The Prominent taxi company has set up an illegal limo parking cue on the residential portion of Fort Greene Pl. About 12 limos are double parked and idling.
Flyers have been stapled to three street trees across from the arena and B2 by John Civetta & Sons. The concern is damage to the street trees. This 311 complaint is a DSNY complaint. I also filed a second complaint for damage to the trees with the Parks Department.
Multiple yellow NYCON concrete trucks used Bergen Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Flatbush Avenue this afternoon to deliver concrete for the foundation of Building B2 on Dean Street between Flatbush and 6th Avenues. Bergen Street is an MTA bus route, has a busy bike lane, is a residential street, is adjacent to the well-used Dean Street Playground, passes the 78th Precinct House, and is not a designated NYC truck route, as are Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues.
On Thursday, June 13, the Empire State Development Corporation will host a presentation by Forest City Ratner Companies and Sam Schwartz Engineering entitled, "Effectiveness of the Barclays Center Transportation Demand Management Plan." The meeting will be held at The Brooklyn Hospital Center's Third Floor Auditorium, located at 121 Dekalb Avenue, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Representatives from FCRC and SSE will answer questions from the audience. Here are some open issues we hope to hear discussed.
Idling Rihanna bus on pad with lots of fumes; idling limo on public sidewalk; 3 trucks on Pacific between Carlton and Vanderbilt
Five or six buses are parked on the pad as well as a catering truck and several limos. One is idling. A video of the bus idling for more than 3 minutes can be watched here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJuj7okj610
In addition, a limo parked with driver (for who?) projecting into public sidewalk was also idling. A video showing the limo idling for more than 3 minutes can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPY5PUVYO28
The crosswalk is blocked with tape at Barclays Center and 5th Avenue, (northeast side of the Flatbush and 5th Avenue intersection).
A new survey of illegal parking and idling in the vicinity of Barclays Center during the first Nets/Bulls play-off game uncovered some changes to black limo behavior from the last survey. Overall the survey, which covered a smaller geographic area than the last, demonstrated illegal parking and idling conditions continue.
The survey is easy to execute by the volunteers because the locations for illegal parking are so predictable. There were very few unuccuppied hydrants in the area during the survey.
Notably not a single black limo was parked in the official location designated by the Department of Transportation for TLC parking on the south side of Atlantic Avenue from 6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue. A NYPD tow truck was stationed there to clear it of private cars, but it had little motivation to work.
Here is a survey of illegal parking and idling April 20th between 9:15 and 10:15 PM during the Nets/Bulls play-off game. The geographic location included areas with regular illegal parking to the north and east of Barclays Center. The idling reported below wasn't timed, but in all cases the drivers looked settled in, (i.e.: sleeping or reading).
I did not call 311 for any of the violations below.
Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
A pedestrian was struck by what appeared to be a F-150 type truck on 5th Avenue near Flatbush. I arrived at the scene just after the incident, but the driver fled the scene leaving behind the grill of the truck, as well as the license plate. This section of Flatbush has been particularly dangerous in recent weeks during morning hours, as cars on Flatbush block the intersections making it dangerous to cross. Because of the grid lock, drivers take aggressive action to make light and turn in opposite lanes.