4hrs later

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave various locations
When: 
February 19, 2014 - 7:32pm

2014-02-19 Ringling Bros illegally park circus trailers around Barclays neighborhood and still blocking B45 bus stop after 4 hrs - at 3pm they said load in was on 1 more hour & they were still loading in @ 9pm

2014-02-19 Ringling Bros illegally park trailers in bus zones, block traffic, red zone & on bridges causing pedestrians to walk into the street traffic to wait for bus stop.
1) Illegally parking trailers on 6th Ave between Dean St and Atlantic Ave including blocking the bridge causing NB traffic to transverse into oncoming motor traffic.

2014-02-19 Ringling Bros illegally park circus trailers everywhere around Barclays neighborhood

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave various locations
When: 
February 19, 2014 - 3:12pm

2014-02-19 Ringling Bros illegally park circus trailers around Barclays neighborhood
2014-02-19 Ringling Bros illegally park trailers in bus zones, block traffic, red zone & on bridges causing pedestrians to walk into the street traffic to wait for bus stop.
1) Illegally parking trailers on 6th Ave between Dean St and Atlantic Ave including blocking the bridge causing NB traffic to transverse into oncoming motor traffic.

Poor snow removal on Pacific Street and at the Carlton/Pacific intersection

Location: 
North side of Pacific Street and the Carlton/Pacific intersection
When: 
January 4, 2014 - 5:30pm

Many of the project's sidewalks were promptly and pretty well cleared by a truck with a plow following the storm last Thursday night and Friday morning.  But someone dropped the ball on the north sidewalk of Pacific Street between Carlton and 6th Avenue, and especially the sidewalk corners and crosswalks of the Pacific Street/Carlton Avenue intersection.  
 

Red Carpet Coaches block turning lane and bike lane on Dean Street

Location: 
Dean Street at Vanderbilt Avenue
When: 
December 3, 2013 - 8:52pm

Three limo/buses are blocking traffic, and the drivers are having a tailgate party, in the northbound turning lane and the bike lane on Dean Street at Vanderbilt Avenue.  Two of three are idling.
The buses are associated with one company: Red Carpet Coach.  They have come to the arena to drive Jewish groups associated with a Hanukkah celebration of some form during half-time.  They said the arena told them to stay nearby, but they were not told about the free standing area on Atlantic Avenue between 6th Avenue and Carlton.

MTV's Video Music Awards takes neighborhood by storm

 

On August 25, the MTV Video Music Awards and its red carpet landed with a wallop in the neighborhood around Barclays Center.  The video to the right shows some of the volume and scale of the red carpet event, which was staged next to homes at the Dean Street and 6th Avenue intersection.  At the end of the video, Miley Cyrus steps from her limo, giving a preview of her later performance on stage.  The crowds lining the street are comprised largely of young people brought in by MTV, not residents from the block.

While other events have spilled out of the arena onto public sidewalks and streets, the VMAs were the first to receive permission from the City to close streets and sidewalks in the neighborhoods nearby.    The entire setting -  from its crowds to the facades of the townhouses nearby - were carefully stage-managed for the camera and attending media.  The experience for local residents went far beyond the red carpet walk seen on t.v. It included: five consecutive nights of after hours outdoors construction work, filming footage prior to the event, live performances with amplified sound, a projection screen with lights, six back-up generators, and a shipped-in cast apparently numbering between one and two thousand people.