This watchdog blog, by journalist Norman Oder, offers analysis, commentary, and reportage about the $4.9B project to build the Barclays Center arena and 15-16 towers at a crucial site in Brooklyn. Dubbed Atlantic Yards by developer Forest City Ratner in 2003, it was rebranded Pacific Park Brooklyn in 2014 after the Chinese government-owned Greenland Group bought a 70% stake going forward. As of 2018, after the arena and four towers were built, Greenland will own 95% of future construction.
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From Atlantic Yards Watch: All day and evening, trucks idle on pad adjacent to Barclays Center
According to a seriesofposts on Atlantic Yards Watch, amplified by video, five large trucks have been idling some 24 hours on the pad adjacent to the Barclays Center's Dean Street loading dock.
(Some are 18-wheeler tractor-trailers, as indicated on AYW, while others are just the tractor, which works out to 10 wheels.)
That's not supposed to happen, according to Empire State Development, the state agency overseeing/shepherding the arena.
After complaints were raised at 5/7/13 Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee meeting, as reported, state official Arana Hankin (since departed) said that the pad could be used for parking, but “Idling is not allowed, not tolerated."
Hankin is now on a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, which stated, "Arana has worked to bridge the gap between disgruntled communities and private developers ensuring that local communities are given a voice and private developers deliver what was promised."