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January 30, 2012

What's going on here? Noisy, chaotic congestion during (unannounced) overnight work at Atlantic and Sixth avenues

Atlantic Yards Report

It was a very busy Saturday night at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, but the street closure, noise, confusion, and heightened danger were not predicted in the latest two-week Atlantic Yards Construction Alert, dated 1/16/12, that was distributed by Empire State Development (after preparation by developer Forest City Ratner).

Though no weekend third shift work was announced, the documentation appears in two postings on Atlantic Yards Watch.

On Saturday afternoon, January 28, trucks dropped off transformers that were later to be lowered into the Vanderbilt Yard. The trucks positioned themselves on the south side of Atlantic, east of Sixth Avenue, thus taking up a lane used as a bus stop.

Uh, normally used as a bus stop.

As noted in the video below, which begins at about 11 pm, the congested traffic led to some untoward consequences.

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NoLandGrab: Good practice for what it will be like every time there's an event at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn™.

Posted by eric at January 30, 2012 3:20 PM