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Arena block from east

Block 1120/6th Avenue from north

Air quality

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

Nighttime Dust on Atlantic Avenue at 6th Avenue

Atlantic Avenue at 6th Avenue
October 3, 2014 - 11:00pm

The attached photos were provided to me by a resident who lives near the work.  The resident says the photos are from 11 PM or later.  The concerns about dust, and the photos, were provided to me long after the incident documented here.
I understand 311 complaints related to the problem with dust in this location were filed.

Dust at Atlantic Avenue and 6th Avenue

Atlantic Avenue at 6th Avenue
September 23, 2014 - 9:14am

I have heard numerous complaints about dust due to the work in this location.  The 311 complaint for this incident was filed at the time the problem was observed, only the filing of the complaint on AYW is delayed.
There was significant dust blowing out of the work site across Atlantic Avenue toward Atlantic Terrace.  Although the worker says what I was witnessing was not dust, it sure looked like it to me.
Video of the dust:  

Undisclosed weekend work and equipment idling

West side of block 1129
November 22, 2014 - 1:58am

The contractor Russo worked on equipment inside block 1129 on a Saturday although no weekend work was disclosed in the relevant Two-Week Look-ahead.  
There was very loud metal on metal banging and several pieces of equipment were left idling.  
The equipment was idling for longer than 3 minutes.  I did not have time to call 311.  The idling continued throughout the course of the 2 videos that follow, both longer than 3 minutes.

2014-11-28 2ea 18 wheeler tractors for steel delivery idles for more than 45 min & still idling

620 Atlantic B3 site - 6th Ave & Dean st
November 28, 2014 - 9:11am

18 wheeler tractor for steel delivery idles for more than 45 min and still ilding

Dust from Weinstein demolition

752 Pacific/Pacific Street between Carlton Avenue and Vanderbilt
October 31, 2014 - 1:00pm

It is probably hard to demolish a building without causing dust, and the Weinstein building at 752 Pacific Street is a case in point.  The dust is blowing through the building in the direction of Dean Street and Carlton Avenue.  It is visible blowing across the whole lot to the street.  I am not sure how much is captured by the video I am posting because dust is hard to capture by video, especially if viewed on youtube.  You should be able to see the dust blowing out of the upper windows on the Dean and Carlton side of the building and blowing toward the street.

2014-10-16 3 ea Barclays 18 wheel tractor trailers stage, illegally idle over 15 min & block 6th Ave bet Dean St & Atlantic Ave

6th Ave SB bet Atlantic & Dean
October 16, 2014 - 10:52am

2014-10-16 3 ea Barclays 18 wheel tractor trailers stage, illegally idle over 15 min & block 6th Ave bet Dean St & Atlantic Ave
1) Truck drivers near Atlantic stand outside truck and chat while idling
2) Truck driver bet Dean St & Pacific walks around his rig & works & adjusts equipment while idling
3) S/B Fire truck can't maneuver because not enough room
4) School bus blocked
5) Honking
6) no flaggers

2014-10-08 work @ B3 until 9pm

Dean St & 6th Ave B3 site
October 8, 2014 - 9:00pm

2014-10-08 work @ B3 until 9pm

2014 10 08 several 18 wheeler stages on 6th Ave blocks traffic & idles over 15 min

6th Ave SB bet Pacific & Dean
October 8, 2014 - 8:38am

No flaggers several (picture attached) 18 wheeler for B3 site work blocks traffic and causes bus full of children who's driver view is blocked must travel into on comining traffic.
00:57 blocks traffic and causes bus full of children who's driver view is blocked must travel into on comining traffic.

2014-09-12 dust released @ B3 crane site prep work into neighborhood

620 Atlantic B3 site
September 12, 2014 - 9:20pm

Video & picture show uncontained dust releases @ B3 crane site prep into neighborhood!

Additional environmental oversight measures show influence of community and consultant input

In the spring of 2012, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, a sponsor of Atlantic Yards Watch, commissioned a review of Atlantic Yards’ compliance with its stated environmental commitments, which was conducted by  Sandstone Environmental Associates of Metuchen, NJ. In addition to reviewing hundreds of incident reports submitted to AYW by community members during arena construction, Sandstone analyzed internal reports produced by Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESDC) environmental monitor, Henningson, Durham & Richardson Architecture and Engineering, P.C. (HDR). Sandstone’s final report documented significant issues of noncompliance with Atlantic Yards’ environmental commitments on the part of Forest City Ratner Companies and its contractors during arena construction, and made recommendations for improvements to be introduced in future phases of construction.

The Sandstone report received little acknowledgement by ESDC when it was published in July 2012. However, the report’s findings and recommendations were incorporated into the BrooklynSpeaks coalition’s response to the Draft Scope of Work for the Atlantic Yards Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) in March 2013, and were also referenced in the group’s comments on the Draft SEIS (DSEIS) submitted in May 2014.

A review of the Final SEIS (FSEIS), released in June 2014, shows that ESDC and FCRC have adopted modifications of the Atlantic Yards construction mitigation and monitoring programs for future construction at the site. Although some of the changes appeared in the DSEIS, significant additions were made between the DSEIS and the FSEIS. Here is an outline of changes to the project’s monitoring protocols that parallel recommendations made by Sandstone and comments from community organizations.