2011-10-10 unknown canaster left under gas construcion baracade, south side sidewalk mid block west pacific st bwt 4th & Flatbush
More smoke, dust, inside residence @ 73.5 db @ 7:31 am from drilling in the Vanderbilt rail yard with video
More smoke, dust, noise levels inside residence range 56.5 db ~ 73.5 @ 7:30 am from drilling to underpinn the storage building in the Vanderbilt rail yard with video.
Notice the 'black tarp wall' built to protect what? the trains? (in still pictures & video)
More smoke, dust, inside residence @ 68 db @ 7am from drilling in the Vanderbilt rail yard with video
More smoke, dust, inside residence 68 db @ 7am from drilling in the Vanderbilt rail yard with video
Smoke, dust and 7am inside residence @ 68 volume db from drilling in the Vanderbilt rail yards for months to underpin the storage building the 68 db reading pictures
Construction hours in New York City generally span the period from 7 am to 6 pm weekdays. One work shift five days a week from 7 am to 3:30 pm is the norm.
Atlantic Yards is different with extended construction hours taking place throughout the project and its vicinity. Even though the developer currently is a leaseholder of a little more than half of the project's prospective 22 acre site, construction still takes place throughout much of the 22 acres. And construction in every location has been allowed by the State and City agencies that oversee the work to extend beyond NYC's normal weekday construction hours.
The map above is indexed to show the locations where permission to conduct work outside of normal construction hours is detailed in the Atlantic Yards Construction Update dated from September 25th to October 9th. The 2006 footprint of the project is highlighted in orange; areas with active construction work are a stronger orange.
A cloud of what appeared to be smoke rose above the arena this morning. The photo above and the time-lapse video below are derived from photography taken from our live camera facing the arena block.
The live camera takes photos every minute. The time stamp on the photos shows the smoke lasting for approximately 15 minutes from 6:46 to 7:00 AM. The images appear to show the cloud moving out of the arena block toward the camera. Air quality is a major concern for the community surrounding the construction site and also presents health hazards for construction workers.
The smoke was first noticed by an Atlantic Yards Watch contributor who was videotaping this morning's truck activity. The incident report filed by that contributor primarily focuses on truck violations, but it also includes video capturing the smoke around the 3:17 mark.
Failure of trucks to follow proper procedures when making deliveries through the Pacific Street entrance
Although no construction is taking place on the eastern end of the Atlantic Yards footprint, contractors performing night time work move in and out of block 1129 (between Carlton Avenue, Vanderbilt Avenue, Dean Street and Pacific Street) with equipment and materials. Noise from these activities began to be reported in July 2001 (see 172), and in September of 2011, a representative from Forest City Ratner explained to AYW that night time work requiring access to the block 1129 staging area was expected through August 2012.
Since the time AYW was launched in April 2011, community members have submitted reports of illegal parking of private cars by construction workers on the streets south of the Atlantic Yards footprint (see 11, 12, 56, 83, 88, 90, 99, 100, 121, 133, 281).
Several community members have submitted reports of noise from jackhammering at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue (see 271, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 288, 289, 295) beginning in late August 2011. Some report filing 311 complaints dating back to July 2011.