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Block 1120/6th Avenue from north

Air quality

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

Building shaking after Ward Collapse

618 Dean
April 26, 2007 - 7:44pm

 april 26, 2007 I did lodge two complaints with 311, the first one, #1599188 is concerning whether or not the collapse effected air quality, since they are supposedly removing asbestos from the building. My second complaint #3223409 was about our building physically shaking. Anyway, else who felt the collapse, should definately call 311 and err our concerns, so this type of thing doesn't happen again.

Ward Pollution fears

Ward and environs after collapse
April 26, 2007 - 7:30pm

15099450—april 26 around 730 PM: ??Is air quality safe after parapet fell and shelter evacuated.  --called for update 4/27/07: told it has been assigned to an inspector but no response time for this type of report--but no update yet

Shaking Bldg--Ward Collapse

626 Dean
April 27, 2007 - 7:41pm

compliant number is #3223420. April 27, 2007 > building shaking, structural integrity > 

Ward Bakery Roof Collapse

Ward Bakery Bldg
April 27, 2007 - 9:36am

Date: April 27, 2007 10:46:59 PM EDT To: Subject: RE: [merchant-house] Re: ward bakery roof collapse Reply-To: merchant-house@yahoogroups.com we did too. #1600803

Big Clouds of Dust Blowing Off Atlantic Yards Today

Dean between Vanderbilt and Carlton
May 9, 2011 - 8:28pm

Big clouds of dust coming off Atlantic Yards today.  They appeared to be emanating from the dirt piles and possibly the newly graded area on block 1129.

Dust is blowing off Atlantic Yards site

Block 1129
April 16, 2011 - 11:00am

Dust is blowing off large piles of dirt on block 1129 within the Atlantic Yards site.

Casagrande drill rig is modified to prevent spewing dust after video and photography of dust is forwarded to oversight

After several weeks of community complaints, a large Casagrande drill rig in block 1120 has apparently been modified to cease spewing dust.  This is the same machine that also triggered recent vibration complaints in the community nearby.  

Video of dust clouds emanating from the drill were filmed April 6, April 14, and April 18 and forwarded to oversight.  The video below is from April 18.  

The work is taking place in block 1120 inside the LIRR railyard. The drill is one of several putting in place piles that are in part to support the rear of the still occupied buildings adjacent to the work.  Piles are also being installed in the vicinity of a tunnel on the east end of the railyard in block 1121.

Air quality monitoring is conducted inside the railyard by a sub-contractor hired by Forest City Ratner and their contractors. Excluding the Carlton Avenue Bridge, city agencies only oversee work located in those areas of the project footprint not owned by the MTA/LIRR. The Empire State Development Corporation has an environmental monitor, HDR,  that oversees all monitoring that takes place.


Dirt spewed in air by heavy machinery in Vanderbilt Railyard

Block 1120
April 6, 2011 - 7:37am

A large machine is spewing dirt un-contained into the air. The amount of dirt coming from the machine is roughly equivalent to ten snow blowers or more. It has been going on for a week or so from 7 AM to 3:15 PM. Monday thru Friday.