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October 4, 2011

Can't sleep? On video, the overnight jackhammer and excavator tear up Pacific Street, make a din

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder took his video camera over to Fourth Avenue and Pacific Street last night to see what all the racket was. Turn up the volume at your own peril.

[I]t's questionable whether the state's environmental review considered the full impact, given that soundproofed windows were offered only to people on the east side of Pacific and Dean streets, not the west. Nor were they offered to anybody living on Fourth Avenue.

Shouldn't measures have been extended? I haven't gotten an answer from Empire State Development.

On video

Well, I went over there last night at around 11 pm to observe jackhammering and the work of an excavator. The video begins near the station exit on the east side of Fourth near Pacific. The noise from the work was quite audible underground.

How loud was it?

My camera is mainly for still photos, so the microphone, and video capacity, remain rudimentary. So the actual volume of the work is even louder.

I didn't bring a decibel meter, but I can say that, as of this morning, my ears still ache. So it's understandable that residents say they can't sleep.


NoLandGrab: As Bruce Ratner is fond of saying, "Let them eat Sominex."

Posted by eric at October 4, 2011 12:41 PM