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.
Idling Rihanna bus on pad with lots of fumes; idling limo on public sidewalk; 3 trucks on Pacific between Carlton and Vanderbilt
Five or six buses are parked on the pad as well as a catering truck and several limos. One is idling. A video of the bus idling for more than 3 minutes can be watched here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJuj7okj610
In addition, a limo parked with driver (for who?) projecting into public sidewalk was also idling. A video showing the limo idling for more than 3 minutes can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPY5PUVYO28
A new survey of illegal parking and idling in the vicinity of Barclays Center during the first Nets/Bulls play-off game uncovered some changes to black limo behavior from the last survey. Overall the survey, which covered a smaller geographic area than the last, demonstrated illegal parking and idling conditions continue.
The survey is easy to execute by the volunteers because the locations for illegal parking are so predictable. There were very few unuccuppied hydrants in the area during the survey.
Notably not a single black limo was parked in the official location designated by the Department of Transportation for TLC parking on the south side of Atlantic Avenue from 6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue. A NYPD tow truck was stationed there to clear it of private cars, but it had little motivation to work.
The link below is to a video which explains the use of the Pad for the first Nets/Bulls play-off game. The staff member was helpful and friendly. He had apparently not been trained the behavior he was describing (the engine of a bus running for 40 or 50 minutes) is illegal.
The Pad is used regularly regardless of the type of event.
Here is a written description of our dialogue:
Air monitos have been out during working hours but not on Saturday.
2013-03-20 Barclays Arena delivery vendors & circus 18 wheel tractor trailer's on Dean St & not turning left on 6th Ave to Atlantic
Below is a recap of Tuesday the 19th's problems on Dean Street, 6th and Pacific. The report is based on two visits, one at 1:30 PM and one at 8:45 PM. Most of the problems were related to the circus, but construction related to the work on 6th Avenue and at B2 is contributing.
Trucks idling in multiple locations due to construction and arena deliveries today, documented mostly between 12 and 1:
Construction truck on Pacific near 6th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzJks-SXZD8
Flatbed on 6th Avenue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdui_5aCD7g
Container truck waiting to go into loading dock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUSDBuRihhA
Three dump trucks in Atlantic lay-by lane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKP68Eg9_rU
A combination of undisclosed construction work on 6th Avenue, general arena deliveries, and the arrival of Ringling Bros. caused a lot of infractions of NYC regulations near the arena today, and certainly demonstrated the limits of the capacity of the arena to receive deliveries. The construction work which involved the closing of a public sidewalk and the operation of a crane over a public roadway wasn't included in the most recent construction alert.