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

Saturday: Idling Truck on Arena Patron Parking Lot

Inside arena patron parking lot on Dean Street perimeter
August 24, 2013 - 2:36pm

One of 14 or more Viacom production trucks in the arena patron parking lot idles adjacent to Dean Street for a considerable amount of time.  The truck idled for at least the time of this video (over 3 minutes) plus the entire length of time it took to file the 311 complaint.
Here's video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wol8Jw-_rq8

Street closure, construction and amplified sound timetable for the MTV Video Music Awards

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will take place on Sunday, August 25th at Barclays Center. Below is a timetable for street closures, construction work, amplified sound and pedestrian access. The list is based on information provided by the 78th Precinct  Community Council and the 78th Precinct.  It has been updated to include detail about amplified sound and viewer pens.  
6th Avenue from Dean Street to Flatbush will also be closed to traffic partially or in total starting at noon Friday.  Some of the time amplified sound is scheduled will be used for intermittent sound checks.  
Access inside the restricted area for residents will be allowed with ID.  Guests of residents can gain access by being met at a checkpoint by their host or by being escorted to their destination by security.

Friday, August 23rd

  • Set construction - 8:00 am -12:00 am midnight
  • Street closure 6th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue to Dean Street) from 12:00 pm to MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight - WILL PERIODICALLY INCLUDE PEDESTRIANS

2013-08-19 2 tractor trailer B2 steel delivery trucks idling & staging in red no standing zone for over 2 hrs

620 Atlantic Ave 6th Ave & Pacific St
August 19, 2013 - 7:07am

2 18 wheeler tractor trailers FCRC steel deliver contractors idle & stage in red no standing zone next to residential building
[update] just reported oberserved as early as 5:30am
[update] picture of movement 1 tractor trailer time stamped @ 7:35 that documents around 2 hrs

2013-08-16 5 tractor trailer generators @ B4 run all night from 08/15 to 08/16 & still on when will they turn off?

620 Atlantic Ave @ Flatbush & Dean B4 site
August 16, 2013 - 4:47pm

2013-08-16 5 tractor trailer generators @ B4 run all night from 08/15 to 08/16 & still on when will they turn off? Noise level @ 89~91db
2013-08-15 8pm
2013-08-16 11am
2013-08-16 3:33p
2013-08-14 ESD fails to notify residents of night time total Illumination of LIRR Vanderbilt rail yard

2013-08-05 Black car - limos everywhere except where legal

620 Atlantic Ave - around Barclys arena
August 5, 2013 - 10:30pm

Video shows limos parking in neighboorhood but not on Atlantic Ave. Drivers said they were not advised when dropping off @ Barclays where to go so legal limo parking spaces on Atlantic Ave goes unused.
02:45 limo parks in crosswalk when there are wide open 10 ~ 15 parking spaces.

2013-08-03 new Barclays tour buses idling on pad replacing last night's tour buses

620 Atlantic Ave 6th & Dean St Barclays pad
August 3, 2013 - 9:16am

Previous AY QoLM statement by former ESD Director Arana HANKIN said that "idling & generators were not allowed on pad."
Picture added that shows buses leaving pad @ timestamped @ 9:15 am
Tour buses likley for the 3 night Beyoncé concerts that arrived @ app 4:30am
2013 08 03 new Barclays tour buses idling on pad replacing last night's buses 07:19 am

2013-08-02 Justin Bieber tour buses idling on Barclays pad for over 2+ hours

620 Atlantic Ave 6th & Dean St Barclays pad
August 2, 2013 - 8:13am


Constant honking of car horns for past 45 minutes. No NYPD.

Ashland Place and Fulton Street
August 3, 2013 - 12:01am

Concert has let out and the neighborhood has been subjected to the constant honking of car horns from traffic backed up along Ashland Place from Fulton to Hanson Place. The traffic gridlocked on Flatbush Avenue and Lafayette is also honking horns. No sign of NYPD traffic control agents at problem intersections Ashland/Lafayette, Ashland/Fulton, or Flatbush/Lafayette.

Illegal limo parking on residential streets

Fort Greene Place between Hanson Place and Lafayette
July 27, 2013 - 7:45pm

The Prominent taxi company has set up an illegal limo parking cue on the residential portion of Fort Greene Pl. About 12 limos are double parked and idling.

Wrestlemania buses and trucks appear to idle and definitely create din on Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt

Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
July 15, 2013 - 7:30pm

At least 8 Wrestlemania related buses and trucks were parked on Pacific Street between Vanderbilt and Carlton from Monday morning through Tuesday morning.  For the duration of the time they were either idling or at least operating in a way that created enough of a din that it could be heard in homes on the south side of Dean Street.  
The buses had blinds and appeared to be the traveling homes of either the cast or the crew.  Presumably the engines -- or something -- was running to keep the AC on.  It t is cheaper than the Marriot.