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2012-03-07 Vibrations felt in residential building as heavy equipment works in LIRR Vanderbilt rail yard 311 - 3405306

Location: 
Vanderbilt rail yards behind 718 Atlantic Ave
When: 
March 7, 2012 - 8:52am

Vibrations felt in residential building as heavy equipment works in LIRR Vanderbilt rail yard
Residents @ 700 Pacific St’s 171 unit residential building feel vibrations over many hours as heavy equipment operates in Barclays Arena - Vanderbilt rail yard reconfiguration project. Residents infer that the accelerated working hours 6am to 3am 7 days a week is contributing to the increased number of heavy earth movers operating in the rail yard. see pictures in previous report below.
Complaint number - 3405306
Previous report:

2012-03-06 Hole in LIRR Vanderbilt rail yard fence near NW corner of Carlton Ave & Pacific St

Location: 
near NW corner of Carlton Ave & Pacific St
When: 
March 6, 2012 - 10:21pm

2012-03-06 Hole in LIRR Vanderbilt rail yard fence near NW corner of Carlton Ave & Pacific St creating an ‘attractive nuisance’ for the community.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gACd2bpkOY

2012-03-06 Vibrations felt in residential building as heavy equipment works in LIRR Vanderbilt rail yard

Location: 
Vanderbilt rail yards behind 718 Atlantic Ave
When: 
March 6, 2012 - 9:24am

2012-03-06 Vibrations felt in residential building as heavy equipment works in LIRR Vanderbilt rail yard
Residents @ 700 Pacific St’s 171 unit residential building feel vibrations over many hours as heavy equipment operates in Barclays Arena - Vanderbilt rail yard reconfiguration project. Residents infer that the accelerated working hours 6am to 3am 7 days a week is contributing to the increased number of heavy earth movers operating in the rail yard. see pictures
Complaint number - 340-5200 

2012-02-22 PAL Environmental Services were in the Vanderbilt rail yards

Location: 
Vanderbilt rail yards 718 Atlantic Ave
When: 
February 22, 2012 - 9:27am

PAL Environmental Services truck in the Vanderbilt rail yards; their services…
http://palcorp.com
PAL Environmental Services
11-02 Queens Plaza South
Long Island City, New York 11101
Telephone:   (718) 349-0900
Facsimile:     (718) 349-2800
 

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