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Sensation again pounds bass into residences, as arena CEO claims "we are looking into it and we take the concerns very seriously"

It wasn't likely that those behind the second of two nightly Sensation shows at the Barclays Center would turn down the music, and arena operators were not exactly able to retrofit the building.

So for the second straight night, residents even three blocks away heard and felt the bass. One resident posted on Atlantic Yards Watch:
Can hear and feel bass from Sensation show at corner of St. Marks and 5th, and can hear it inside our home with window closed.

Totally unacceptable, annoying, upsetting.
Tweeted Daniel Goldstein:
4 blocks away too. RT @lynfield: #barclays #atlanticyards the noise is coming into the house a block away - wow - just like jayz
David Bivins tweeted:
@MartyMarkowitz Please follow up on incredibly loud noise from Sensations at Barclays Center. It's unreasonable. They're a bad neighbor.
The arena brush-off

Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark, responding to my tweet citing ""Loud, wall shaking noise from event" Again? Explanation?", claimed that "we are looking into it and we take the concerns very seriously." It didn't seem to help.

Nor did the arena's Community Affairs Manager and the Empire State Development's Government and Community Affairs Manager respond to queries I sent yesterday morning.

Yormark also added a personal dig: "As for you, you have no credibility with me." I was just the messenger on this, but I have long documented Yormark's not-so-credible claims.


  1. Anonymous6:53 PM

    I'm so glad I found this. I thought I was going crazy as I tried to go to sleep the night they had that techno event... I didn't fall asleep until 2am. I should have assumed that it was the bass- I live on Dean between 6th and Carlton.


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