april 26, 2007 I did lodge two complaints with 311, the first one, #1599188 is concerning whether or not the collapse effected air quality, since they are supposedly removing asbestos from the building. My second complaint #3223409 was about our building physically shaking. Anyway, else who felt the collapse, should definately call 311 and err our concerns, so this type of thing doesn't happen again.
15099450—april 26 around 730 PM: ??Is air quality safe after parapet fell and shelter evacuated. --called for update 4/27/07: told it has been assigned to an inspector but no response time for this type of report--but no update yet
april 27 noise/afterhours construction us too #1600813, for noise/afterhours construction to the dept of enviro protection/311
Construction noise: 1601413 EPA
Extended work hours have been expanded to new locations and types of work; Construction Alerts do not have enough detail to gauge whether FEIS projections are relevant
Extended construction work hours are a serious concern for those who live near the construction site in part because the work overlaps with the period families are most likely to be home.
A supplemental construction alert released April 25th announced weekday work hours on the railyard have been extended from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM to 6:00 AM- 4:30 PM, and that in addition Saturday work will take place from 7 AM to 5:30 PM for a period of three months or more. Arena construction has also regularly been scheduled on weekends during this period, as has work in block 1129, not only related to the staging areas but also to the preparatory work for demolition of 603 Dean Street.
Construction trucks continuously beep regardless of the direction they go in. The noise started at 6:50 this morning, (Saturday).
A significant cluster of rodents is located in the front yards of homes along the north side of Dean Street near 6th Avenue. These are among the homes closest to Barclays Center construction.
Casagrande drill rig is modified to prevent spewing dust after video and photography of dust is forwarded to oversight
After several weeks of community complaints, a large Casagrande drill rig in block 1120 has apparently been modified to cease spewing dust. This is the same machine that also triggered recent vibration complaints in the community nearby.
Video of dust clouds emanating from the drill were filmed April 6, April 14, and April 18 and forwarded to oversight. The video below is from April 18.
The work is taking place in block 1120 inside the LIRR railyard. The drill is one of several putting in place piles that are in part to support the rear of the still occupied buildings adjacent to the work. Piles are also being installed in the vicinity of a tunnel on the east end of the railyard in block 1121.
Air quality monitoring is conducted inside the railyard by a sub-contractor hired by Forest City Ratner and their contractors. Excluding the Carlton Avenue Bridge, city agencies only oversee work located in those areas of the project footprint not owned by the MTA/LIRR. The Empire State Development Corporation has an environmental monitor, HDR, that oversees all monitoring that takes place.