In our ongoing effort to update you on the activities surrounding the Atlantic Yards Project (aka Pacific Park Brooklyn), attached is a supplemental report to the previously issued two week look ahead covering the period of September 29, 2014 through October 12, 2014.
The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) will be conducting training drills at the building located at 752 Pacific Street. These drills will take place on two consecutive weekends, Saturday, October 4th and October 11th during the hours of 10 AM to 11:30 AM. A total of 3 trucks will be parked at the site within the parking lot, there will be no sirens/noise and the trucks will access Pacific Street via the Vanderbilt Avenue security gate. Activity will include placement of ladders along the exterior of the building and stretching of fire hoses into the building. For each of the training sessions, the FDNY anticipates a total of 18 people for three separate companies that service the area.
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.