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Video Catches Driver Pulling Down 'No Standing' Sign Across From Atlantic Yards

This is the third time the sign has been uprooted in less than a month.

For the third time in less than a month, someone has ripped a "No Standing" sign out of the sidewalk across the street from Atlantic Yards.

But this time, the culprit was caught on video.

The video, which was posted this morning on Atlantic Yards Report and can also be seen in the photo gallery at right, is quite long. But at 1:10 minutes you can see a man get out of his SUV begin rocking the sign back and forth until it pulls out. At 3:16 he moves the sign across the street so it's closer the MTA's Vanderbilt Yard.  

The sign had been standing on Pacific Street between Carlton and Dean streets. It was also removed on Dec. 15 and Dec. 22, according to Atlantic Yards Watch

"It’s the project in a microcosm. This video perfectly illustrates Atlantic Yards’ approach to complying with local regulations," said Gib Veconi, an area activist and Prospect Heights Patch blogger, via e-mail.

The videographer caught the man's SUV's license plate number, and we're waiting to hear back from the police about whether they are trying to track him down.

Eric McClure January 07, 2012 at 03:23 AM
If that guy is not both arrested and banned permanently from the Atlantic Yards job site by Monday, there truly iS NO justice.
Gib Veconi January 07, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Anyone want to bet the car turns out to be registered outside of Brooklyn? It will take more than busting one contractor to bring justice to Atlantic Yards. Forest City (a company based in Cleveland) was given a green light by the Governor and the Mayor to override local regulations, usurp public and private resources for its project, and get scant oversight from the State. Is it any wonder its contractors would act this way--and, unless otherwise checked, will continue to act for the 25 years the State agreed the project could take to get completed?

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