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Atlantic Yards

Atlantic Yards
is a development dedicated to building a new vision for downtown Brooklyn and creating an exciting new home for Brooklyn’s very own NBA franchise: the Brooklyn Nets. This development is not just about basketball. Atlantic Yards will be a dynamic mix of affordable, middle-income and market-rate housing, commercial offices, retail establishments and a boutique hotel surrounded by over 8 acres of beautifully landscaped publicly accessible open space. In order to blend masterful design with Brooklyn’s continuing growth and unique character, the developer, Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), has hired world-renowned architect Frank Gehry and landscape architect Laurie Olin to oversee the design of the development. Atlantic Yards is a $4 billion investment in Brooklyn's future. While it may mean different things to different people–a home, a job, a community resource, andentertainment venue–it will be something special for everyone. We invite you to learn more, and ask questions about what Atlantic Yards will mean to downtown Brooklyn.


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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Bunyan I. Bryant Ph.D.


Environmental Justice
(EJ) is broader in scope than Environmental Equity. It refers to those cultural norms and values, rules, regulations, behaviors, policies, and decisions to support sustainable communities, where people can interact with confidence that their environment is safe, nurturing, and productive. Environmental justice is served when people can realize their highest potential, without experiencing the "isms" Environmental justice is supported by decent paying and safe jobs; quality schools and recreation; decent housing and adequate health care; democratic decision-making and personal empowerment; and communities free of violence, drugs, and poverty. These are communities where both cultural and biological diversity are respected and highly revered and where distributed justice prevails.

We must focus on the disproportionate exposure of environmental hazardous on people of color, less fortunate and low-income communities. People of color, less fortunate and low-income groups suffer more from toxic-induced or aggravated disease and sickness than their more affluent counterparts. Because the market system gives rise to the organization of American society and its distribution patterns, microbes and viruses are the last agents--not the first--to examine for causality. The first place to look is a the social structure in which wealth is accumulated. If the social root of health and disease is the way in which society is organized, then community clean-up, pollution control, and preventive measures are only temporary stop-gaps. If we want to deal effectively with health risks and exposures, we must also deal with the structural components of poverty and racism. 

 

NEW ATLANTIC YARDS UPDATE

Weeks covering June 21, 2010 through July 4, 2010

       This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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ATLANTIC YARDS UPDATE!

Weeks covering June 7, 2010 through June 20, 2010

           This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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NEW AYP UPDATE!

Weeks covering May 24, 2010 through June 6, 2010

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT TO ATLANTIC YARDS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Weeks of May 10, 2010 and May 17, 2010

         This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT TO ATLANTIC YARDS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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Atlantic Yards Construction Activities: Two Week Look-Ahead (Revised)

Weeks covering May 10, 2010 through May 23, 2010

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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NEW AYP UPDATE!

Weeks covering May 10, 2010 and May 17, 2010

1.  This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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2.  This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Interim Construction Staging Plan.  Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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NEW AYP UPDATE!

Weeks covering April 12, 2010 and April 19, 2010

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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NEW AYP UPDATE!

Weeks covering March 29, 2010 and April 5, 2010

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.


DOWNLOAD DRAFT TRAFFIC MITIGATION PLAN

Questions relating to this project may be addressed to:
Atlantic Yards Community Liaison Office
(866) 923-5315
communityliaison@atlanticyards.com

Office of the Atlantic Yards Ombudsman
Empire State Development Corporation
(212) 803-3233
atlanticyards@empire.state.ny.us

Click here to download the draft trafficmitigation plan.

NEW AYP UPDATE!

Weeks covering March 15, 2010 and March 22, 2010

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

Atlantic Yards Groundbreaking for the Barclays Center

AtlanticYardsReport

NEW AYP UPDATE!

Weeks covering March 1, 2010 and March 8, 2010

This an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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SPECIAL NOTE:

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is 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.

In addition to the activities described below, noise attenuation and vibration monitoring measures are underway in connection with the Amended Memorandum of Environmental Commitments dated as of 12/21/09.  

NEW AYP UPDATE!

Weeks covering February 15, 2010 and February 22, 2010

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.


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NEW AYP UPDATE REVISED!

Weeks covering February 1, 2010 and February 8, 2010

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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NEW AYP UPDATE!

Weeks covering February 1, 2010 and February 8, 2010

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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Community Notice - FifthAvenue

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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NEW AYP UPDATE!

Weeks covering January 18, 2010 and January 25, 2010

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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COMMUNITY NOTICE

Directional Changes on Fifth Avenue and Pacific Street

 Beginning on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, the following streets in Brooklyn will undergo directional changes: 

Fifth Avenue, between Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue, will become northbound only
Pacific Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, will become two-way

These changes will accommodate utility upgrades underneath the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Pacific Street/Flatbush Avenue. Southbound traffic on the affected streets can use Sixth Avenue.

Advisory signs will be posted in advance of the closure and detour signs will be posted during the work. Traffic agents will be assigned to facilitate the flow of traffic and pedestrians. Local and emergencyvehicle access will be maintained on the affected streets at all times. City services will be maintained in the area at all times.

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NEW AYP UPDATE!

Feb 4, 2009

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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NEW AYP UPDATE!

Dec 1, 2008

This is an Atlantic Yards Construction Activities Two Week Look-Ahead. Please note the scope and nature of activities is subject to change based upon field conditions. All work has been approved by appropriate City and State agencies where required.

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SAVE YOUR ENERGY!
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Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
Walk, bike, or use public transportation instead of driving.
Put on a sweater instead of turning up the heat.
Shut off lights, computers, and other electronic equipment when you're not using them.
Use a fan instead of air conditioning.
   
 
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