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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park graphic: what's built/what's coming + FAQ (pinned post)

Potentially disruptive overnight weekend railyard work has been postponed again. It should start Feb. 5-8, and continue for two more weekends.

This is the first of a few posts on the 1/26/21 Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of Life meeting, sponsored by Empire State Development and held virtually.

There was no big news from the lightly attended meeting, which attracted 26 people and, as usual, muted all but the presenters and didn't let attendees see others' questions and comments in the chat. 

But it was disclosed that the overnight weekend railyard work announced in the two previous two-week Construction Updates has been delayed, and is now expected to start not this coming weekend but the first one in February: from Feb. 5 through Feb. 8, and then the two following weekends.

Such potentially disruptive track work for the two blocks of the Vanderbilt Yard starts 9 pm on a Friday and finishes by 4 am Monday. "It's dependent on the availablility of the LIRR [Long Island Rail Road] labor force," said Scott Solish of master developer Greenland USA, which owns nearly all of Greenland Forest City Partners.

And projected work announced for this weekend, he said, has been postponed due to expected inclement weather. 

Note that the Construction Updates, while they are supposed to indicate upcoming work, do not explain that the previously announced work didn't happen, thus leaving the impression that the duration of the work has been further extended.

Solish said that 99.5% of the work at the revamped railyard, which is used to store and service LIRR trains, is finished. That is getting closer to official Substantial Completion, which must be marked by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.