AY Report looks into whether the Environmental Impact Statement for Atlantic Yards ignored how the din and fumes associated with the work on the mega-project would affect the lives of residents living in its footprint. People who live on the northside of Dean Street between Flatbush and 6th avenues, whose homes are eventually supposed to be demolished for Atlantic Yards, say they’ve been uneasily living with the noise and dust kicked up by work on the water and sewer connections being upgraded on the block for AY. (Footprint Gazette has been chronicling the disturbances.) AY Report’s Norman Oder opines that the EIS probably ignored the effects of work on residents in the footprint, of which there are fewer than two dozen, because “planners assumed that, by the time construction activities began, no one would be there. But I don’t know for sure, because, when I asked the ESDC why the impact on footprint residents was left out and whether that was standard operating procedure, the questions were ignored.” The person who writes Footprint Gazette, meanwhile, says that reaching out to the city has been fruitless. The 311 calls haven’t really resulted in anything, he said. If we call with a noise complaint, or my apartment was flooded with diesel fumes, they come at a totally different time. I was trying to get them to come by, immediately.
AY EIS Ignored Noise Faced by Footprint Residents [AY Report]
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Developer Park Tower Group has gotten the ball rolling on the hotly debated Greenpoint Landing development by filing a building application for a six-story mixed-use building at 21 Commercial Street. Designed by Handel Architects, the 85,033-square-foot structure will have ground floor commercial space and 93 units on prime Greenpoint waterfront land, according to a new […]
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Come out to Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend to enjoy spring temperatures and classical music played on a floating barge off Fulton Ferry slip. Violinist Mara Milkis and pianist Francine Kay will play tunes from Telemann, Prokofiev, Schubert and Schumann Friday evening at 7 pm. Tickets are $35, $30 for seniors and $15 for students, and can […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Park Place Station, Franklin Avenue Shuttle Address: 605 Park Place Cross Streets: Franklin and Classon Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights North Year Built: Original station-1900, rebuilt 1906. This station-1999 Architectural Style: Vaguely Mission style Architect: Unknown MTA architects; railings and gates by Isha Shabaka Landmarked: No The story: The history […]