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2012-02-11 Temporary construction regulation nailed to two trees on Pacific Street removed

Location: 
NW side of Pacific & Carlton Ave extending W
When: 
February 11, 2012 - 12:59pm

A temporary construction regulation establishing no parking in the vicinity of the Carlton Avenue Bridge reconstruction has been posted to two trees on Pacific Street. Signs associated with "Maintenance and Protection of Traffic" (MPT) are obtained and installed by a contractor for FCRC. It is illegal to nail into street trees in NYC. The fine of $150 for each posting is doubled when the sign is nailed to the tree.

2012-01-22 Atlantic Yards press conference on governance - Jeffries, Adams, Camara

Location: 
Front of Barclays Center @ Flatbush & Atlantic
When: 
January 22, 2012 - 2:00pm

2012-01-22 AY Press conference on Atlantic Yards governance - Jeffries, Adams, Camara
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKj6A1zMEGs

Building #2 announcement raises questions about construction plans, parking and open space

The New York Times has unveiled pictures of what may be the first residential building to be built at Atlantic Yards.  If this design is used for what is called Building #2, the 350-unit building will be the tallest using modular construction in the world.  

At the last several District Service Cabinet meetings FCRC Vice Presidents Jane Marshall and Bob Sanna have stated alternate plans using modular and conventional construction are being prepared by FCRC.  The Times notes that "the developer ultimately may instead decide to build the first tower conventionally."  

According to the Wall Street Journal, FCRC will build using modular techniques if an agreement can be reached with the construction unions.  The Journal cites Bruce Ratner that existing incentives for developments where half the units are priced for middle and low income tenants "don't work for a high-rise building that is union-built." Norman Oder in Atlantic Yards Report calls this a "stunning contention" and "astounding admission" because in both 2006 and 2009 the State found plausible the developer's argument it could build the residential development with existing incentives within ten years.  Evidence to the contrary was ignored when those findings were made. 

The Times states FCRC hopes to begin construction early next year.  This information is consistent with statements made by FCRC at the November 3 District Service Cabinet meeting.  The start date for construction has been delayed several times by FCRC.  When the 2009 Modified General Project Plan was approved, Building #2 was expected to start in the fall of 2010. In the fall of 2010, FCRC stated they hoped to start construction in early 2011.  

A lot may have to be accomplished to start construction in the spring of 2012.  The Wall Street Journal states that FCRC does not yet have construction financing in place.  The developer is negotiating with union leaders who had anticipated members would receive higher hourly rates associated with on-site construction.  In order to build using modular techniques, FCRC apparently intends to build a factory to manufacture components, but a location for that factory has not been chosen yet. And other questions with implications for the existing community and the future residents of Building #2 remain unanswered.

Overcrowded parking due to arena changed parking for NYC Police or Fire employee’s now public trees & tree beds destroyed

Location: 
SE corner of Pacific St & 6th Ave to NE corner of Dean St & 6th Ave
When: 
November 10, 2011 - 11:34am

Public trees & tree beds destroyed by NYC Police or Fire employee’s using unauthorized placard parking permits to park their private cars on the east sidewalk from SE corner of Pacific St & 6th Ave to NE corner of Dean St & 6th Ave.

FCR workers/contractors from Vanderbilt rail yards illegally tape ‘no parking signs’ to public trees with no notice to residents

Location: 
NW corner of Pacific St & Carlton Ave
When: 
November 10, 2011 - 5:59am

FCR workers/contractors from Vanderbilt rail yards illegally tape ‘no parking signs’ to public trees and no prior notice to residents of parking changes.

They are working using a crain to get into the rail yard.

 

2011-10-31 continual incessant pounding and vibrations from rail yard construction

Location: 
Behind 718 Atlantic Ave ~ Vanderbilt rail yards
When: 
November 10, 2011 - 9:17am

2011-10-31 continual incessant pounding and vibrations from rail yard construction for 3~7 days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5rXoDuPUpw

2011-10-31 continual incessant pounding and vibrations from rail yard construction

Location: 
Behind 718 Atlantic Ave ~ Vanderbilt rail yards
When: 
November 10, 2011 - 9:17am

2011-10-31 continual incessant pounding and vibrations from rail yard construction for 3~7 days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5rXoDuPUpw

2011-04-04 Glass moving from AY construction

Location: 
700 Pacific St
When: 
April 7, 2011 - 1:53pm

Vibrations from Vanderbilt Yards construction make water in glass move.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz4d57693-M

311's filed

Atlantic Yards - Interloping construction workers not allowed but is in children’s side of Dean Street playground

Location: 
children’s side of Dean Street playground E of 6th Ave on Dean St
When: 
August 22, 2011 - 2:20pm

Complaints from local residents that adults (arena construction workers) without children interloping in children’s Dean Street playground, sign's #1 rule prohibit's ADULT's except in company of children.

construction helemt visible in picture 0702 & 0703

prior incident:

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/207

Atlantic Yards - construction worker not allowed but is in children’s side of Dean Street playground

Location: 
children’s Dean Street playground E of 6th Ave on Dean St
When: 
August 5, 2011 - 2:06pm

Atlantic Yards - Interloper construction worker not allowed in children’s Dean Street playground, sign's #1 rule Prohibit's ADULT's except in company of children.