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

Additional environmental oversight measures show influence of community and consultant input

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

Location: 
6th Ave bet Atlantic & Dean St
When: 
September 10, 2014 - 10:09pm

http://youtu.be/Aomt6DZ09zE
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

Location: 
Bergen & Carlton
When: 
September 8, 2014 - 1:39pm

http://youtu.be/5cbvLGYzEiU
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.

Street closings for Fashion Rocks, Tuesday, September 9

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 tkelly@brooklynse.com, 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

Location: 
620 Atlantic various locations
When: 
August 30, 2014 - 3:26pm

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.
@5:45am
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/1638
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
http://youtu.be/QSmm-kOeZu8
2014-08-30 1st 18 wheeler parking on 6th Ave bridge around 10am
http://youtu.be/PKnfBEWjrlw

2014-08-30 5:45 am Barclays 18 wheeler idles in red no standing zone next to residential building

Location: 
700 Pacific St
When: 
August 30, 2014 - 5:36am

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.
http://youtu.be/phMrapFYO9Q
 

2014-08-26 street lights are out in front of park/playground again

Location: 
Dean St from HPD lot to fire station
When: 
August 26, 2014 - 7:25pm

3305629 DOT Streetlight Service Request

2014-07-16 parking on sidewalk starts

Location: 
near 674 Pacific St
When: 
July 16, 2014 - 7:30am

2014-07-16 parking on sidewalk starts - don't know owner(s)

Module in turning lane on Dean Street

Location: 
Dean Street near 6th Avenue
When: 
June 24, 2014 - 11:30am

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.

Module and then truck parked in turning lane during the daytime

Location: 
Dean Street near 6th Avenue
When: 
June 23, 2014 - 10:05am

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.