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Impacts related to the presence of workers, vehicles, barriers, and infrastructure associated with demolition, excavation, and construction work being performed at the site.

Truck idles at bus stop while driver goes inside construction fence

Dean & Carlton bus stop
January 6, 2015 - 11:27pm

Construction delivery stops and idles at bus stop for 10 minutes while driver goes inside the construction fence on the opposite corner.

2014-10-08 work @ B3 until 9pm

Dean St & 6th Ave B3 site
October 8, 2014 - 9:00pm

2014-10-08 work @ B3 until 9pm

2014 10 08 several 18 wheeler stages on 6th Ave blocks traffic & idles over 15 min

6th Ave SB bet Pacific & Dean
October 8, 2014 - 8:38am

No flaggers several (picture attached) 18 wheeler for B3 site work blocks traffic and causes bus full of children who's driver view is blocked must travel into on comining traffic.
00:57 blocks traffic and causes bus full of children who's driver view is blocked must travel into on comining traffic.

2014-09-12 dust released @ B3 crane site prep work into neighborhood

620 Atlantic B3 site
September 12, 2014 - 9:20pm

Video & picture show uncontained dust releases @ B3 crane site prep into neighborhood!

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.

Undisclosed after hours work and trespassing?

752 Pacific/Pacific Street between Carlton Avenue and Vanderbilt
September 11, 2014 - 6:48pm

Construction workers continued to work after hours outside of 752 Pacific Street. As the video links show, the workers went in and out of 752 Pacific. They were doing multiple things including moving and loading large equipment (including backing it up), throwing metal into a dump truck, and patching asphalt over two spots in front of the building.

They could be associated with the work in 752, or they could be associated with the drilling on the block. Which?

2014-07-16 parking on sidewalk starts

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

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

2014-06-27 rail yard work begins around 6am not 7am – dumping boulders and loud hammering

Vanderbilt rail yards behind 718 Atlantic Ave
June 27, 2014 - 6:23am

2014-06-27 rail yard work begins around 6am not 7am – dumping boulders and loud hammering



2014 06 27 overnight on 'test pit' for AY rail yard no notice & not on 2 week look ahead & no permit

6th Ave & Atlantic Ave just west on south side
June 27, 2014 - 1:14am

http://youtu.be/jpANGuBi_Q8 Http://youtu.be/YxW1-zCSI1o

2014-06-18 Vanderbilt rail yards sodium high intensity flood lights on @ 4am

620 Atlantic Ave various locations Vanderbilt rail yards
June 18, 2014 - 4:15am

lights were on all night and no work