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Walking around the project site: buildings at night, new retail, congestion on Dean

On Monday night, July 17, I took a walk around/near the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park site, along Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street, mostly.

Is 535 Carlton, pictured below, filling up? If you go by the number of lights, no. Then again, a good number of apartments in the presumably full public housing tower (back, right) don't have lights on, either. So it's murky.

But if the numbers were great, at this and the other buildings, wouldn't they have told us at the last public meeting? (Expect an update in the next quarterly report of Forest City Realty Trust, coming August 3.)

535 Carlton
Below, 461 Dean, somewhat later in the evening. Not so many lights on there.

461 Dean, from Flatbush Avenue to the southeast
Below, 550 Vanderbilt. Note that only the lower seven floors have been up for rent (by owners of condo units), though the building has a Certificate of Occupancy covering almost all the building.
550 Vanderbilt
Below, four new(ish) food locations on Flatbush Avenue not far from the Barclays Center. Maybe all but one need signage to "pop"?
Flatbush Avenue

Below, the former Bergen Tile site at Dean Street and Flatbush Avenue, not part of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park, opposite the arena and 461 Dean. Note the narrowed street.
Dean and Flatbush
At Sixth Avenue and Dean Street, the former Dubai Deli site is up for rent.
Dean and Sixth
The new 670 Pacific rental building sure is using Brooklyn Nets colors.
670 Pacific
Dean Street residents between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues have an understandable concern about illegal parking, a giant fence, and a narrowed street.
Dean between Carlton and Vanderbilt
One of the main offenders is the post office annex, though I couldn't see any identification regarding the car parked on the sidewalk.
Dean between Carlton and Vanderbilt. Note 535 Carlton in the background, and the narrowed street.

Dean between Carlton and Vanderbilt. Note 535 Carlton in the background, and the somewhat wider street in rear.

Dean between Carlton and Vanderbilt

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