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I'm not referring to the hammering, pounding, or jack hammering--I'm talking about the workers yelling/laughing/whistling, etc. Not sure if this is just a waste of time or a 311 situation.
Are you a female, talking about walking by construction sites?
It seems that construction crews sitting outside on their lunch breaks are better behaved and more respectful of female passers-by than they were a dozen and more years ago.
311 won't direct you to any agency that will resolve that type of annoyance.
If it is happening to you on a regular basis while passing by a particular construction site (next to your home or office) there is always a job foreman on-site. Speak to him about it and the workers will probably stop annoying you.
it's a waste of time because even if you did complain to your neighbor or to the managing agent, it won't get you any results. during the designated hours, they make noise - it's as simple as that. who cares what it is??? it's over with eventually - sucks while it lasts.
one day, you'll do a renovation and i guarantee it that you would be annoyed if a neighbor complained that your construction guys were laughing too loudly - and you'll be annoyed because there is no point in complaining - you can't do anything about it!!
Wait -- is this a complaint about construction workers whistling while they work?
How can they be heard yelling/laughing/whistling
while the noise of the hammering, pounding or jack-hammering is going on?
jamba is O.K. with that noise.
Definitely call 311, and tell them people in NYC are yelling, laughing, and whistling during the day.
New construction noise question. Has anyone lived facing a high rise under construction and can give an opinion about whether noise reduces significantly after the building has topped out? Does installing the glass cause much noise? After that I have to assume the noise is significantly diminished.
After the outside construction is finished there's not much that causes noise.
Look at where the truck entrances/deliveries occur. If you are too close to that, the truck activity may drive you nuts. Once the facade is done, very little interior noise will reach you, but there are 1000s of square feet worth of drywall/studs, flooring, ceilings, fixtures, etc. to deliver, and it all goes through the dock and elevators. And construction, even new construction, produces astonishing volumes of refuse, so anticipate trash haulers as well as delivery trucks.
uptown_joe knows his stuff.
Always informative comments.
Rock on, uptown joe!
poor sad columbiacounty
Not sure if I'm supposed to start my own thread for this. I'm thinking about buying a unit that's on the 2nd story in the back. It looks like there's an empty lot behind (caddy corner), but pretty close to all of my windows and not buffered by any other buildings. There is also a boarded up building 2 doors down. Am I inviting a lifetime of construction noise? Or a year? It's in South Harlem near Morningside Park, so I'm guessing it won't stay undeveloped for long. I really go crazy with construction/building noise and hate being around diesel trucks.