The following report was received from Patti Hagan:
No driver, construction truck left to idle at the bus stop.
I've attached photos of two additional trees damaged since the construction fence was installed around block 1129. Vehicles need to pull up on the sidewalk in order to load or unload, or if an emergency vehicle needs to pass. They pull up on top of tree beds as though they are the same as sidewalks.
I was passing by this morning and found an understandably upset driver being interviewed by a Roux-uniformed employee with a clipboard on Dean Street. Her car and the Roux-labeled truck were stopped in the travel lane.
The driver claimed a "clump of dirt" had flown threw the air and hit her side window as she drove by. The car was passing by the drill rig at the time. Her side window was shattered. She noted that if sitting near the window, her child would have been injured. Photo is attached.
It is not just local businesses that are having to park on the sidewalk right now. Barlays Center removed "unneeded" items from the arena using the Sugar Factory as an exit. A truck was illegally parked on the sidewalk in order to make the job easier.
Yesterday Barclays Center's snow removal equipment was dropped off on Dean Street directly across from the fire station. The equipment included a trailer which was left behind. When I arrived the fire department and the operators of the equipment were engaged in a heated discussion. It appeared to me that the trailer left behind was in the way of the operation of the fire house. A fire truck was waiting to enter. The fire truck needs a wide turning radius to enter and exit the house. The street itself was blocked in the meantime.
A drill located at Dean Street and Carlton Avenue may have sprayed beyond the construction perimeter onto Dean Street last Thursday. The video here shows red soil outside the perimeter that matches exactly the same soil the drill is excavating. The video also shows red dirt and pebbles extending from the drill all the way to the construction fence. It looked to me like traffic had worn away evidence of dirt further into the street.
The State still hasn't managed to find a way to clear the snow from the project's sidewalks 8 years after the project was approved. The wet snow from today is likely to freeze tonight creating black ice and difficult footing. A great many of the remaining sidewalks are currently closed for construction. The combination obviously makes the area undesirable to walk through and about. The sidewalks that are cleared are on the arena block and the east side of 6th Avenue.
For the 3rd time this week a truck got stuck under the tree on Carlton Avenue. This morning the truck wasn't just too tall, it was also too wide. According to the resident who forwarded me the information, the truck hit the tree because of its height, and the green wall because of its width. There are fresh scratches on the green wall across from the tree.
Yesterday, after I posted some photos in "Pedestrian crosswalk unsafe for at least 4 months", I took photos from the ground too and was surprised with the police officers there, looking like it was a reaction to the photos an hour earlier. That was the first time ever I saw police directing traffic there outside of event hours. That is a good thing. But there are always unattended times.