Did it keep anyone else awake? Anybody else feel like it's pretty inconsiderate? Anyone know if it violates noise ordinances and/or disturbing the peace laws? Don't want to get anyone in trouble, but I do want to be able to sleep after midnight without music blasting so I hear it clearly over my A/C and two fans.
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Loud, late Saturday night party on Park/Prospect close to Washington
You may be right, there may be Gentrifires to extinquish.
However, I suspect that such conversations every summer, in neighborhoods that are not changing, and possess people who appear similar.
Once the windows open and the BBQs begin, we see just how poor our neighbors taste in music is, and how little regard they have for others preferences.
Our myths of commonalities are shaken, and simultaneously confirmed.For better or worse, the change on Nostrand is going to make the change on Franklin look minor.
Your only choice is to move, to an area where you can live. I mean no disrespect but if you read here:
and search these Brooklynian boards you will find out that there are certain neighborhoods that are known to this forum, for having multiple postings about "noise" and "crime". Unfortunately, like why not said, the summer months are usually what precipitates these complaints. I used to be one of those posters talking about noise in South West Sunset Park. I moved to north eastern sunset park over in Chinatown, after having done better research, I realized that it is a good idea to canvas the areas you want to live in during a summer weekend, and to see what others who live in that area post about most often. Notice, you don't see nearly as many noise/crime postings in greenwood heights, or as many gang postings in Park Slope. Just saying....a teaspoon of kisses and a drop of glee
Regardless of whether parties are cultural, environmental, whatever, if the music is bothering you call and complain. I call 311 to file a noise complaint personally, but the nyc 311 info page says a large group or party is a 911 call.
Again, if it bothers you and you think it's too late, make the call. If the cops are not dealing with something more pressing and/or they receive a lot of calls about that specific party, they will stop by. Hardly ever to never does this first visit result in a ticket or fee. Normally they show up and give a warning. If the music dies all of a sudden you can be pretty sure that's what happened. If, after the music halts it starts back up again, the cops get called again and show up, then the party throwers will get tickets.
When calling 311 be sure to have the building number of the party.
Have you ever talked to anyone or had any kind of positive interaction beyond just complaining when things don't go your way? You live in a city of 9 million people living in close proximity to each other. You're not always going to agree with the people around you . You can either learn to accept the fact that you're not particularly considerate either (you know, because you want to piss on someone's parade and quote the law to them).
Laws don't give the moral high ground either. It's not up to the the police to improve community relationships. Get out there and talk to people, you'll find that you become more tolerant of them and others will be more respectful. It doesn't happen overnight. Sometimes it can take years. It's called building relationships. And it's harder than bombing people or calling the cops on them.
The need to have the house number is of course the kicker, since for all of my own complaints, I have never heard music loud enough to get me to get dressed again and go out to figure out where it's coming from!