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Thread: Atlantic Yards Development - Commercial, Residential, Retail, NBA Arena

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    I've said it a hundred times over the years and I'll repeat it now - this guy is a poser activist who has always used "the cause" as a vehicle to address his personal situation. He should be banned from Brooklyn for life. Back in the day he wouldn't have lasted another week in the boro for pulling crap like this.

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    "Pulling a Goldstein" will become the latest in NY Real Estate parlance.

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    i need to buy next to the Sunnyside Railyards.

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    thank the lord! now we can finally get some progress over there in brooklyn. brooklyn is finally taking a step into the 21st century, be it a small step but at least it is a step in the right direction.

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    bigchet: Where do you hail from?

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    nj my grandparents came to america in the late 1800's via ellis island. my father was born in brooklyn grew up in harlem and hells kitchen moved to nj after the war. my mother was born and grew up in hells kitchen were she met pop. pops buried in brooklyn at most holy trinity,any of you familiar with the the area. if you are you know what im talking about when i speak of dilapidation, ruins, disrepair, out right slum. i love ny and only want to see it return to its days of glory. in which case there is a lot of work ahead of us to get it back to its grandeur.

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    Hell yes. I'm 3rd Gen BK and agree with this sentiment 100%. I'm actually planning to move deeper into Brooklyn and closer to the Yards as a direct result of this step forward.

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    i was in the city the day before yesterday, driving in on the bqe from the van wyck and you know that downtown brooklyn skyline is really starting to look good. be it needs a couple of 1000+ footers but i was really impressed. can't wait for these AY's to get under way.

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    ^^ Glad some folks think Brooklyn's future matters as much as its past.

    You can live in the future, but not in the past.



    After having his forehead decorated, Goldstein should be exiled to Nantucket to enjoy his ill-gotten gains.

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    He plans to stay in Brooklyn for the time being but let's see how long that lasts. Once AY is significantly built out and a success, I suspect that his legacy will be that of someone who played the system to his personal advantage on the back of many other residents who actually needed more than the minimum they were entitled under the law.

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    Barring no more hidden opportunists, looks like all hands on deck full speed ahead:
    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/brookl...jrJvVuoWP7IVxH

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    If I could give Brooklyn a gift, it would be a return to the Gehry design. The protracted battle came at great cost -- with Brooklyn's long-term prosperity losing the most. The eternal optimist, I continue to wish for a silk purse. But my inner pragmatism causes me to weep.

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    They'll sell 1/3 of the seats as luxury, so they make their money and can say F U to the working folks.

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    Lofter would like to shift the affordable housing component at AY to affordable seating at the arena.

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    Lots of activity now. httphttp://www.brooklyncb8.org/atlan...ion-update.php

    ATLANTIC YARDS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
    Weeks of June 7, 2010 through June 20, 2010

    In an effort to keep the Atlantic Yards Community aware of upcoming construction activities, ESD and Forest City Ratner provide the following outline of anticipated upcoming construction activities.

    Please note: the scope and nature of activities are subject to change based upon field conditions. In addition, during the utility work water shut offs may be required; these shuts downs are done under the oversight of DEP and property owners will be given advance notice. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact our project Ombudsperson at: Phone: 212-803-3233 or AtlanticYards@empire.state.ny.us

    Weeks covering June 7, 2010 through June 20, 2010

    Long Island Rail Road/Vanderbilt Yard Work

    There will be a month or two of on-site downtime as we work with the LIRR and our design consultants on the next phase of the new yard and coordinate it with the design of the Carlton Avenue Bridge
    Subject to receipt of approval from the LIRR, work is expected to begin to relocate a storm water drain that previously ran from BL1120 through BL1119. A new manhole and sump pump will be installed under the 6th Avenue Bridge and water will be pumped from that location to the catch basin at the northeast corner of 6th Avenue and Pacific Street. This work is necessary to eliminate storm water from the arena block and the rail yard.
    Subject to receipt of approval from the LIRR utilities for the Maintenance of Equipment Division (LIRR) trailers will be relocated from the present location (at the west side of the bump on BL1120, lot 35) further west to outside the area for the new AO-1-2 (east side of the 6th Avenue Bridge, adjacent to BL1120, lot 19).


