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Air quality

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

Limos parked and idling on Fort Greene Place

Location: 
Fort Greene Place
When: 
October 13, 2012 - 11:00pm

Approximately 8 limos and taxis were parked and idling on Fort Greene Place between Lafayette and Hanson Place waiting for concert to let out.

Incredible number of limos parked in no parking or no standing zones, and idling (Parking and Air Quality Impacts)

Location: 
5th Avenue between St. Mark's and Dean, and streets to Flatbush
When: 
October 13, 2012 - 10:43pm

One set of patrolmen, when asked, did move to request idling drivers to shut motors and one in a bus stop to move, but another officer, a block away, said that he granted permission to at least one driver to park in a No Standing zone "because they have no where else to go". When I told him about the parking lot, he said "but that would cost money!" He said he was OK with the others parking nearby.....

Noted:
This is all circular from my home on St. Mark's Avenue between 5th and 6th:

Hours and hours of nonstop late night honking due to gridlock on formerly peaceful block

Location: 
St. Marks Place & 5th Avenue
When: 
October 11, 2012 - 11:15pm

Easy to know when there is an event at Barlcays center if you (still) live around 5th Ave & St. Marks Place/Ave: hours of endless honking due to gridlock at the intersection.

2012-09-30 Barclays buses stage & idle for over 1 hr on Pacific bet Carlton & 6th

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - mid Pacific St bet Carlton Ave & 6th Ave
When: 
September 30, 2012 - 12:15pm

 http://youtu.be/0wL8RUMy8fc
2012-09-30 Barclays buses stage & idle for over 1 hr on Pacific bet Carlton & 6th; they said that they were told to stage & park on Pacific St for a Barclays sponsored kids event.
 

idling limousines during event

Location: 
372 Bergen Street and across the street as well
When: 
September 28, 2012 - 10:45pm

Two limousines idling while waiting for their clients to return from the Jay-Z concert. One was a Cadlillac sedan (License No: 5) and one a Cadillac Escalade. I asked a nearby officer on patrol if he could do something, but he said he did not "deal with stuff like that -- its more of a traffic thing."

2012-09-18 toxic concrete dust next to Dean St residents windows

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave. - SW & NE corners of Carlton & Dean St
When: 
September 18, 2012 - 12:52pm

311 number: C1-1-784097821
 
Information of the toxicity of concrete dust can be read from attached MSDS (MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET For CONCRETE/CONCRETE PRODUCTS for wet unhardened concrete and dry hardened concrete products such as block, pipe, and precast concrete with salutation for concrete dust) next to residents windows.
 http://youtu.be/lRGxSLKa9Fs
http://youtu.be/BGXiP2BNUho

Truck violations increase while enforcement stays away

Over the last month changes to the way truck deliveries take place at Barclays Center have increased meaningfully the number of violations of NYC law, the Amended Memorandum of Environmental Commitments and Barclays Center Truck Delivery Rules and Requirements.  With apparently no enforcement taking place, the consequence is a wide range of adverse impacts on the community: trucks idling for long periods; use of unauthorized truck routes; and blocking of bus lanes, bike lanes, no standing zones and travel lanes.   Travel and the quality of life on Dean Street between Flatbush and 6th Avenue is particularly affected.

2012-09-06 18 wheeler parks idles over the 3 min blocks oncoming traffic @ 6th & Dean St no flaggers

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - 6th Ave NW corner @ Dean St
When: 
September 6, 2012 - 3:25pm

 
2012-09-06 18 wheeler parks idles over the 3 min blocks oncoming traffic @ 6th & Dean St no flaggers
18 wheeler parks idles over the 3 min in oncoming traffic @ 6th & Dean St no flaggers in very congested intersection, workers replacing sidewalk, bike lane during rush hour traffic.
http://youtu.be/sMes_ZHn7UU
01:54 another tractor trailer turns onto Dean St (not a truck route)
07:15 turns left onto Dean St with no flaggers the wrong way
 

2012-09-06 several commercial for hire buses using Carlton & Pacific, not a truck route

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave various locations - 6th Ave & Pacific St
When: 
September 6, 2012 - 2:15pm

For the last several days various commercial for hire buses using Carlton & Pacific, not a truck route, appears like their testing routes.

2012-09-06 18 Barclays tractor trailer parks & illegally idles @ 6th & Pacific then parks in bus stop lane on Dean

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave various locations - 6th Ave & Pacific St
When: 
September 6, 2012 - 2:12pm

Lost not managed Barclays Arena vendor 18 wheeled tractor trailer parks & illegally idles then drives S. on 6th Ave turns left on (NOT A TRUCK ROUTE) Dean St then illegally parks in B65 bus stop.
http://youtu.be/ZXWHei8rZNk
http://youtu.be/AfEZ6XvKit8