Thanks a lot, Tsarina. I think yours was the only post that actually addressed the issue I raised. Not sure if I'll ever post again on Brooklynian -- toomuch grandstanding for my taste by a few.
Anyway, that's all good advice. I did actually go to a precinct meeting to make a complaint last year, but the topic that night turned into the issue of escalating shootings, so I stayed mum. I called the police after 11 pm this past Saturday and gave what I believed to be the address (as I mentioned in my original post, it was impossible to confirm because it's in a backyard and I could see no noticeable traffic on any stoop on the street). I honestly think the outfit that hosts these gigs has friends in law enforcement because they've been going on for a few years completely unchallenged until 2am or later (kinda like the menacing motorcyclists who do wheelies at high speeds down Flatbush, who roam many streets in this area with total impunity -- that I've seen with my own eyes).
ANYway, it's a good thing there are only four or five of these events a summer, so that's less than a week of lost sleep. But I'm not kidding when I say these are really loud outdoor club events that belong in a larger venue at some remove from people's homes.
I am sorry you are leaving these boards over this. The problem is many of us, including myself, have either posted, dealt with or commented numerous times about this EXACT issue.
Honestly, what Jack Krohn said, is really true. It is unlikely to stop, unless there is a huge economic shift in your nab. The cops in many of those areas have become immune to noise issues, because they are dealing with worse quality of life issues.
The harsh truth is that you may have to move.
I had a similar situation and ended up moving.
I will also be so bold as to say it *is* a "class" issue. Many of these people who hold these parties don't have 9-5 jobs, or have come from economic groups, where they were not socialized to accommodate neighbors who have jobs. That is why they CAN/DO party all night. Whether it be college kids, thugs, or "lowlifes", the fact is if you are working as hard as most full time employees are, chances are you are not partying that hard on a weeknight. If you grew up surrounded by hardworking neighbors, chances are you will have been told by your parents or your parents would have been informed by the cops, or their neighbors that your behavior is UNACCEPTABLE.
The problem is some areas in Brooklyn have large enclaves of "subsidized housing" where many of the tenants do not work, and receive some type of government assistance. It's in these areas, that all night parties become an issue. In my old Sunset Park Nab, I lived on a street where there was a large building full of section 8 recipients. Never the less, these were the folks up all night in parked SUV's playing music and having street parties. They can do that because they don't have to wake up at 5-7 am the next day.
I don't care if I get flamed for saying what I have said. I work in social service/mental health, and see this dynamic waay too often.
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