    Environmental Remediation
    Soil that has been classified as clean, contaminated or hazardous will be removed from the site as part of the excavation activities and brought to appropriate disposal locations.
    Some contaminated soil has been stockpiled on BL 1118, lot 1. The soils have been classified to determine proper disposal method and disposal is expected to take place within this 2 week period.
    Additional soil classification testing to facilitate disposal facility selection will take place on 5th Avenue, BL 1118 and BL 1127 during this period.
    Water quality monitoring around the site per NYS Department of Environmental Conservation requirements has been completed for this quarter and the consultant, Roux, is preparing the report to the DEC.
    Where excavation and soil moving activities occur in areas of known VOCs (BL 1119, lot 1 & 64, BL 1118, lot 1 and BL 1127, lot 1) Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) monitoring will be performed as required in the Community Air Monitoring Plan (“CAMP”) and VOC Best Monitoring Practices documents.
    CAMP monitoring is continuing on all areas of soil disturbance per the project plan, including excavation, grading and demolition.

    CAMP monitoring is continuing on all areas of soil disturbance per the project plan, including excavation, grading and demolition.

    Infrastructure
    The portion of the 36” combined sewer main from the easement just west of 5th Avenue and continuing eastward toward a point approximately 260’west of 5th Avenue has been completed.
    The contractor completed ancillary work at the recently installed sewer pipe between Flatbush and Atlantic north of Chamber 2 (Block 1118, approximately 215’ from the tip) and will not return to the area until the arena foundation south of Chamber 2 is being constructed.
    The contractor completed ancillary work at the recently installed sewer pipe between Flatbush and Atlantic north of Chamber 2 (BL1118, approximately 215’ from the tip) and will not return to the area until the arena foundation south of Chamber 2 is being constructed.
    As schedule and weather permits, the contractor will return to install the final street pavement at Atlantic Avenue near 4th Avenue and another location near Cumberland where test pits had been opened.
    Installation of a new 20" water main on the west side of Flatbush Avenue between Pacific and Dean Streets will commence during this reporting period. Work is expected to take two months and will be conducted at night during the hours of 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. This work will be performed in compliance with the NYC Noise Code. During the course of this work, periodic shut downs of water service will be required. In those instances, DEP will provide 48 hour advance notice to those properties that may be potentially impacted.
    During the course of utility installation work, the contractor may encounter unforeseen contaminants, underground storage tanks or other structures. In the event that this happens and where appropriate, notification will be given to the DEC, VOC monitoring will be continuously performed, and remediation steps will be implemented.

    Demolition
    648 Pacific Street – the demolition permit has been issued and demolition work has commenced. Work is expected to take 2-3 weeks.
    Upon receipt of a demolition permit, demolition work is expected to commence on 467 Dean Street.
    Upon receipt of a demolition permit, interior demolition of 475 Dean Street is expected to begin within the two week period.
    Abatement is underway and is expected to be completed during this two week reporting period at 473 Dean, 479 Dean and 483 Dean.
    Demolition permit filings are commencing underway for 473, 479, 481, 483 and 485 Dean and 38 6th Avenue and 636 Pacific Street. If Demolition permits are received for any of the Dean and Pacific Street properties listed, work will commence during this reporting period.

    Arena
    Drilling activities for the support of excavation (SOE) for the northeast half of the arena (BL1119) have commenced and is ongoing along the west side of the closed Fifth Avenue.
    Excavation for the arena foundation in the area of Atlantic Avenue and within the BL1119 portion of the Arena footprint continues. Work is being done pursuant to Alt 2 and Excavation permits issued by the DOB.
    The second Alt 2 SOE & Foundations Permit has been issued. Installation of SOE along the western portion of the arena building, continuing down Flatbush to Dean, has commenced and will continue during this report period.
    During the course of this work, the contractor may encounter unforeseen contaminants, underground storage tanks or other structures. In the event that this happens and where appropriate, notification will be given to the DEC, VOC monitoring will be continuously performed while excavating these materials and remediation steps will be implemented.

    Staging – Block 1129

    The attached staging plan for BL1129 shows the interim layout for the next few months and includes locations and approximate numbers of temporary trailers for construction staff offices, storage containers, fencing, equipment staging areas, guards, access points for personnel and vehicles, construction vehicle queuing, and fire department access. The interim layout and use of BL1129 will change as buildings become vacant and available for use or demolition as necessary. In order to prepare the block for these interim uses, the land may be regraded and trenches may be dug for installation of electric and communication conduits. Existing fences may be moved, temporarily removed and replaced and modified to accommodate the uses. All soil disturbances are being monitored in accordance with the CAMP procedures.

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