Travel and the quality of life on Dean Street
between Flatbush and 6th Avenue is particularly affected.
For example, new medians are being constructed along Atlantic Avenue, the excavation and grading of the plaza at the northeast corner of the arena block (to be used temporarily for bike parking) has been completed, and broadcast and power conduits for the tv truck parking lot at Dean Street and Sixth avenue should be installed.
Also note that, according to the alert, a flagger posted at the corner of Dean Street and Carlton Avenue is redirecting traffic from coming north as work is done at the Carlton Avenue Bridge, but "[t]his is not having an impact on the traffic flow in the area.
These wires on Dean Street
, just west of Vanderbilt Avenue, show a level of improvisation reminiscent of contemporary art installation.
Indeed, the installation on Block 1129--between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues, and Dean
and Pacific streets--looks fairly far along.
From Atlantic Yards Watch
: blocking the curb at Pacific Street; dump trucks on Bergen Street; tractors on Dean Street
New Construction Alert: three parking spaces on Dean Street
lost as of May 14
Atlantic Yards Report
An announcement from Empire State Development
indicates a change along Dean Street
is coming on Monday:
Approximately three (3) parking spaces along Dean Street directly across from the gate at Dean and 6th Avenue will be taken for construction purposes, effective Monday, May 14, 2012.
A "vacant lot at the northeast corner of Dean Street
and 6th Avenue that is currently being used as temporary NYPD parking will be improved for use as an at grade broadcast location for the Arena," according to the alert.
Of course, the lot was dis-improved by being created out of, in part, two intact houses that were demolished.
A Department of Buildings permit is expected within two weeks.
Just another day on residential Dean Street: a construction worker improvises a public pissoir; meanwhile, workers park motorcycles on Pacific Street sidewalk
Well, the photo at [right], from Atlantic Yards Watch, captures what appears to be a project construction working using the wall of a building on Dean Street near Carlton Avenue as a pissoir.
The man's hardhat, neon vest under his
arm and the union logo "Laborers" on the back of the jacket clearly indicate that he's
working on the AY project.
Last night reps from Forest City Ratner
made a presentation to Community Board 8
on a petition for a revocable consent to install cable conduits under 6th Avenue, between Dean
and Pacific, and use a lot on the corner of Dean Street
and 6th Avenue as a "broadcast support area.
According to a Supplementary Report to the bi-weekly Atlantic Yards Construction Alert, issued yesterday at 5:48 pm, there will be following action this morning on Block 1129
, bounded by Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues and Dean
and Pacific streets, which is used for construction staging and parking: