I've attached photos of two additional trees damaged since the construction fence was installed around block 1129. Vehicles need to pull up on the sidewalk in order to load or unload, or if an emergency vehicle needs to pass. They pull up on top of tree beds as though they are the same as sidewalks.
It is not just local businesses that are having to park on the sidewalk right now. Barlays Center removed "unneeded" items from the arena using the Sugar Factory as an exit. A truck was illegally parked on the sidewalk in order to make the job easier.
Arena and/or Nets executives regularly used the Pad (and sometimes the sidewalk in front of it) to park their cars. There are still non-construction passenger vehicles parked in the area that once was the Pad, but it appears the executives have now also been given permission to use the Satellite Uplink Lot.
The State still hasn't managed to find a way to clear the snow from the project's sidewalks 8 years after the project was approved. The wet snow from today is likely to freeze tonight creating black ice and difficult footing. A great many of the remaining sidewalks are currently closed for construction. The combination obviously makes the area undesirable to walk through and about. The sidewalks that are cleared are on the arena block and the east side of 6th Avenue.
For the 3rd time this week a truck got stuck under the tree on Carlton Avenue. This morning the truck wasn't just too tall, it was also too wide. According to the resident who forwarded me the information, the truck hit the tree because of its height, and the green wall because of its width. There are fresh scratches on the green wall across from the tree.
The construction fencing on Carlton Avenue is pinching the street too much and creating an ongoing unsafe condition. Taller vehicles like trucks and buses cannot pass through the Avenue without hitting a tree. The tree is old and beautiful and should be preserved. The damage is both to the tree and the vehicles that pass.
The crosswalk on this intersection has been unsafe and continuously shared between cars, trucks, bikers , construction trucks and pedestrians. The authorities, DOB, or the developers did not even bother painting a new crosswalk in a more safe location, indicating where pedestrians should cross to stay safeand away from cars. Several times a day there are no workers helping and indicating the way.
On Monday morning contractors associated with Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park apparently hit a tree on Carlton Avenue. I was called by a Carlton Avenue resident who forwarded me the following text and the attached photographs. I am sure the resident will speak to someone in oversight if they wish.
2014-12-21 Temple of Restoration church double parks even in B65 bus stop
Temple of Restoration church double parks even in B65 bus stop creating more traffic impacts & congestion for residents.
Temple of Restoration
515 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
A new light has been installed inside the Barclays Center parking lot. The light is pointed straight toward my building. At first I did not notice it. But, then, I opened my eyes. Light was flooding my bedroom. All night long it illuminates room. I could barely sleep. The light is so intense I can cast a crisp shadow on my back wall (see attached photo).
Please, remove it as soon as possible, or point it towards some other helpless soul to keep them awake all night.