“Our City Council member responds. Police rarely do. The problem remains the same. Decibel readings from 85 dB (often) to over 110 dB (rarely). Temporarily close bars and restaurants down that exceed noise levels; [cite] illegal vehicles more frequently. I may be the oldest [resident] in our building, but a lot of people younger than I am have had to move as a result of noise. It’s intolerable, mainly from clubs and cars/motorcycles. We’ve been to meetings and spoken to the police and basically nothing happens. At this point my wife (she’s 47) and I want to leave RI. We lived in downtown Brooklyn, with nightclubs all around, and it was quieter. This makes us (and other people we know) physically ill.”
— Downtown resident