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Construction and delivery trucks idle near Barclays

Location: 
Dean Street bwtn 6th and Flatbush, 6th btwn Dean and Atlantic, Pacific near 6th, Atlantic btwn Clermont and South Oxford
When: 
March 18, 2013 - 2:54pm

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

Standing in no standing zones, bus stop, travel lanes and turning lane; also closed public sidewalk

Location: 
Dean btwn 6th and Flatbush and 6th Avenue btwn Dean and Atlantic
When: 
March 18, 2013 - 1:00pm

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.
 
Deliveries
 

Great, now tour buses are unloading on 5th Ave/St. Marks

Location: 
St. Marks / 5th
When: 
March 17, 2013 - 3:59pm

ReveSportif.com / BellHorizon #3044. Quebec plates.

Trucks in pad

Location: 
The Pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
When: 
March 2, 2013 - 8:32pm

Six trucks are parked in the Pad tonight.  The trailers are apparently down below.  Why aren't they in the Navy Yard as promised?
 
photo attached
 

Streth Limo parked in Bus Stop on Bergen Street

Location: 
Bergen Street B/wn Flatbush and 5th Ave
When: 
February 22, 2013 - 8:30pm

Belated Posting-

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."

Street light out

Location: 
Dean Street between Carlton and 6th Avenue at Dean Playground
When: 
January 31, 2013 - 9:02pm

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.

New AYW survey of illegal (mostly) black car parking around Barclays Center

Location: 
General Impacted Area around Arena
When: 
January 30, 2013 - 8:59pm

AYW has executed a new survey of illegal black car parking.  It is published with analysis and additional information here:
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/1169
The data is also below:
 
Survey results, January 30th:

Illegal parking and idling violations continue; enforcement has increased

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.  

78th Pct vehicles in travel lanes of Bergen Street

Location: 
Bergen Street b/wn 6th ave and Flatbush
When: 
January 24, 2013 - 10:45am

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.

Images attached

Barclays bus driver states no instructions given; he drives down residential street

Location: 
Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
When: 
January 11, 2013 - 8:00pm

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.