Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Finally! After numerous complaints, Barclays Center installs "No Idling" signs on pad ajdacent to loading dock

Just in time for tonight's New Year's Eve Billy Joel Concert, and some 15 months after the Barclays Center opened, the arena (as noted on Atlantic Yards Watch) has finally installed "No Idling Vehicles" signs on the pad--an accessory parking area just east of the loading dock.

Large vehicles, including buses and trucks, have regularly been idling on the pad, which was not disclosed in planning for the arena.

They've apparently used internal power for heat and light, but now the arena has instructed them that they can access power from the building open request.

The pad has been subject to numerous complaints, documented at public meetings and on Atlantic Yards Watch--though curiously absent in a New York Times article last February about arena impacts.

After complaints were raised at the 5/7/13 Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee meeting, state official Arana Hankin (since departed) said that the pad could be used for parking, but “Idling is not allowed, not tolerated."

Since then, however, complaints were noted, among other times, in July, in August, in September, and in October. So it's taken a while.

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