Saturday, March 31, 2012

Atlantic Yards Watch: residents exasperated by loud noises at night; state agency asks Forest City not to use noisy hoe ram

From Atlantic Yards Watch:
Loud noises at night have triggered multiple incident reports filled with the exasperation of local residents in the last several days and weeks. One Dean Street resident last night shouted "Hey, you! Out there! I've got kids trying to sleep!" to a worker banging his crowbar against a fender in the staging area at 10:30 PM. In another case a resident on Vanderbilt reports a vibration so impactful artwork fell off the walls at 12:15 AM.
A resident on St. Mark's Avenue reports "intense pounding/crashing noises coming from the construction site as I write -- "and we are 3 blocks away with sound-proofed windows! ... How is this permissable?" St. Marks Avenue is uphill from the construction site and some rear windows have an unobstructed path for sounds emanating from the construction site. The filer reports noise extending to 1 AM on Wednesday night.
...These complaints follow last week's about late night jackhammering and loud booms. The jackhammering turned out to be a hoe ram which in response to complaints on this website, the ESDC states [March 23] it asked FCRC no longer to use at night. "I was woken up by incessant jackhammering that sounded like it was right outside my window. Then after it stopped I fell back asleep and was jolted awake again by a bomb like crash that shook the building and even knocked taped up artwork from the walls." The source of the "bomb like crash" has not been identified, but it may be the stacking of large metal plates.
Read more at AY Watch.

The "jackhammering" sound, 1:30 am, March 22

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