“I can’t tell you how horrible this is. People in our building leave during special events. We have a decibel meter and it has registered up to 125 dB with the windows closed. Friday to Sunday nights we can’t sleep, and the club downstairs is always loud. They’re supposed to have their windows shut, but they don’t. At times there are outside speakers. The restaurant (Barnaby’s) is also loud a lot of the time.
Our corner is extremely noise with motorcycles and cars with loud music, [modified] mufflers, etc. We are worn out … Before this we lived in downtown Brooklyn, NY, and it was a lot quieter. This is an issue for everyone we know in this area. We’ve met with the police, speak at ward meetings, and so forth, but at this point we feel that complaining is useless.”
— Downtown resident