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Outside the arena, generators rumble through the night: 89 decibels?

Noise last night at the northeast corner arena block connected to generators running in preparation for the MTV Video Music Awards was unofficially measured at a very high 89 decibels. (Still, it's not clear where that fits into the city's Noise Code, if at all: construction noise? commercial noise?)

What's clear is this: when and if there are residential towers around the arena, Forest City Ratner's tenants will complain, as they'll bear the brunt even more than residents now catercorner or down the block from the arena.