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Fire Hydrant Blocked by Atlantic Yards/FCR construction worker

Location: 
centre hydrant N side pacific between 6th Ave & Carlton Ave
When: 
July 9, 2011 - 7:37am

Fire Hydrant Blocked by Atlantic Yards/FCR construction worker.

Current Status: The Police Department issued a summons in response to the complaint.

Fire Hydrant Blocked by Atlantic Yards/FCR construction worker

Location: 
centre hydrant N side pacific between 6th Ave & Carlton Ave
When: 
July 8, 2011 - 6:48am

Fire Hydrant Blocked by Atlantic Yards/FCR construction worker

NYPD apparently continues to selectively enforce the law; Illegal construction worker parking expands to Atlantic Avenue

Today the Daily News story Illegal Parking Rampant Around Atlantic Yards Construction Zone in Brooklyn covers the long on-going problem of illegal construction worker parking in the vicinity of the project site.

Construction workers piggyback on the illegal parking of city employees associated with the NYPD 78th Precinct, FDNY 105 Ladder Company and HPD in the vicinity of the 78th Precinct.  This is possible due to the apparent selective parking regulation enforcement of the NYPD in the area around the precinct.  

Numerous 311 complaints from community members have been filed at this website about the issue.  The pattern of the dispositions of the 311 complaints seem to show the police not finding a problem at the time they go to the locations reported in the complaints.  In one case in which the disposition stated the police had corrected the problem, follow up from the filer showed the problem still in place.

Construction workers park illegally on sidewalks, in bus lanes and ignore parking regulations on Pacific Street, 6th Avenue, Dean Street and Atlantic Avenue.  An estimated 20 to 30 construction worker cars parked illegally in the immediate area daily during the work week.  Free parking for up to 40 construction worker cars is already provided inside the footprint by FCRC to construction workers on several locations on block 1129 and at the former location of the Carlton Avenue Bridge between blocks 1121 and 1120.

A month ago, Dean Street Block Association, 6th Avenue to Vanderbilt did a survey together with Transportation Alternatives of parking in the vicinity of the 78th Precinct primarily focused on precinct employees.  Of the 87 cars observed, all but four were parked illegally.  (Those three were legal placards used legally).  Of the other 83, 12 had some form of construction gear (a hard hat, goggles, a vest, etc) in the dashboard;  11 or so had a phony placard, and around 35 had nothing at all -- they were just illegally parked.  The remainder had placards, but were parked illegally (on the sidewalk, in fires zones, in front of hydrants, etc).

Fire Hydrant Blocked by Atlantic Yards/FCR construction worker.

Location: 
centre hydrant N side pacific between 6th Ave & Carlton Ave
When: 
July 6, 2011 - 6:48am

Fire Hydrant Blocked by Atlantic Yards/FCR construction worker.

Illegal parking on Dean Street

Location: 
Dean between Flatbush and 6th ave
When: 
June 22, 2011 - 8:55pm

cars illegally parked in No Parking 8-6 and in bus stop

Illegal Parking on Pacific Street

Location: 
Pacific between 6th Ave and Carlton
When: 
June 22, 2011 - 8:54pm

double parked cars on sidewalk and in No Standing zone

Illegal Parking on Pacific Street

Location: 
Pacific between 6th Ave and Carlton
When: 
June 17, 2011 - 1:02pm

9 cars parked on sidewalk and in No Standing zone

Illegal Parking on Pacific Street

Location: 
Pacific between 6th Ave and Carlton
When: 
June 16, 2011 - 11:13am

Ten cars, identified by make, model, license plate, parked in "No Standing" zone, some on sidewalk. Report forwarded to 77th precinct.

Illegal parking on Dean Street

Location: 
Dean between Flatbus and 6th ave
When: 
June 13, 2011 - 4:48pm

I reported five illegally parked cars by make, model and license plate. The information was forwarded to the 78th Precinct. I had to leave my name, address and phone number as well.
Christine

Cement Trucks Idling on Dean Street

Location: 
Dean Street between 5th Ave and Flatbush
When: 
June 13, 2011 - 11:25am

Cement trucks are idling on Dean Street in a no parking area while they wait to enter the construction site just across Flatbush Avenue.