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Impacts which degrade the breathability of air in areas surrounding the project site.

Trucks idle in B12 footprint at night again

Location: 
Inside B12 footprint along Dean Street
When: 
April 18, 2018 - 8:40pm

Two LIRR trucks idled inside B12 footprint again.  A video documenting them idling for more than 3 minutes can be found here:  https://youtu.be/BJFHaE_wzX8
 
There were two types of trucks.  One was a box truck with a cab.  The other appeared to have a crane or winch.  Photos are attached.  A clearer video than what is posted on youtube is available on request.
 
The fence lining the B12 site is chain link with plastic mesh.  There is no noise mitigation provided by the fence.  
 

Apparently undisclosed construction LIRR staging and idling in the early morning and without noise attenuation -- B12 lot

Location: 
B12 site
When: 
March 17, 2018 - 1:10am

Last night and early this morning LIRR used the B12 site as construction staging and trucks appeared to be using the site to wait.  The construction alert states the LIRR work taking place this weekend late at night "will be done inside the yard."
 
The link to the four minute video here (higher quality video available on request) shows a truck idling for the duration, and the entire lot being used for construction staging.  It is filmed at 1 am.  https://youtu.be/vmIUpxx0v9A
 

Smoke from tar boiler is one of many problems Monday; State employee eyes problem

Location: 
Carlton Avenue south of Dean Street
When: 
November 28, 2016 - 10:00pm

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.
 

Foul smell and apartment shaking

Location: 
Dean between 6th & Carlton - 560 Dean Street
When: 
September 28, 2016 - 12:32pm

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week there block and my apartment we filled with a foul & toxic smell. There was no work being done in our building and the smell increased upon leaving the apartment, coming from the corner of Dean & Carlton.

For the past two days, while sitting at my desk at the front of the building, there is a vibration felt through my keyboard .... once again there is no construction going on in our building.

Russo construction truck closes 6th Avenue for more than 2 minutes

Location: 
6th Avenue and Dean Streets/B15 footprint
When: 
November 28, 2015 - 12:20pm

Here is a video of a large truck with a container manuevering to get into the former satellite parking lot in the B15 footprint:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyDwnFP8USQ
 

More on late night truck noise on Dean and Pacific

Location: 
Dean and Pacific
When: 
November 23, 2015 - 1:30am

Here is a report from the same resident who forwarded the information that formed the catalyst for the closed/resolved AYW incident report #http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/1798.

More dust from 535 Carlton Avenue

Location: 
535 Carlton Avenue
When: 
November 25, 2015 - 8:04pm

The documentation in this report: http://www.atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/2015/11/video-dust-from-535-... dust in the same relative area as the incident in AYW incident report: http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/1801
 
What work was discontinued by the State, (the discontinuance of which apparently provided the rationale for AYW to close as resolved the incident on November 17th)?
 
Who specifically from oversight was on the site at the time of this incident, and how/when did they become aware of it?

Dean Street jammed with cars; Noise from traffic increased by wall; Carlton Avenue closed without notice

Location: 
Dean Street and Carlton Avenue
When: 
November 16, 2015 - 8:00pm

Carlton Avenue was closed without notice last night and as a result Dean Street was turned into a traffic jam.  It is now a regular occurrence that Dean Street from Carlton to Vanderbilt is jammed.  
 
At some points in the week the movement across Vanderbilt Avenue on Dean Street is failed as an intersection because cars take minutes to get through the intersection.
 

Dust from 535 Carlton Avenue

Location: 
535 Carlton Avenue
When: 
November 17, 2015 - 9:37pm

A resident on Dean forwarded me this complaint and the attached photo.  She writes: "I walked by this morning and thought, "What are we breathing?"  
 
The photo shows dust emanating from the construction site.  It rises in a plume and appears to blow southwest toward homes.  According to the witness, the source was drilling which stirred dust into the air. 
 
The location was the 535 Carlton Avenue construction site.  
 
 
 
 

2015-08-31 2 B3 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle from 5:35am until 8:09am no flaggers blocks 6th Ave

Location: 
620 Atlantic B3 site
When: 
August 31, 2015 - 5:49am

2 each B3 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle & not stage in approved area from 5:35am until 8:09am no flaggers blocks 6th Ave with 6+ construction workers stand around not flagging while bikes & cars must egress into oncoming traffic for over 2.5 hours, 1 staging & completely blocking traffic on 6th Ave blocking lane (see date stamped photos)
https://youtu.be/ZMjA1aAeyRM
https://youtu.be/F_b26o9WhfQ