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Noise impacts resulting from project creation or operation.

Undisclosed weekend work and equipment idling

West side of block 1129
November 22, 2014 - 1:58am

The contractor Russo worked on equipment inside block 1129 on a Saturday although no weekend work was disclosed in the relevant Two-Week Look-ahead.  
There was very loud metal on metal banging and several pieces of equipment were left idling.  
The equipment was idling for longer than 3 minutes.  I did not have time to call 311.  The idling continued throughout the course of the 2 videos that follow, both longer than 3 minutes.

Large construction trucks pick up/deliver? at night on block 1129

Block 1129
October 24, 2014 - 9:55pm

Large trucks arrived and appeared to pick up trailers stored on block 1129 in the arena parking lot.  The engines were loud, there was hammering and the back-up signals were triggered.  I can't find any disclosure of nighttime work/deliveries on block 1129 at night in the two week look ahead.
Video of a part of it:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0WPWn3l404&list=UU80z_6IGgNNMwtGZRmf02lQ

Large construction trucks arrive and remove chains at 5:50

Barclays lot along Dean
October 24, 2014 - 5:50am

I was woken up when large construction trucks arrived at the Barclays Center lot at 5:50 this morning. Their back-up alarms were triggered when they backed up to the fence along Dean Street. Once they arrived they removed the chains from their load with their loud engines on. There were four or five trucks in all. There was a lot of activity at the site and shouting.


2014-10-16 3 ea Barclays 18 wheel tractor trailers stage, illegally idle over 15 min & block 6th Ave bet Dean St & Atlantic Ave

6th Ave SB bet Atlantic & Dean
October 16, 2014 - 10:52am

2014-10-16 3 ea Barclays 18 wheel tractor trailers stage, illegally idle over 15 min & block 6th Ave bet Dean St & Atlantic Ave
1) Truck drivers near Atlantic stand outside truck and chat while idling
2) Truck driver bet Dean St & Pacific walks around his rig & works & adjusts equipment while idling
3) S/B Fire truck can't maneuver because not enough room
4) School bus blocked
5) Honking
6) no flaggers

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

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.

2014-09-10 Barclays 3 ea 18 wheeler illegally park on 6th Ave 1 parking on wrong side of street

6th Ave bet Atlantic & Dean St
September 10, 2014 - 10:09pm

2014-09-10 Barclays 3 ea 18 wheeler illegally park on 6th Ave 1 parking on wrong side of street facing SB on NB side of 6th Ave; could be a issues with fire trucks egress.

2014-09-08 18 wheeler tractor trailer Tully on WB on Bergen then N on Carlton not a truck route get stuck

Bergen & Carlton
September 8, 2014 - 1:39pm

Tully 18 wheel tractor trailer delivering concrete barriers uses “not truck routs” on WB Bergen then NB Carlton has issues even making turn then can't maneuver because Carlton has chronic alt side double parking MTTF, so driver blares air horn! Then parks on Carlton Ave bridge, then make loop back to WB Pacific then NB On 6th to unload on Atlantic Ave.

2014-08-30 many Barclays 18 wheelers not staged, idle, park in red no standing & blocks 6th Ave Bridge

620 Atlantic various locations
August 30, 2014 - 3:26pm

Barclays load in 18 wheelers on Dean St bet 6th Ave & Carlton Ave (no trucks allowed), 2 block & parks on 6th Ave bridge, idles & parking in red no standing @ 5:45am.
2014-08-29 18 wheeler was 'crusing' trying to find Barclays, traveling North on Flatbush can make right turn on Dean to Barclays dock causing traffic jam @ 4pm
2014-08-30 1st 18 wheeler parking on 6th Ave bridge around 10am

2014-08-30 5:45 am Barclays 18 wheeler idles in red no standing zone next to residential building

700 Pacific St
August 30, 2014 - 5:36am

At 5:45am Barclays 18 wheeler idles in red no standing zone next to residential building, the supervisor @ Barclays security said they would move the rig as of 6:45 am it has not moved.