Pity the Pacific Street resident trying to get some shut-eye across the street from Atlantic Yards where 24-hour work is underway to move the LIRR’s rail yards from the southern to the northern end. Whether it’s illegal is unclear. From Atlantic Yards Watch:
The use of noisy equipment like saws and jackhammers is not specified in the most recent construction alert. The alert warns the community about the intermittent use of the LIRR railyard’s lights all night, and that from 3:30 PM to 1:00 PM “loud banging noises by dump trucks will occur as they empty their loads of stone in the east yard between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues.” But it does not describe jackhammering or the use of saws, and the noisy work described ends at 1:00 AM, not the later hours that the incident reports from nearby residents describe.