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.
ReveSportif.com / BellHorizon #3044. Quebec plates.
Six trucks are parked in the Pad tonight. The trailers are apparently down below. Why aren't they in the Navy Yard as promised?
During Nets home game on 2/22/2013 one of the many illegally parked black cars was a stretch limo right in the bus stop on Bergen Street across from Bark Hot Dogs. The length of the vehicle was an issue for cars turning right from Flatbush Ave, not the mention forcing the MTA busses to stop in the middle of the street and cause Bergen Street traffic to back up across Flatbush Ave.
311 report filed. Vehicle eventually moved. According to 311:
"The Police Department responded to the complaint and took action to fix the condition."
A street light is out on Dean Street between 6th and Carlton. It is adjacent to Dean Playground. It is roughly across the street from Temple of Restoration.
AYW has executed a new survey of illegal black car parking. It is published with analysis and additional information here:
The data is also below:
Survey results, January 30th:
For the night of the Heat vs. the Nets, a small team of AYW volunteers surveyed the state of illegal parking and idling in the vicinity of Barclays Center. Above is a photo of a TLC driver sleeping in his car while parked in a crosswalk on the north side of Atlantic Avenue near South Oxford Street.
The study began at 8:30 and concluded at 10:30 PM. The streets were each only surveyed once. They are listed in the order they were surveyed. The survey preceded the end of the game which is by far the most impactful period of arena operation.
Based on our experience and AYW incident reports, the same locations are used over and over by drivers parking and idling illegally. We used a slightly larger set of boundaries for this survey than our previous survey on December 5th. Our western boundary was 4th Avenue in Park Slope and Fort Greene Place in Fort Greene; the southern boundary was St. Mark's Avenue in Park Slope and Prospect Heights. The eastern boundary in Prospect Heights was Vanderbilt Avenue; in Fort Greene it was South Portland Avenue. The northern boundary was Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue.
In total, we witnessed 77 parking and/or idling violations. 65 were parking and 12 were idling violations. In December we found 83 violations. 64 of those were for parking and 19 were for idling. Vehicles cited below as idling were not timed to see if they were idling for longer than the 3 minutes allowed in NYC, although in many cases the drivers appeared to sleeping, on the phone, or watching television. We did not file complaints with 311. Many of the illegally parked cars had out of state licenses.
3 NYPD vehicles (1 marked, 1 unmarked, 1 with placard) blocking travel lanes on Bergen Street. Patrol car and unmarked car parked next to bike lane. Ford Fusion Flex (personal vehicle?) parked in curbed lane. This busy block with a bus stop was reduced to 1 travel lane. No NYP personnel in site.
I spoke to a bus driver in a bus driving down Dean Street between 6th and Vanderbilt. He confirmed he had dropped off VIPs at Barclays Center. He told me he had received no instructions about where to go. He was just driving around looking for a resting place.