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

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

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

http://youtu.be/wS_RGy1jRD0
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.

2014-09-11 residents continue to ask Barclays, "please don't smoke by my door" and discard your butts.

Location: 
Dean St directly across from loading docks
When: 
September 11, 2014 - 5:14pm

2014-09-11 residents continue to ask Barclays please don't smoke by my door, Barclays does NOT permit smoking near or on their property. Even a sign on the door dose not deter staff, contractors or fans from smoking next to residents property.

2014-09-08 18 wheeler tractor trailer Tully on WB on Bergen then N on Carlton not a truck route get stuck

Location: 
Bergen & Carlton
When: 
September 8, 2014 - 1:39pm

http://youtu.be/5cbvLGYzEiU
Tully 18 wheel tractor trailer delivering concrete barriers uses “not truck routs” on WB Bergen then NB Carlton has issues even making turn then can't maneuver because Carlton has chronic alt side double parking MTTF, so driver blares air horn! Then parks on Carlton Ave bridge, then make loop back to WB Pacific then NB On 6th to unload on Atlantic Ave.

2014-08-30 many Barclays 18 wheelers not staged, idle, park in red no standing & blocks 6th Ave Bridge

Location: 
620 Atlantic various locations
When: 
August 30, 2014 - 3:26pm

Barclays load in 18 wheelers on Dean St bet 6th Ave & Carlton Ave (no trucks allowed), 2 block & parks on 6th Ave bridge, idles & parking in red no standing @ 5:45am.
@5:45am
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/1638
2014-08-29 18 wheeler was 'crusing' trying to find Barclays, traveling North on Flatbush can make right turn on Dean to Barclays dock causing traffic jam @ 4pm
http://youtu.be/QSmm-kOeZu8
2014-08-30 1st 18 wheeler parking on 6th Ave bridge around 10am
http://youtu.be/PKnfBEWjrlw

2014-08-30 5:45 am Barclays 18 wheeler idles in red no standing zone next to residential building

Location: 
700 Pacific St
When: 
August 30, 2014 - 5:36am

At 5:45am Barclays 18 wheeler idles in red no standing zone next to residential building, the supervisor @ Barclays security said they would move the rig as of 6:45 am it has not moved.
http://youtu.be/phMrapFYO9Q
 

Generator truck running for hours

Location: 
Dean street entrance at Barclay center
When: 
August 8, 2014 - 9:01pm

Constant loud noise of the generator running for hours and polluting the air.

Limos at hydrants on Carlton Avenue

Location: 
Carlton Avenue between Dean and Pacific Streets
When: 
May 2, 2014 - 8:15am

Forwarded by email Friday night to Atlantic Yards Watch:  

Dust from B2 construction

Location: 
Dust at B2 site
When: 
April 5, 2014 - 5:09pm

Dust from construction was blowing toward the Barclays Center Dean Street entrance as a result of the digging at B2 today.  I photographed the attached at 5:10.  I saw another column of dust at around 5:45 when I passed by again.
 

Operating cement truck in loading zone

Location: 
Dean between Flatbush and 6th
When: 
April 5, 2014 - 5:10pm

A cement truck associated with B2 work located itself in a no standing zone on the south side of Dean Street this afternoon.  I videotaped it operating in front of homes for over 3 minutes at 5:10 and then left to do some shopping.    It was at the location when I arrived.
I came back around 35 minutes later and NYPD was in the process of asking it to move away. The truck must have been idling next to homes for 35 minutes, and standing in a no standing zone in an area already seriously constrained by construction on two sides of the street.