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2013-06-29 Barclays Bruno Mars Tour bus ilding for 2+ hours on Pacific St

Location: 
6th Ave & Pacific St
When: 
June 29, 2013 - 9:33pm

http://youtu.be/LunGeeRTwNg
 

Cement trucks for B2 pour using Bergen Street

Location: 
Bergen St between Vanderbilt and Flatbush
When: 
June 17, 2013 - 2:15pm

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.

Questions for the Barclays Center Transportation Demand Management forum

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

Location: 
The pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
When: 
May 5, 2013 - 8:00pm

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
 

Crosswalk Blocked at Barclays

Location: 
northeast side of Flatbush and 5th Avenue
When: 
April 24, 2013 - 8:33pm

The crosswalk is blocked with tape at Barclays Center and 5th Avenue, (northeast side of the Flatbush and 5th Avenue intersection).
Photo attached

Some changes in limo behavior emerge but illegal parking and idling violations continue

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.  

Illegal parking and idling violations continue; some enforcement evident

Location: 
Various locations to the east and north near the arena
When: 
April 20, 2013 - 9:30pm

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

Pedestrian Struck by Car

Location: 
5th Avenue and Flatbush
When: 
April 10, 2013 - 9:18am

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.

2013-04-07 Green Day fans block sidewalk 5 hrs until concert force peds onto Atlantic Ave

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave 6th Ave & Atlantic
When: 
April 7, 2013 - 3:49pm

Pedestrians forced to walk on Atlantic Ave beacuse Green Day fans line up from 6th Ave to Barclays entrence on Atlantic Ave -  no Barclays oversight
http://youtu.be/KBAtU-LeBf8
00:54 asks for change$$
01:02 01:07 peds must walk on Atlantic & can't see westbound traffic comming
01:41 man & woman w baby has to cross to Nside of Atlantic to avoid crowd.

2013-04-07 Green Day fans start to gather @ rear of Barclays 6th & Dean St

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave 6th & Dean St
When: 
April 7, 2013 - 1:48pm