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Impacts relating to degrading of views, streetscape, land uses, and overall sense of place by project construction or operation.

Atlantic Yards - Vermin/birds feed @ lunch time around the arena

Location: 
Pacific St 50 ft east of 6th Ave
When: 
August 3, 2011 - 12:08pm

Vermin/birds feed @ lunch time around the arena on Pacific St where construction workers eat lunch.

Atlantic Yards - Traffic Changes - New Pedestrian Safety Helpers @ 4th Ave & Flatbush Ave

Location: 
4th Ave & Flatbush Ave
When: 
August 3, 2011 - 3:38pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVf4kXEZae8

New Pedestrian Safety Helpers @ 4th Ave & Flatbush Ave, they don’t appear to be NYPD traffic, no further specific details from Gridlock Sam’s Traffic Mitigation Presentation PDF (page 13) about the helpers.

Atlantic Yards - Lose Asphalt on Dean St from Flatbush Ave to 6th Ave

Location: 
Dean St from Flatbush Ave to 6th Ave
When: 
August 3, 2011 - 3:51pm

Lose Asphalt on Dean St from Flatbush Ave to 6th Ave

Bikers have to ride on dangerous lose asphalt strewed in bike lane. (Note: Pedestrian walking on no sidewalk side)

Atlantic Yards - Another FCR extended bed dump truck leaves work site not covered on public road [Again not isolated incidents]

Location: 
Pacific St bw Carlton Ave & 6th Ave then right on Atlantic Ave
When: 
August 3, 2011 - 2:11pm

Atlantic Yards - No Community Notice – FCR crane closes Carlton Ave for 1.5 hours

Location: 
Carlton Ave between Dean St & Pacific St
When: 
August 2, 2011 - 3:15pm

Local residents denied entry to Pacific St via Carlton Ave due to No Community Notice – FCR crane for 1.5 hours.

Continuing steel beam rig traversing from the arena site gate to the official staging area the wrong way EB on Pacific St

Location: 
(east bound) on Pacific St. 6th Ave to Vanderbilt Ave
When: 
August 2, 2011 - 11:56am

Atlantic Yards - Continuing steel beam rig traversing from the arena site gate to the official staging area the wrong way EB on Pacific St

Atlantic Yards - 311 to clean up sand - Traffic sand filled barrier 'run / knocked' over contents spilled in street from #195

Location: 
100 ft east of 6th Ave on S side of Pacific St
When: 
August 2, 2011 - 10:09am

Atlantic Yards - Traffic sand filled barrier 'run / knocked' over contents spilled in street

Location: 
100 ft east of 6th Ave on S side of Pacific St
When: 
August 2, 2011 - 9:42am

to NYDOT & santation to clean up sand.

Night Work Without Permit

Location: 
Flatbush Ave at 5th Ave
When: 
August 2, 2011 - 12:52am

Contractors with MFM began working on Flatbush around 10 pm and cut through the street. At 1 am, a backhoe began breaking through the street cut. However, no permit for the work was listed on the city's web site. A representative with 311 said that even though the permit was not listed on the city's website, the contractors may have received a special variance for the construction. Either way, this work was not listed in the most recent construction update, which is deceiving to residents.

With demolition of a family shelter, the last existing residences in this phase of property condemnations will be eliminated

(Updated)  

Forest City Ratner Company is in the process of demolishing 603 Dean Street, one half of the 94 unit residential family shelter formerly known as the Pacific Dean Annex.  The shelter's residences are the last to be demolished in the project footprint during this phase of the project.  In 2009 the project was changed so that property would be acquired by the State and FCRC in at least two phases.  The completion of the condemnation process for three small, still inhabited residential buildings on Dean Street will not occur until some unscheduled time in the future.  

In the 2006 FEIS, the ESDC estimated 171 residential units and 410 residents would be directly displaced by the project.  That number did not include the shelter's family residences.

The shelter is located on block 1129 which is part of the project's second phase.  It is being demolished to make way first for construction staging, and later an accessory interim surface parking lot for the Barclays Center anticipated to have as many as 1100 spaces.

FCRC states their long term plans are to build housing on the shelter's current location.  Currently the developer has no financing for any housing, and the project agreements give the developer at least 25 years to complete the project's second phase.