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April 20, 2012

Just another day on residential Dean Street: a construction worker improvises a public pissoir; meanwhile, workers park motorcycles on Pacific Street sidewalk

Atlantic Yards Report

Don't worry, this kind of thing will NEVER happen once the arena's open and 18,000 15,000 12,000 how ever big a crowd the Nets or Rush can muster are streaming out onto local residential streets after an event. Right, ESDC? ESDC?

Are residents around the Atlantic Yards site somehow overwrought when they bring up the possibility of arena attendees relieving themselves in the neighborhood?

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.

I'm not 100% certain, but I'd say it's a very good bet. This location, by the way, is just across the street from the site planned for interim surface parking--a reason to heed this caution from AY Watch:

Construction workers continue to have an adverse impact on the community with respect to noise, illegal parking, garbage and - in this case - other sanitation issues. Another example of why Forest City Ratner should be responsible, especially when the arena opens, for sidewalk cleanliness in a larger area than just the sidewalks inside the project.

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Posted by eric at April 20, 2012 10:54 AM