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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
 

Barclays Center garbage stored in satellite uplink lot

Location: 
Satellite Uplink Parking Lot/620 Atlantic Avenue
When: 
April 22, 2013 - 4:19pm

A pile of 20 or 30 bags of garbage has been in the satellite uplink parking lot since at least Saturday.  The pile is against the wall of the home next door.  It is visible from the street through the uncovered entrance on 6th Avenue.  
Photos are 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.  

BMW parked in satellite uplink lot

Location: 
Satellite uplink parking lot
When: 
April 20, 2013 - 9:33pm

BMW parked in satellite uplink parking lot (photo attached).  This same car has been parked in the pad, so apparently there was spill-over from the free parking in the pad for the play-offs.  

Equipment bus idles on Pad; valet parking for coaches and staff

Location: 
The Pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
When: 
April 20, 2013 - 9:28pm

The link below is to a video which explains the use of the Pad for the first Nets/Bulls play-off game.  The staff member was helpful and friendly.  He had apparently not been trained the behavior he was describing (the engine of a bus running for 40 or 50 minutes) is illegal.
The Pad is used regularly regardless of the type of event.    
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I2QbLHdpOo
 
Here is a written description of our dialogue:

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

311 Service Request Noise - Commercial loud music #: C1-1-841924331

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave 6th & Dean St
When: 
April 7, 2013 - 9:17pm

The following 311 or complaint was forwarded to me & I am filing to AYW @ the providers request.
Supposedly Police responded and found no evidence of violation, as the music was reverberating through our apartment. I wonder what time between 10:32p and 2:09a they responded.
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Tour buses and cars parked in pad

Location: 
The Pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
When: 
April 7, 2013 - 2:30pm

Tour buses and cars are parked in the pad next to the arena during prep for Green Day.

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