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Construction and delivery trucks idle near Barclays

Location: 
Dean Street bwtn 6th and Flatbush, 6th btwn Dean and Atlantic, Pacific near 6th, Atlantic btwn Clermont and South Oxford
When: 
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

Location: 
Dean btwn 6th and Flatbush and 6th Avenue btwn Dean and Atlantic
When: 
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.
 
Deliveries
 

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

Location: 
St. Marks / 5th
When: 
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

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

2013-03-02 7 ea Swedish House Mafia 18 wheel tractor trailers illegally idle & park on public sidewalks
http://youtu.be/uaqntZDZwXo
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

Location: 
The Usual Places
When: 
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

Location: 
Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
When: 
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:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Mj-V2K-E0
(note:  this occurred Wednesday, October 6th).

Mumford and Son buses idle on pad

Location: 
The pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
When: 
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

Location: 
General Impacted Area around Arena
When: 
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:
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/1169
The data is also below:
 
Survey results, January 30th:

Illegal parking and idling violations continue; enforcement has increased

For the night of the Heat vs. the Nets, a small team of AYW volunteers surveyed the state of illegal parking and idling in the vicinity of Barclays Center.  Above is a photo of a TLC driver sleeping in his car while parked in a crosswalk on the north side of Atlantic Avenue near South Oxford Street.

The study began at 8:30 and concluded at 10:30 PM.  The streets were each only surveyed once.  They are listed in the order they were surveyed.  The survey preceded the end of the game which is by far the most impactful period of arena operation.

Based on our experience and AYW incident reports, the same locations are used over and over by drivers parking and idling illegally.  We used a slightly larger set of boundaries for this survey than our previous survey on December 5th.  Our western boundary was 4th Avenue in Park Slope and Fort Greene Place in Fort Greene; the southern boundary was St. Mark's Avenue in Park Slope and Prospect Heights.  The eastern boundary in Prospect Heights was Vanderbilt Avenue;  in Fort Greene it was South Portland Avenue.  The northern boundary was Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue.

In total, we witnessed 77 parking and/or idling violations.  65 were parking and 12 were idling violations.  In December we found 83 violations.  64 of those were for parking and 19 were for idling.  Vehicles cited below as idling were not timed to see if they were idling for longer than the 3 minutes allowed in NYC, although in many cases the drivers appeared to sleeping, on the phone, or watching television.  We did not file complaints with 311.  Many of the illegally parked cars had out of state licenses.  

Barclays bus driver states no instructions given; he drives down residential street

Location: 
Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
When: 
January 11, 2013 - 8:00pm

I spoke to a bus driver in a bus driving down Dean Street between 6th and Vanderbilt.  He confirmed he had dropped off VIPs at Barclays Center.  He told me he had received no instructions about where to go.  He was just driving around looking for a resting place.