Update June 18: DOB has amended the full stop work order on the site to allow the approved work of grading and removal of minor construction debris. Since the installation of the retaining tanks has not been approved yet, the stop work order will remain in place for that work. We will post further information when it is provided.
The Department of Buildings has issued a stop work order for construction on block 1129. The stop work order is dated June 15th and describes the violations as "various." The address cited is 583 Dean Street, which is the address under which FCRC has submitted the plans for the surface parking lot on block 1129. The order states the work on the "full site" is to be stopped "except to make site safe."
Community members have complained about the work on the block 1129 for multiple reasons, most seriously recently for vibrations on buildings in the historic district along Carlton Avenue. Several incident reports from that area have been filed on this website about vibrations over the last several weeks, including a ceiling collapse.
The only work currently approved in relation to the implementation of the lot is grading and minor removal of construction debris. The plans for the detention system to be used for handling the storm water runoff from the lot and the plans for the lot including fencing are listed as "disapproved" on the DOB website.
The work on the lot for the last month has appeared to exceed the scope and impact of the approved work. This week excavations at least 20 feet deep were made. What appears to be tanks for the detention system have been placed along Carlton Avenue.
2012-06-13 6th Ave between Atlantic Ave & Dean St closed @ various times since 6-12 - no advance notice to community
2012-06-08 Construction vests in dash didn't get ticketed until resident videotapes on alt side parking reg
A resident provided this video that they shot because the Traffic Enforcement officers didn't ticket construction workers cars with vests in dash until he started videotaping them.
2012-06-04 Barclays Arena contractor Laquila continues to park on sidewalk & destroying/damaging curbs on public Pacific
Daily parking in "Red No Standing" zone & parking on public sidewalk by blue pickup truck (owned by Laquila #66151-KA NYS) ; continued Barclays Arena contractors/LIRR & motorcycles parking on sidewalks & destroying/damaging (see attached pictures) the curbs on public Pacific St SW corner @ 6th Ave makes it dangerous for pedestrians walking, when ANY vehicles park @ the corner and directly on the sidewalks pedestrians must cross before the crosswalk to avoid traffic.
2012-06-02 Renewed illegal changing of parking signs around the Barclays Arena on Dean St still not fixed!
Previous report & 311 call:
2012-06-02 Barclays Arena construction debris blown into neighborhood vendor is Carlisle coating & waterproofing wrapper
2012-05-29 Barclays Arena LIRR dump truck uses Carlton Ave - added vibrations – these pictures show this Barclays Arena LIRR dump truck driving directly into the Vanderbilt rail yard from Carlton Ave. The EDC has the power to ban and/or fine these trucking companies, if they are issuing fines, then fining them is ineffective or why when will the ESD start fining or banning them?
Trucks parked and then moving. One driver explained it is difficult to get to his destination (southbound 4th Avenue) from the LIRR construction ramp onto Atlantic Avenue without using residential streets. He professed not knowing that he is supposed to use Pacific St westbound from Vanderbilt Avenue, rather than using a residential street.
trucks driving all over, beeping, dropping things, generally being a nuisance