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Noise

Noise impacts resulting from project creation or operation.

Atlantic Yards failure to monitor noise by Dept of Environmental Protection

Location: 
Atlantic Yards construction zones
When: 
August 6, 2011 - 9:11pm

Complaint filed by Newswalk resident, stating that DEP is failing to obtain accurate noise readings because monitoring is irregular rather than ongoing.

Atlantic Yards construction noise - Rail yards

Location: 
Pacific between 6th Ave and Carlton
When: 
August 6, 2011 - 9:08pm

Jack hammer machine breaking a concrete retaining wall on SATURDAY MORNING. Complaint submitted to 311 by 6th floor resident at Newswalk.

Jack hammer noise from rail yards

Location: 
rail yards between 6th Ave and Carlton
When: 
August 6, 2011 - 9:30am

Complaint was filed by 4th floor resident at Newswalk about noise from demolition of concrete wall in rail yard.

Jack hammer noise from rail yards

Location: 
rail yards between 6th Ave and Carlton
When: 
August 6, 2011 - 9:07am

This is a noise complaint filed by a resident on the sixth floor in Newswalk. Jack hammer demolition on block 1120 on Saturday morning.

Construction-related noise

Location: 
rail yards between 6th Ave and Carlton
When: 
August 6, 2011 - 6:48am

Jack hammer demolition of a concrete retaining wall. SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE 7 A.M.!!!

Construction-related noise

Location: 
Pacific between 6th Ave and Carlton
When: 
August 5, 2011 - 6:30am

Noise from earth-moving equipment (bulldozers and dumptrucks) from railyard began at 6:30a.m. Very loud. Breaking concrete retaining wall and dropping chunks into open flatbeds.

Night Work Without Permit

Location: 
Flatbush Ave at 5th Ave
When: 
August 2, 2011 - 12:52am

Contractors with MFM began working on Flatbush around 10 pm and cut through the street. At 1 am, a backhoe began breaking through the street cut. However, no permit for the work was listed on the city's web site. A representative with 311 said that even though the permit was not listed on the city's website, the contractors may have received a special variance for the construction. Either way, this work was not listed in the most recent construction update, which is deceiving to residents.

Sat arena work: FCR workers turns non-designated Public St corner into potential dangerous staging area for iron beam deliveries

Location: 
NE& SE corners of Pacific St & 6th Ave
When: 
July 30, 2011 - 10:56am

Ildling of trucks!

Saturday arena work: FCR construction workers turns non-designated Public Street corner into potential dangerous staging area for iron beam delivery + while trucks idle for hours + no flaggers

High Pitched Noise; Brown Water; Dust

Location: 
Carlton Avenue between Pacific and Dean
When: 
July 28, 2011 - 8:00pm

Report filed by phone.  It is from resident of Carlton Avenue between Pacific and Dean Streets.

A high pitched sound is coming from the railyard in block 1121.  It is loud enough to hear at Bergen Street.  Called 311 who said an inspector would be there within ten days.  On 311's suggestion called Con Ed, (sound "sounds electric").   Con Ed said there are no outages and no problems nearby.

Water turned brown yesterday, (Wednesday), when shelter in block 1129 was taken down.

Complaints about extended hours work continue, and new sources of construction noise at night and on weekends may be on their way

Complaints about late night and after hours construction work continue to reach this website.  The video above, (which reached this site indirectly), was filmed at 1:30 am at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Bergen Street.

Complaints about permitted late night work on the project date back to the extended infrastructure work that took place on Dean Street and Flatbush Avenue in 2008 and caused substantial discomfort to many living in the vicinity.  The earliest illegal after hours work inside the footprint dates to the spring of 2007, only a short time after work on the project began.  

The sources of the complaints relate to an expanding list of types of work scheduled at night and on weekends.  The affected residential areas are dispersed throughout the perimeter of the 22 acre project site.