“I often heard noise that disrupted my life. It was outrageously loud and went on until the wee hours. Nightclubs and restaurants with live music inside and doors open, or outside on performance stages, were incredibly loud and could be heard — even though they’re a long way away — starting in late afternoon and going until after 2:00 a.m. We often moved furniture and the TV to a room that was further from the noise. We put up noise buffering curtains (which don’t really help) and sometimes called the police.”
— Former Federal Hill resident who left Providence due to noise