I cross this intersection w/ 2 young children in a stroller 5 mornings a week and nearly as frequent as that, I see egregious moving violations. Typically the violation is cars in line on Pacific waiting to turn Left(south) on Vanderbilt, pull out into the oncoming traffic lane and gun their engine to turn left around the line of cars stacked up waiting to turn right. Numerous times I have been cautiously crossing Vanderbilt on the south side of Pacific only to be nearly mowed down by an angry driver aggressively turning left on Vanderbilt.
As a parent who pushes 2 young children thru this intersection 5 mornings a week, I can tell you Pacific and Vanderbilt has become more dangerous. Around the 8am hour, vans and trucks are illegally turning left against a Red Light from northbound Vanderbilt onto the FCRC part of Pacific Street. If the van or truck driver sees there is no traffic letting out of Pacific from their right, they just turn left, not looking for pedestrians approaching from their left. In one semester of pre-school, I have been endangered in this situation a few times.
2012-01-22 MPT sand barriers apparently tagged for what purpose by “local 79”?
2012-01-20 MPT new round of destruction begins once again - Traffic sand filled barrier 'run / knocked' over contents spilled
2012-01-20 MPT new round of destruction begins once again, MPT barrels dump over again, traffic sand filled barrier 'run / knocked' over contents spilled in street.
2012-01-07 Newly MTP "red no standing" sign installed in about 27 hrs. after last one destroyed in less than 24 hrs.
Another newly MTP "red no standing" sign installed in about 27 hrs. after last one destroyed in less than 24 hrs.
2012-01-06 New No Standing Sign installed destroyed in less than 24 hrs by Barclays Arena/FCR construction worker
2012-01-06 New No Standing Sign installed destroyed in less than 24 hrs by Barclays Arena/FCR construction worker.
01:10 destruction of NYC DOT Red No Standing sign
03:16 he moves sign to N side of Pacific St near Vanderbilt Yards property
Newly installed MTP "red no standing" sign could be destroyed within 1 day of installation again.
Reported traffic light on the SW corner of Carlton Ave & Pacific St completely knocked down. Wayward tractor trailer trucks/oversized loads traveling N on Carlton Ave then turning left (west) to enter the arena can't make the turn safely without 3~4 flaggers helping them maneuver the turn successfully.
Email received: Work order issued to 'correct sign'....
Service Request #: C1-1-715043297
Date Submitted: 12/22/11 3:53:38 PM
Request Type: Street Sign - Missing
Details: No Parking, Standing, Stopping
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Construction rock debris found near Barclays Arena on public street Pacific St & 6th Ave where arena trucks stage illegally
Construction rock debris found near Barclays Arena on public street Pacific St & 6th Ave where arena trucks stage illegally in ‘Red No Standing ‘ zone across from LIRR entrance