Monday, March 04, 2013

Barclays Center bass continues to penetrate neighbors' residences, 311 report ineffectual; garbage "shrine" at crosswalk

Well, the next test for leaking bass from the Barclays Center was to be the three-night Swedish House Mafia engagement that began Saturday night, March 2, and, according to preliminary reports, the problem persists.

As noted in an Atlantic Yards Watch post titled Bass issues continue, a neighbor at Dean Street and Fifth Avenue wrote:
Although it's not a surprise, bass is still leaking out of the arena. Guess fines and bad press aren't enough to force operators to fix the problem.
Another neighbor told me that the bass was even "louder than Sensation," the October dance show that was twice as loud as permitted, and which prompted a $3200 fine, subject of a hearing next month.

Arena developer Forest City Ratner has announced unspecified efforts to ameliorate the situation. What they haven't announced is the simplest tactic--turning down the sound--as it likely would alienate ticketholders.

Indeed, the concert Sunday night, March 3, prompted the first neighbor to comment again:
More bass from tonight's concert. Seems to be louder than last night.

A 311 report

A resident filed a 311 report (one of several) regarding the first concert but, as the screenshot below states, "The Police Department responded and upon arrival those responsible for the condition were gone."



Parking and garbage

According to another incident report regarding the first night, police had ticketed four cars in the North Slope, while three other cars were unticketed. However, there was a garbage problem:
Crowd of disturbingly underclad young people (it is cold out) finishing last minute drinks have deposited cans and bottles along Flatbush between Pacific and 5th at the light poles and tree. Photo of largest shrine at Pacific and Flatbush crosswalk. Photo at 9:20PM as crowd is just arriving. 

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