All the streetlights are out on the south side of Atlantic lining Barclays Center between Sixth Avenue and the former Fifth Avenue. The area near Sixth Avenue is particularly dark because of the construction fence -- essentially a tunnel, and very unsafe seeming.
Some of the street lights are inside the Atlantic Avenue MPT. Construction was active in that exact area yesterday when I last walked by. I think it is likely that the lights are out due to construction.
None of the sidewalks adjacent to any area of the Atlantic Yards development are shoveled. This is a recurring problem every year. It creates hazardous pedestrian conditions, especially for parents of young children and elderly residents of the neighborhood. It's perplexing that the developer is not responsible for clearing the sidewalks in front of their construction sites. Is there a policy around this issue? It's both frustrating and dangerous.
On my way to the train today, I passed Dean between 6th and Flatbush and found what looked to me to be unsafe pedestrian conditions there. This is nothing new.
The northern sidewalk was closed on the Flatbush side and left open on the 6th Avenue side. It was closed mid-block by stanchions at the Barclays entrance, and by a barrier just past the entrance to 461 Dean. The walkway demarcated in the street around 461 Dean that is occasionally open, was closed.
Conflicting construction at 461 Dean and 215 Flatbush, and an encroachment on public sidewalks by Barclays Center, impacted the north and south sidewalks on Dean Street and both ends of the Dean/Flatbush crosswalk on the east side of Flatbush Monday.
There were multiple problems on Monday morning. A number were associated with an asphalt/tar job at 535 Carlton. This job was unrelated to the removal of the construction fence around 535 Carlton and could have been scheduled at another time.
There were multiple problems with construction associated with 535 Carlton Avenue on Monday night and Tuesday morning.
1). As has already been posted on AYW, late Monday afternoon no parking flyers were hung on approximately 10 street trees on Carlton between Dean and Bergen Streets. The flyers banned parking on both sides of the street starting at 7 AM Tuesday morning. They did not provide any contact information so it was impossible to know on whose behalf the parking was being removed.
A resident of Dean Street and his wife were coming home last night when they witnessed wood flying off the B3 site. They called 311 immediately and were patched through to 911.
A dump truck backed into the entrance on Dean Street for the 535 Carlton Avenue construction site delayed fire response from the Dean Street firestation. The dump truck was backed into the entrance on Dean and blocking the street. The fire truck could not get by.
The turning lane and the area surrounding the MPT on the north side of Dean Street between 6th and Flatbush were retasked by the arena for parking during the event on Sunday.
The "no standing" zone on the south side of Atlantic Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Sixth Avenue was filled with parked cars today at 1:19PM before a Nets game. The attendant in the yellow jacket, who worked for Sam Schwartz Engineering, told me that the area was being used for VIP parking for the arena. The "no standing" sign is clearly visible at the right.