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Day 2 - AY Dump Truck Illegal Idling & turns non-designated Public St corner into potential dangerous staging area

Location: 
SE corners of Pacific St & 6th Ave
When: 
September 23, 2011 - 6:30am

AY Dump Truck Illegal Idling & turns non-designated Public St corner into potential dangerous staging area part 1 of 2

Location: 
SE corners of Pacific St & 6th Ave
When: 
September 22, 2011 - 6:00am

Part 2 & 2a

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFNLx4bGSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW78ippfVcQ

00:00 no flagger at all

00:20 again Atlantic Yards dump truck construction traffic fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp

AY Dump Truck Illegal Idling & turns non-designated Public St corner into potential dangerous staging area part 1 of 2

Location: 
SE corners of Pacific St & 6th Ave
When: 
September 22, 2011 - 6:00am

Late Night Early Morning Construction Noise

Location: 
Carlton Avenue between Dean & Pacific
When: 
September 16, 2011 - 10:01pm

This is an ongoing problem that started over a year ago. The time isn't always consistent so it's hard to predict, but I captured it on video back when it started, but I don't think I can post this file here due to size. It's a very loud tractor that moves around the block at all hours including early mornings, weekends, late nights.

Atlantic Yards-related work extends to 24 hours a day, resulting in many reported quality of life impacts

 

Late night and weekend work hours continue to be expanded at Atlantic Yards.  The work in the video above takes place at Atlantic and 4th Avenues on a regular basis late at night and is concluded at 6 am.  This video is from September 1st.

Normal construction work hours at the site extend from 7 am to 3:30 pm.  Work in the arena is now often 24 hours a day during the week and extends into weekends.  As of this weekend, work in the Vanderbilt railyard will take place both Saturdays and Sundays. Truck deliveries for the arena have now been moved forward to as early as 6:00 am.   Construction staging on block 1129 is active any time extended hours work takes place elsewhere in the footprint or its vicinity.

The number of workers during extended hours is often significantly less than during normal weekday hours.  And according to the Amended Memorandum of Environmental Commitments, "work that generates high noise levels would be scheduled during weekday daytime hours to the extent feasible...unless required by safety or other agency requirements." Now safety and other agency requirements often appear to override community noise concerns.

late night jackhammering 09-14-11

Location: 
Atlantic Ave and 4th Ave
When: 
September 14, 2011 - 10:28pm

late night / over night jackhammering for Barclay's Arena construction (ongoing. see previous reports).

night-time construction on road around Atlantic Yards

Location: 
557 Atlantic Ave.
When: 
September 9, 2011 - 12:01pm

there is on-going night-time construction of roads in and around the Flatbush / Atlantic intersection. Many people are not aware of this b/c the crews start work at 9:30 pm and finish at 5:30 am. The noise is unbearable for those of us that live near the intersection. Extremely loud jackhammering and pounding of steel road plates all night. Children (and adults) in the units facing Atlantic up and down the block and around the intersection are not sleeping at all.

late night jackhammering 09-09-11

Location: 
Atlantic Ave and 4th Ave
When: 
September 9, 2011 - 1:47am

ongoing overnight jackhammering for Barclay's Arena.

late night jackhammering 09-01-11 part 2

Location: 
Atlantic Ave and 4th Ave
When: 
September 1, 2011 - 10:49pm

early this morning ... jackhammering ... late tonight and probably well into the morning of September 2, 2011. jackhammering. no effort to reduce the decibels. 311 inspector will somehow visit the site and find nothing wrong. attaching video link as proof.
Gus.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrna4eMYxjk

late night jackhammering 09-01-11

Location: 
Atlantic Ave - Pacific Street
When: 
September 1, 2011 - 3:30am

overnight jackhammering by two different teams. no sound attenuation used. work begins roughly at 11:00pm and ends at 5:00am. this has been ongoing and is affecting local residents' ability to sleep.