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Impacts which result in the presence of garbage, litter, or refuse in the areas surrounding the project site.

More limos illegally parked on St. Marks Ave. for Barclays events

St. Marks Avenue between Flatbush and Carlton
September 15, 2014 - 5:22pm

2014-09-11 residents continue to ask Barclays, "please don't smoke by my door" and discard your butts.

Dean St directly across from loading docks
September 11, 2014 - 5:14pm

2014-09-11 residents continue to ask Barclays please don't smoke by my door, Barclays does NOT permit smoking near or on their property. Even a sign on the door dose not deter staff, contractors or fans from smoking next to residents property.

MTV's Video Music Awards takes neighborhood by storm


On August 25, the MTV Video Music Awards and its red carpet landed with a wallop in the neighborhood around Barclays Center.  The video to the right shows some of the volume and scale of the red carpet event, which was staged next to homes at the Dean Street and 6th Avenue intersection.  At the end of the video, Miley Cyrus steps from her limo, giving a preview of her later performance on stage.  The crowds lining the street are comprised largely of young people brought in by MTV, not residents from the block.

While other events have spilled out of the arena onto public sidewalks and streets, the VMAs were the first to receive permission from the City to close streets and sidewalks in the neighborhoods nearby.    The entire setting -  from its crowds to the facades of the townhouses nearby - were carefully stage-managed for the camera and attending media.  The experience for local residents went far beyond the red carpet walk seen on t.v. It included: five consecutive nights of after hours outdoors construction work, filming footage prior to the event, live performances with amplified sound, a projection screen with lights, six back-up generators, and a shipped-in cast apparently numbering between one and two thousand people.  

The MTV VMAs leave plenty behind: food packaging, bottles, red carpet, and debris

Dean Street, 6th Avenue and Pacific Street
August 26, 2013 - 10:30pm

The code of conduct we've found from the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment says nothing should be left behind by the production, but plenty has been.  A clean up took place Sunday night and early Monday morning but it wasn't thorough -- especially given MTV was a guest being hosted by a neighborhood and borough.   

2013-08-04 Beyoncé general admission lining up east to 6th Ave - S to Pacific St & trash

620 Atlantic Ave SW side near 6th Ave to Pacific
August 4, 2013 - 9:06am

Barclays said they would not allow lining up of GA patrons on e/b on Atlantic & S on 6th Ave to Pacific St.

Flyers stapled to street trees on Dean Street

Dean Street between Flatbush and 6th
July 14, 2013 - 3:51pm

Flyers have been stapled to three street trees across from the arena and B2 by John Civetta & Sons.  The concern is damage to the street trees.  This 311 complaint is a DSNY complaint.  I also filed a second complaint for damage to the trees with the Parks Department.

Uncontained food waste/garbage at construction site

Dumpster at 6th Avenue and Pacific Streets
July 12, 2013 - 9:04am

An uncovered dumpster in the construction site where the removal of the south retaining wall is taking place contains food waste.   The dumpster appears to also hold a mix of office equipment and construction debris.  
Keeping food waste separate and contained was part of the plan detailed to the community to keep the rodent population down in 2011.  There was no change in the status of the dumpster between the 7th and the 11th of July.  It may have been in this location for some time.

Rail yard construction garbage

Garbage in B4's empty lot
July 12, 2013 - 8:32am

This garbage (see photo)  in the B4 footprint has been in the same location on a continuing basis for months. The garbage is caught in fencing surrounding LIRR rails.

2013-05-05 Barclays tour buses run generators & park “red no standing zone” Pacific St & 6th Ave

6th Ave & Pacific St
May 5, 2013 - 11:20am

2013-05-05 Barclays tour buses run generators & park “red no standing zone” Pacific St & 6th Ave
Rihanna tour buses turn north side of Pacific St & 6th Ave into RV Park complete with slide out rooms running generators in a ‘red no standing’ zone near residential building.

Atlantic Yard Patrons Trash the block

Pacific St side of Modells
May 6, 2013 - 6:50am

Litter on this block Pacific St. between 4th & 5th
has quadrupled, the patrons throw bottles and cans
in front yards, tree pits and general garbage cans.
My daughters car had vomit, of chunky hotdogs on the
bumper. Now large bags are garbage are tossed around
for fun and left like this on the street.

What happened to encouraging the patrons to use the
subway at the entrance of Barclay center. What
happened to the vigilant police presence we saw the first month?