Friday, April 08, 2016

Overnight construction activity forecast, but not the noise, prompting neighbors' complaints: "what I wouldn't do for a good nights sleep"

As I wrote 3/29/16, quoting the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update, delivery and installation of the LIRR Employee Building was expected to take place during overnight hours, with setting of the sections during the day, but [i]nstallation of the substation equipment may require overnight, extended weekday work hours, and/or weekend hours to complete."

They left something out: how loud it would be.

As noted in the Instagram post below, there were five separate 311 complaints from a neighboring building. A look at those 311 complaints shows most were quickly dismissed.

I'm not sure from the above service request, that "police action was not necessary" simply because the construction company had a permit and/or the police do not enforce certain noise complaints, or that the complaint was filed--or the response came--after the work at hand.

The bottom line: there's insufficient real-time monitoring and response for affected neighbors.

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