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Impacts related to the presence of workers, vehicles, barriers, and infrastructure associated with demolition, excavation, and construction work being performed at the site.

2012-07-02 Barclays construction workers make pedestrians some with children walk thru active excavation equipment area

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - 6th Ave bet Dean St & Pacific St
When: 
July 2, 2012 - 2:59pm

BOTH sides of 6th Ave sidewalks between Pacific St & Dean St are now blocked with NO PRIOR notice to the community that the east side was also blocked. What appears to be the job site supervisor or foreman is more interested in taking pictures of photographer than flagging, minding or assisting mothers with children, the elderly & other pedestrian’s safely thru an active construction excavating area.
http://youtu.be/75LXD9Vw9Mg

Block 1129 piles left uncovered, not watered since Wednesday 6/27

Location: 
Block 1129
When: 
July 1, 2012 - 10:41am

ESDC please take note:

2012-06-21 on 6/15 DOB orders stop work on Barclays Center parking lot detention tanks, but FCR doesn’t??

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - block 1129 from 6th Ave ~ 1129 onPacific
When: 
June 21, 2012 - 4:51pm

2012-06-21 on 6/15 DOB orders stop work on Barclays Center parking lot detention tanks, but FCR doesn’t??
The DOB stop work order on Barclays Center parking lot detention tanks, but FCR doesn’t appear to stop because they were still working on tanks on 2012-06-19 5 days later.
2012-06-19 Video shows working on Barclays Center parking lot detention tanks
http://youtu.be/uNQy-SlebCw
http://youtu.be/TYKmLCpA1t8

Unapproved work on block 1129

Location: 
Block 1129
When: 
June 15, 2012 - 1:10pm

Work that appears to be unapproved is taking place on block 1129.  What appear to be retaining tanks for the detention system have been installed.  Excavation has taken place.  The detention system is shown as being "disapproved" on the DOB website.
Impactful work has taken place causing vibrations.  A hoe ram has been used.  Large stones have been dropped in containers.
A selection of photos has been submitted to the Department of Buildings.  

DOB orders stop work on Barclays Center parking lot

Update June 18:  DOB has amended the full stop work order on the site to allow the approved work of grading and removal of minor construction debris.  Since the installation of the retaining tanks has not been approved yet, the stop work order will remain in place for that work. We will post further information when it is provided.

The Department of Buildings has issued a stop work order for construction on block 1129.  The stop work order is dated June 15th and describes the violations as "various."  The address cited is 583 Dean Street, which is the address under which FCRC has submitted the plans for the surface parking lot on block 1129.  The order states the work on the "full site" is to be stopped "except to make site safe."  

Community members have complained about the work on the block 1129 for multiple reasons, most seriously recently for vibrations on buildings in the historic district along Carlton Avenue.  Several incident reports from that area have been filed on this website about vibrations over the last several weeks, including a ceiling collapse.

The only work currently approved in relation to the implementation of the lot is grading and minor removal of construction debris.  The plans for the detention system to be used for handling the storm water runoff from the lot and the plans for the lot including fencing are listed as "disapproved" on the DOB website.

The work on the lot for the last month has appeared to exceed the scope and impact of the approved work.  This week excavations at least 20 feet deep were made.  What appears to be tanks for the detention system have been placed along Carlton Avenue.

2012-06-13 6th Ave between Atlantic Ave & Dean St closed @ various times since 6-12 - no advance notice to community

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - 6th Ave bet Dean St & Atlantic Ave
When: 
June 13, 2012 - 11:06am

2012-06-08 Construction vests in dash didn't get ticketed until resident videotapes on alt side parking reg

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - Dean east bound
When: 
June 8, 2012 - 12:21pm

A resident provided this video that they shot because the Traffic Enforcement officers didn't ticket construction workers cars with vests in dash until he started videotaping them.
http://youtu.be/I72hGMsRJ-I
 
 

2012-06-04 Barclays Arena contractor Laquila continues to park on sidewalk & destroying/damaging curbs on public Pacific

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave various locations - 6th Ave & Pacific St
When: 
June 4, 2012 - 1:04pm

Daily parking in "Red No Standing" zone & parking on public sidewalk by blue pickup truck (owned by Laquila #66151-KA NYS) ; continued Barclays Arena contractors/LIRR & motorcycles parking on sidewalks & destroying/damaging (see attached pictures) the curbs on public Pacific St SW corner @ 6th Ave makes it dangerous for pedestrians walking, when ANY vehicles park @ the corner and directly on the sidewalks pedestrians must cross before the crosswalk to avoid traffic.

2012-06-02 Renewed illegal changing of parking signs around the Barclays Arena on Dean St still not fixed!

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - Dean St bet Carlton & Vanderbilt
When: 
June 2, 2012 - 12:43pm

Previous report & 311 call:
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/657
 

2012-06-02 Barclays Arena construction debris blown into neighborhood

Location: 
620 Atlantic Ave - mid Pacific St bet Carlton Ave & 6th Ave
When: 
June 2, 2012 - 12:45pm

2012-06-02 Barclays Arena construction debris blown into neighborhood vendor is Carlisle coating & waterproofing wrapper