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Construction equipment on Dean Street between 6th & Carlton

Location: 
Dean Street between 6th & Carlton (closest to Carlton)
When: 
June 17, 2013 - 11:42am

Heard a very loud piece of machinery drive past my home.  Went outside and saw what appeared to be the machine used to remove pavement, closely followed by a large semi truck.
Uploaded video here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracy_collins/9072115453/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracy_collins/9072123135/

Cement trucks for B2 pour using Bergen Street

Location: 
Bergen St between Vanderbilt and Flatbush
When: 
June 17, 2013 - 2:15pm

Multiple yellow NYCON concrete trucks used Bergen Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Flatbush Avenue this afternoon to deliver concrete for the foundation of Building B2 on Dean Street between Flatbush and 6th Avenues. Bergen Street is an MTA bus route, has a busy bike lane, is a residential street, is adjacent to the well-used Dean Street Playground, passes the 78th Precinct House, and is not a designated NYC truck route, as are Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues.

2013-05-05 Barclays tour buses run generators & park “red no standing zone” Pacific St & 6th Ave

Location: 
6th Ave & Pacific St
When: 
May 5, 2013 - 11:20am

2013-05-05 Barclays tour buses run generators & park “red no standing zone” Pacific St & 6th Ave
Rihanna tour buses turn north side of Pacific St & 6th Ave into RV Park complete with slide out rooms running generators in a ‘red no standing’ zone near residential building.
http://youtu.be/e83iPTBy99g
http://youtu.be/-cSViZ1Wb98
 

Idling Rihanna bus on pad with lots of fumes; idling limo on public sidewalk; 3 trucks on Pacific between Carlton and Vanderbilt

Location: 
The pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
When: 
May 5, 2013 - 8:00pm

Five or six buses are parked on the pad as well as a catering truck and several limos.  One is idling.  A video of the bus idling for more than 3 minutes can be watched here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJuj7okj610
 
In addition, a limo parked with driver (for who?) projecting into public sidewalk was also idling.  A video showing the limo idling for more than 3 minutes can be found here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPY5PUVYO28
 

Some changes in limo behavior emerge but illegal parking and idling violations continue

A new survey of illegal parking and idling in the vicinity of Barclays Center during the first Nets/Bulls play-off game uncovered some changes to black limo behavior from the last survey.  Overall the survey, which covered a smaller geographic area than the last, demonstrated illegal parking and idling conditions continue.  

The survey is easy to execute by the volunteers because the locations for illegal parking are so predictable.  There were very few unuccuppied hydrants in the area during the survey.

Notably not a single black limo was parked in the official location designated by the Department of Transportation for TLC parking on the south side of Atlantic Avenue from 6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue.  A NYPD tow truck was stationed there to clear it of private cars, but it had little motivation to work.  

Equipment bus idles on Pad; valet parking for coaches and staff

Location: 
The Pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
When: 
April 20, 2013 - 9:28pm

The link below is to a video which explains the use of the Pad for the first Nets/Bulls play-off game.  The staff member was helpful and friendly.  He had apparently not been trained the behavior he was describing (the engine of a bus running for 40 or 50 minutes) is illegal.
The Pad is used regularly regardless of the type of event.    
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I2QbLHdpOo
 
Here is a written description of our dialogue:

2013-04-06 excavating work on Saturday no air quality monitors @ Barclays B2

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave @ Flatbush & Dean B2 site
When: 
April 6, 2013 - 2:05pm

http://youtu.be/XyWi5-7Nf8U
Air monitos have been out during working hours but not on Saturday.
 

2013-03-20 Barclays Arena delivery 18 wheel tractor trailer's use Dean St east of 6th Ave

Location: 
Dean St EB from 6th Ave
When: 
March 20, 2013 - 9:55am

2013-03-20 Barclays Arena delivery vendors & circus 18 wheel tractor trailer's on Dean St & not turning left on 6th Ave to Atlantic
http://youtu.be/hcr4bkwWY98

2013-03-20 Barclays Arena vendor 18 wheel tractor trailers idling on Pacific & 6th

Location: 
6th Ave & Pacific St
When: 
March 20, 2013 - 9:27am

More problems (including idling) on loading dock, pad, bus stop, and no standing zones

Location: 
Dean Street bwtn 6th and Flatbush, 6th Avenue, Pacific Street
When: 
March 19, 2013 - 1:30pm

Below is a recap of Tuesday the 19th's problems on Dean Street, 6th and Pacific.  The report is based on two visits, one at 1:30 PM and one at 8:45 PM.  Most of the problems were related to the circus, but construction related to the work on 6th Avenue and at B2 is contributing.