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

Construction workers continue to park illegally on Pacific St & 6th Ave

Location: 
Pacific St & 6th Ave sidewalks
When: 
May 23, 2011 - 3:55pm

Construction workers continue to park illegally on Pacific St & 6th Ave

Is a planted Atlantic Avenue median the latest design casualty at Atlantic Yards?

At today's Atlantic Yards District Cabinet meeting, Forest City Consultant Sam Schwartz presented the traffic mitigation plan to be implemented prior to the opening of the Barclays Center arena in September 2012. The plan presented by Mr. Schwartz consisted of the same mitigations included in the Atlantic Yards Environmental Impact Statement prepared five years ago.

Well, almost. When asked about plantings on the raised median planned for Atlantic Avenue east of Flatbush, Forest City Ratner project manager Jane Marshall stated there would only be a poured concrete median. Ms. Marshall said that the existence of LIRR tracks beneath Atlantic Avenue made it impossible to include planting beds on the median. Councilmember Tish James pointed out that Park Avenue in Manahattan has railroad tracks running beneath it from Grand Central to north of 96th Street. Ms. Marshall quickly replied that the supports beneath Park Avenue were stronger.

Noise

Location: 
473 Dean
When: 
February 5, 2008 - 8:28pm

On 2/5/08 #1-1-376195479

Noise

Location: 
638 Dean
When: 
December 18, 2007 - 8:27pm

DECEMBER 18 Also I have a noise complaint I filed with DEP back on December 18th: 1798641

Late nite construction noise

Location: 
dean betw flatbush and 6th
When: 
November 8, 2007 - 8:16am

I live at 473 Dean St. --construction noise complaints These are complaints I made to the DOT about late-night construction noise. On 11/8/07 #1-1-359613998

Noise

Location: 
618 Dean
When: 
April 27, 2007 - 10:38pm

 april 27 noise/afterhours construction us too #1600813, for noise/afterhours construction to the dept of enviro protection/311

Ward Roof Collapse

Location: 
Ward Bread Bakery
When: 
April 27, 2007 - 10:45pm

> Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 22:45:02 -0400 > Subject: Re: [merchant-house] Re: ward bakery roof collapse > > complaint #1600840 submitted tonight at 10:45 re: construction related noise

Who is responsible for taking care of the project sidewalks?

Even though construction at the Project site has begun, regular passers-by know cleaning and snow clearing in some areas of the Project is still erratic and that in some cases the sidewalks are in poor repair.  Conditions have improved since the most recent nadir, the blizzard in late December that wasn't cleared from some Project sidewalks for nearly a week.  But even now, over four years after Atlantic Yards was approved by the ESDC, there are vacuums in responsibility for custodianship at the site and Forest City Ratner is doing significantly less than it originally committed to do in 2006.

Extended Work Hours

 

Extended construction work hours are a serious concern for those who live near the construction site in part because the work overlaps with the period families are most likely to be home. 

Extended work hours have been expanded to new locations and types of work; Construction Alerts do not have enough detail to gauge whether FEIS projections are relevant

Extended construction work hours are a serious concern for those who live near the construction site in part because the work overlaps with the period families are most likely to be home. 

A supplemental construction alert released April 25th announced weekday work hours on the railyard have been extended from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM to 6:00 AM- 4:30 PM, and that in addition Saturday work will take place from 7 AM to 5:30 PM for a period of three months or more.  Arena construction has also regularly been scheduled on weekends during this period, as has work in block 1129, not only related to the staging areas but also to the preparatory work for demolition of 603 Dean Street.