“The fireworks are a big problem in my neighborhood. They’ve been going since the beginning of May (started occasionally) and now, every night, are very loud — the other night [we were] woken up at 3:00 a.m. Loud music on the weekend, sometimes late at night. Sometimes it’s actually “city quiet” here, but not enough. Our neighbor has a very loud car, and although his daily pattern is predictable, it’s just another addition to the general noise listed above. We just bought [our house] in January and are now selling and moving out of the city.”
— Self-identified African American resident at Chalkstone and Aldine (Mt. Pleasant)