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

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

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

Dean Street bwtn 6th and Flatbush, 6th Avenue, Pacific Street
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.

Construction and delivery trucks idle near Barclays

Dean Street bwtn 6th and Flatbush, 6th btwn Dean and Atlantic, Pacific near 6th, Atlantic btwn Clermont and South Oxford
March 18, 2013 - 2:54pm

Trucks idling in multiple locations due to construction and arena deliveries today, documented mostly between 12 and 1:
Construction truck on Pacific near 6th:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzJks-SXZD8
Flatbed on 6th Avenue:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdui_5aCD7g
Container truck waiting to go into loading dock:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUSDBuRihhA
Three dump trucks in Atlantic lay-by lane:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKP68Eg9_rU

Standing in no standing zones, bus stop, travel lanes and turning lane; also closed public sidewalk

Dean btwn 6th and Flatbush and 6th Avenue btwn Dean and Atlantic
March 18, 2013 - 1:00pm

A combination of undisclosed construction work on 6th Avenue, general arena deliveries, and the arrival of Ringling Bros. caused a lot of infractions of NYC regulations near the arena today, and certainly demonstrated the limits of the capacity of the arena to receive deliveries.  The construction work which involved the closing of a public sidewalk and the operation of a crane over a public roadway wasn't included in the most recent construction alert.

Great, now tour buses are unloading on 5th Ave/St. Marks

St. Marks / 5th
March 17, 2013 - 3:59pm

ReveSportif.com / BellHorizon #3044. Quebec plates.

2013-03-02 7 ea Swedish House Mafia 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle & park on public sidewalks

620 Atlantic Ave
March 2, 2013 - 6:00am

2013-03-02 7 ea Swedish House Mafia 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle & park on public sidewalks
6th Ave from Dean St to Pacific
From around approximately 5:45am 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle & park on public sidewalks for the Swedish House Mafia tour load in.
03:10 no flagging of other traffic
03:35 uses air horn next to residential apartments
06:05 yelling, screaming & whistling next to residential apartments

The Usual Stuff

The Usual Places
February 12, 2013 - 8:42pm

53 5th Ave: Black car parked at hydrant
63 5th Ave: Black car idling
66 5th Ave: SUV idling in front of Hydrant (1 hour)
68 5th Ave: Car parked in no parking zone (2 hours)
70 5th Ave: Car parked in no parking zone (1 hour)

Truck idles on Pacific Street

Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
February 6, 2013 - 8:00am

Construction related truck idling on Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenue.  There is no 311 because I was running for a train.  The video documents the idling, however:  
(note:  this occurred Wednesday, October 6th).

Mumford and Son buses idle on pad

The pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
February 12, 2013 - 12:20pm

When I passed by the Pad the first time (at 12:18 PM) there were four tour buses in it.  One left soon afterwards, leaving three.  All appeared to be idling.  I filmed the first video linked below at that point and filed the 311 complaint.  When I passed by a second time at 2:00 PM they were still at it.  I filmed the second video linked below at that point.
It is possible the buses were not "idling,"  but rather they are equipped with generators to keep the interior warm and it was the generators that were running.

New AYW survey of illegal (mostly) black car parking around Barclays Center

General Impacted Area around Arena
January 30, 2013 - 8:59pm

AYW has executed a new survey of illegal black car parking.  It is published with analysis and additional information here:
The data is also below:
Survey results, January 30th: