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No Land Grab: Atlantic Yards Fight Archives
Fri., Sept. 28 (arena opening day): 11 a.m., press conference at Barclays Center, in front of the Pacific Bears Community Garden; 12- 4 p.m., popup actions all around Barclays Center; 5 p.m., a virtual rally (tweet #BarclaysCenter and @AYCrimeScene for housing and jobs now); 8 p.m., free outdoor screening of the documentary Battle For Brooklyn at the Dean Playground Ball Field, just half a block from the arena (Dean Street between Sixth and Carlton Avenues)
Literally right across Dean Street and 6th Avenue from the arena are many actual bedrooms. Actually, the arena occupies most of the space between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and Dean Street and Atlantic Avenue (see schematic at top of blog). Travel and the quality of life on Dean Street between Flatbush and 6th Avenue is particularly affected."
Work will continue on Dean Street between Flatbush and Sixth Avenues and on Sixth between Pacific and Dean Streets.Work began on a new sewer chamber on Dean Street near 6th Avenue. Transit ducts on Flatbush Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Dean Street will be relocated.ConEd will be installing conduits on Dean between Flatbush and 6th Avenues and working on a feeder at Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. Verizon will be splicing cable on Pacific Street between Flatbush and 6th Avenues and at Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. Time Warner Cable and Keyspan will be working at Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues.
The Brooklyn Guitar School, which is currently located on the second floor of a 4th Avenue building between Pacific and Dean, is moving a couple blocks down, to 4th and St. Marks.
The 20-unit development at 324-328 Dean Street has mostly flown under our radar, and it seems to have eluded the attention of buyers as well. Ads for the condo, which is between 3rd and 4th avenues, appeared in summer '08. Back then, prices were going from $945,000 for a 1,354-square-foot two-bedroom to $1,950,000 for an 1,800-square-foot penthouse. Public records don't appear to show that any units in the building ever sold, and at least a few of them popped up as rentals, with two-bedrooms running from $3,300 to $5,995. Meanwhile, there are still a couple active for-sale listings, according to StreetEasy, so perhaps the condo towel hasn't totally been thrown in. Condo of the Day: 324-328 Dean Street [Brownstoner] GMAP A sign has gone up announcing that a storefront on Smith between Bergen and Dean will be the future home of DNA Shoes. The store might be familiar to Park Slope denizens: There's a branch of it on 5th Avenue near the corner of President Street that opened about a year ago. GMAP
Atlantic Yards Watch
Dean Street between Carlton Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue to be closed to traffic days 6/23 - 6/26
Brooklyn Community Board 8 has received the following notice from Con Edison: Con Edison will be installing new electric service on Dean Street between Carlton Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn. Today, Greenland Forest City Partners announced changes to the street network around block 1129, bounded by Carlton Avenue, Dean Street, Vanderbilt Avenue and Pacific Street. The producers have been granted a permit for a red carpet to be located on Dean Street between Flatbush and 6th Avenue. The 78th Precinct has announced the following street closures for the day of the event. Dean Street between Flatbush Avenue and 6th Avenue, 6:00AM unitl midnight 6th Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Bergen Street, 3:00PM until midnight Pacific Street between Carlton Avenue and 6th Avenue, 3:00PM until midnight The video to the right shows some of the volume and scale of the red carpet event, which was staged next to homes at the Dean Street and 6th Avenue intersection. At the end of the video, Miley Cyrus steps from her limo, giving a preview of her later performance on stage. The crowds lining the street are comprised largely of young people brought in by MTV, not residents from the block. 6th Avenue from Dean Street to Flatbush will also be closed to traffic partially or in total starting at noon Friday. Street closure 6th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue to Dean Street) from 12:00 pm to MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight - WILL PERIODICALLY INCLUDE PEDESTRIANS However, in October 2012, FCRC Executive Vice President MaryAnne Gilmartin told investors that second phase construction would begin first on block 1129 (between Vanderbilt and Carlton Avenues, and Dean and Pacific Streets).
No Land Grab: Construction Archives
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. As noted: 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: