Home

Submit a report

Having a problem related to Atlantic Yards? Log in or register for a free account to submit a report to AYW.

Air quality

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

Atlantic Yards dump trucks park on S side of Atlantic Ave bet Clermont & Vanderbilt in 'Red No Standing' zone

Location: 
S side of Atlantic Ave bet Clermont & Vanderbilt
When: 
September 29, 2011 - 6:25am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqAyJ5CYsac

 

 

Arena trucks block Atlantic Ave traffic lanes & dump trucks lost in Ft Green residential neighborhood

Location: 
6th Ave, Pacific St, SW corner Atlantic Ave
When: 
September 27, 2011 - 6:49am

Segment 2 & 3

Starts 6:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxLbZbq2ORA

00:00 flagger makes white arena box truck reverse SB on Carlton Ave from Pacific St (it would be helpful if the guard/flagger @ Vanderbilt didn’t allow construction vehicles traverse to Carlton Ave immediately to block the exit)

03:00 red truck can’t make turn until SB car reverses enough passed a white passenger van illegally parked on 6th Ave bridge;

A cloud of smoke rises above the arena this morning

A cloud of what appeared to be smoke rose above the arena this morning.   The photo above and the time-lapse video below are  derived from photography taken from our live camera facing the arena block.  

The live camera takes photos every minute.  The time stamp on the photos shows the smoke lasting for approximately 15 minutes from 6:46 to 7:00 AM.     The images appear to show the cloud moving out of the arena block toward the camera.  Air quality is a major concern for the community surrounding the construction site and also presents health hazards for construction workers.

The smoke was first noticed by an Atlantic Yards Watch contributor who was videotaping this morning's truck activity.  The incident report filed by that contributor primarily focuses on truck violations, but it also includes video capturing the smoke around the 3:17 mark.  

Arena truck blocks intersection & continued use of 6th Ave & Pacific St as non official staging area & smoke

Location: 
Intersection of 6th Ave & Pacific St
When: 
September 26, 2011 - 7:00am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAHH_qTdi6c

00:00 Atlantic Yards dump truck parked in red no standing total time in this video segment 06:47 of dump truck illegally queuing & parking in red "No Standing Only" in oncoming traffic lane & illegally idles

Day 2 - AY Dump Truck Illegal Idling & turns non-designated Public St corner into potential dangerous staging area

Location: 
SE corners of Pacific St & 6th Ave
When: 
September 23, 2011 - 6:30am

Early morning violations of truck protocols contrast with FCRC statements at Atlantic Yards District Service Cabinet

The protocols for construction trucks described "as significantly improved" yesterday by FCRC's Adam Schwartz at the Atlantic Yards District Service Cabinet are documented being repeatedly violated earlier yesterday morning and today by multiple incident reports filed on this website.  

Only hours before Schwartz spoke at Brooklyn Borough Hall, project-related trucks were advancing before the receiving gate was ready, idling, standing in no-standing and no parking zones, ignoring a stop sign, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and not obeying NYCDOT designated truck routes.  

At the District Service Cabinet FCRC's Schwartz stated, "the guard does not release trucks from our site until the gate is ready to receive them."  The guard is located at Pacific Street and Carlton Avenue.  In following this protocol the trucks enter the project site from Vanderbilt Avenue and line up inside the project footprint on the former Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues.  This is apparently done in the hope of lessening impacts on the residents who live along the stretch of Pacific Street between Carlton and 6th Avenues that would not ordinarily be a truck route.  

But this protocol was not followed.  Instead, the incident reports document trucks lining up on the public portion of Pacific Street at 6th Avenue as well as on 6th Avenue.  Trucks are also shown entering one-way Pacific Street the wrong way from 6th Avenue.  Although the camera did not pivot in time to capture it,  the filer reports 5 trucks enter from Carlton Avenue.  Carlton Avenue is not a truck route.  The videos also capture trucks driving north on South Portland Street.

AY Dump Truck Illegal Idling & turns non-designated Public St corner into potential dangerous staging area part 1 of 2

Location: 
SE corners of Pacific St & 6th Ave
When: 
September 22, 2011 - 6:00am

Part 2 & 2a

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFNLx4bGSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW78ippfVcQ

00:00 no flagger at all

00:20 again Atlantic Yards dump truck construction traffic fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp

AY Dump Truck Illegal Idling & turns non-designated Public St corner into potential dangerous staging area part 1 of 2

Location: 
SE corners of Pacific St & 6th Ave
When: 
September 22, 2011 - 6:00am

LMC Trucking - USDOT:1501837’ vehicle identifier using Bergen bet Carlton Ave & 6th Ave not a desiginated NYC DOT truck route

Location: 
Bergen bet Carlton Ave & 6th Ave
When: 
August 30, 2011 - 1:00pm

LMC Trucking - USDOT: 1501837’ vehicle identifier using Bergen bet Carlton Ave & 6th Ave that is not a desiginated NYC DOT truck route

Atlantic Yards/Rail Yards fully loaded dump trucks appear to have stopped using ‘not truck route Clermont St’

Location: 
Clermont St & Atlantic Ave
When: 
August 26, 2011 - 10:45am

Atlantic Yards/Rail Yards fully loaded dump trucks appear to have stopped using ‘not truck route Clermont St’ on Friday (2011-08-26) The new route the dump trucks used, they traveled down Atlantic Ave then R on Vanderbilt then R on Pacific then R on 6th & then L on Atlantic. There was no new truck activity since 8-26 due to the hurricane.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X81DaIdzkuE