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From the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Alert: street closures coming Oct. 10, overnight work

Notice issued this morning (click to enlarge)
According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Alert, distributed yesterday by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Forest City Ratner, significant work on the project site is starting this week, with street closures and overnight coming up the weekend beginning October 10.

Notably, assembly of the two cranes--one on Atlantic Avenue and the other on the B3 site at Dean Street and Sixth Avenue--needed for the green roof construction will begin on the night of Friday, October 10. The work will take place all weekend, including overnight work.

While Sixth Ave between Atlantic Avenue and Dean Street will maintain at least one lane of traffic for local traffic for most of the weekend--with intermittent closures as the crane is assembled and raised--Sixth Avenue between Dean Street and Bergen Street will remain closed, as will Dean Street between Flatbush Avenue and Sixth Avenue.

Sidewalks within the work zone will remain open only to residents and visitors of affected blocks. A Community Notice with additional detail on street closures and detours will be distributed this week.

Also, beginning yesterday, trailers with crane parts and associated materials were to begin mobilizing to facilitate crane assembly, with trailers will be pulled into the Maintenance & Protection of Traffic (MPT) area on Atlantic Avenue and within the fenced area of the B3 site.

Also note "intermittent night work" exploring the Long Island Rail Road tunnel wall in the intersection of Sixth and Atlantic avenues, between 10 pm and 6 am. This will occur between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.

The last remaining building on the southeast block of the project site, which mainly contains a surface parking lot, will be demolished.

B3 Residential Tower

According to the document:
• Soil characterization borings are being conducted to facilitate soil disposal related to future B3 building construction. This work is expected to be completed during this reporting period.
LIRR Yard Activities - Block 1120 & 1121

Excerpts from the document:
• Pile drilling along the north side of Pacific Street has been completed. Support of Excavation (SOE) work including the installation of lagging and tiebacks will continue in this area during this reporting period.
• Drilling of SOE minipiles under the east side of the 6th Avenue Bridge will continue during this reporting period.
• During this reporting period, the Contractor will continue excavation and hauling of soil from Blocks 1120 and 1121. Soil that has been classified as clean, contaminated or hazardous will be removed from the site as part of the excavation activities and brought to appropriate disposal locations. While this work is underway, protocols for the trucks entering and exiting the site have been put into place. These protocols provide instruction on roadway routing to and from the project site, queuing of trucks while on site and vehicle idling.
LIRR Yard Activities – Atlantic Avenue

Excerpts from the document:
• Excavation and exploratory work will take place along Atlantic Avenue This exploratory work is to investigate the construction of the existing LIRR tunnel roof for future structural tie-ins for the west portal.
• Intermittent night time work will be required during this reporting period in order for the contractor to continue work to complete their exploratory work at the LIRR tunnel wall in the intersection of 6th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. This will occur between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM, pursuant to approved DOT permits, and will be coordinated around Barclays Center events.
• Test pit work for NYCDEP water main will take place during this reporting period. This work will take place during daytime hours east of the MPT zone on Atlantic Avenue.
• Cutting and capping of NYCDEP water main inside the MPT area is scheduled to take place during this reporting period.
Block 1129, southeast block

Excerpts from the document:
• Soil characterization borings required to facilitate soil disposal related to future building construction within Block 1129 has been completed. Geotechnical borings will continue during this reporting period.
• Subject to receipt of permit, Demolition of 752 Pacific Street is expected to commence during this reporting period.
Pacific Park Brooklyn Community Liaison Office (CLO)
The Community Liaison Office has been relocated to Atlantic Center, 625 Atlantic Avenue. Located on the 3rd floor, visitors seeking the office should enter through the mall entrance located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and So. Portland Avenue. The CLO’s hours are M-F from 9am – 4pm and the phone number, 866-923-5315 and email, remains the same.
Nomenclature note

Note a continuing change in nomenclature. Not only is the document called a Pacific Park Brooklyn Construction Update, the note from ESD indicates "an effort to keep the Pacific Park Brooklyn Community aware of upcoming construction activities." In the previous alert, the "Atlantic Yards Community" was addressed.

Similarly, those with questions are encouraged to contact Nicole Jordan ESD’s Manager, Pacific Park Brooklyn Project Community/Government Relations, while last time the person to contact was "ESD’s Manager, Atlantic Yards Project Community/Government Relations."

Both the phone number and email address are the same, which means there's still a vestige of Atlantic Yards: 212-803-3736 or


  1. Anonymous10:49 PM

    So basically the government is doing whatever the developer says. How much to change the name of Brooklyn to something else? Thank you for this website.


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