CW, pols should help with Con Ed night noise
I’m writing to you at the suggestion of Sherman Sussman, whose complaints about noise from the Con Ed plant were recently the subject of an article in T&V.
I live in the same building as he does and would like to see Stuyvesant Town management and our local representatives (such as Dan Garodnick) take the issue of noise at the southeast corner of Stuy Town seriously. There is a guard booth at the intersection of 14th Street and Avenue C that is never staffed.
If a guard were on duty, he or she could monitor the area for unnecessary noise and help to prevent it. Noise comes from trucks entering and leaving Con Ed at all times of night. It also comes from other traffic at this busy intersection, including many ambulance and fire truck sirens. And it comes from pedestrians who tend to feel that at this remote end of 14th St., they can yell, shout and let off steam at all hours. Finally, it comes from construction work, often associated with Con Ed.
I feel it is the duty of Stuy Town management, as a landlord renting living space at this intersection, and of the city government to make sure that sirens are not louder than they need to be, especially at night, that cars do not honk their horns due to traffic congestion (station a policeman, if needed, to help with traffic flow), that pedestrians do not make undue noise.
Finally, I am waiting for the day when city buses will become quieter. There is no reason why, in 2014, they need to sound like freight trains. I hope you will follow up on Mr. Sussman’s complaints and the issue of noise pollution at Stuy Town’s perimeters.
Livia Tenzer, ST