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Astoria’s 8th Street is the Noisiest Block in NYC: Study

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March 3, 2020 By Allie Griffin

An Astoria street is the noisiest block in the five boroughs, according to a new study that analyzed 311 data.

Nearby the Astoria Houses, 8th Street, had the most noise complaints in all of New York City last year, according to a new PropertyClub study.

Neighbors called the City’s 311 line 2,638 times to complain of noise, namely of loud music and partying — 1,824 complaints of much were made from January 2019 through February 2020.

The street also received 636 complaints of loud banging and pounding, 114 complaints of loud talking and 64 complaints regarding a neighbor’s loud TV, according to the study.

And while Queens is the second quietest borough overall, five of the six noisiest blocks in the city are in the borough.

The second noisiest street in the city is Glendale’s Madison Street. The relatively short and residential street got 2,271 noise complaints overall, including 2,232 for loud music.

A Long Island City street had the third most noise complaints in the city. According to the study, 9th Street near the Queensbridge Houses received 2,186 complaints of loud noise to 311 — with 1,484 for loud music and partying and 543 for loud banging and pounding.

While Grand Concourse in the Bronx takes the cake for the fourth noisiest city block, 1st Street in Astoria and 5th Street in Long Island City come in at number five and six, respectively.

Close by the city’s number one noisiest street, 1st street is also next to the Astoria Houses. It received 2,106 complaints with 1,436 for loud music, 465 for banging noise and 129 for loud talking, according to the study.

In Long Island City where towering residential high rises stand, 5th Street got 2,066 calls to 311 over noise complaints. Of those, 1,532 were for loud music, 305 for banging noise and 172 for loud talking, according to PropertyClub.

Queens residents altogether called 311 55,032 times to complain of loud noise in their neighborhoods — 36,536 times to complain of loud music and parties.

In the city that never sleeps, loud parties caused the most complaints across the boroughs, followed by loud banging and pounding. Brooklyn was the loudest borough, followed by the Bronx, then Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, according to the study.

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Audrey Wellington

Its a residential neighborhood ppl live there in NYCHA. THE PPL ARE NOT GOING TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES ALL DAY AND NIGHT. SOME PPL HAVE LIVED THERE FOR YEARS AND THEY LOVE IT. ALL THE STORES ARE ON 8TH STREET CORNER. ITS THE PROJECTS FOR GODS SAKE. ALL THE NEW COMERS DO IS COMPLAIN CAUSE BLACK AND LATINO PPL LIVE THERE, AND THEY HANG AROUND OUTSIDE THERE NEIGHBORHOOD ITS ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY. I KNOW I GREW UP ON 8TH STREET Astoria Houses. YOU CANT CHANGE WHAT PPL BEEN DOING FOR YEARS. THE PPL THERE SEE THE GENTRIFICATION GOING ON RIGHT BEFORE THERE EYES. RICH PPL MOVING IN CAUSE THEY DONT WANT TO LIVE IN MANHATTAN ANYMORE FLOODING THE LOW INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS AND CALLING 311, 511 COMPLAINING. BIG TOP REALESTATE INVESTORS BUYING SOME OF THE PROJECT BUILDINGS JUST TO HAVE A VIEW OF THE MANHATTAN SKY LINE. NYCHA RAISING RENT to kick ppl out so they can sell the buildings. WHO EVER DOESN’T LIKE THE NOISE LEAVE THAT PART OF QUEENS. Cause the ppl there love it ,and their not going to change. That street plays a big part in a lot of ppls lives. Hell NYC is the city that never sleeps. Its noise all over this city. Deal with it, be happy live your life mind your business and move on. Queens is so big they have many places to live in queens. Have a Bless Day and God Bless

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Dr skull

All these people who don’t work . Don’t care about the rest of us . The police should impose fines

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Ed Babcock

Seems like a very flawed study. Probably any block along 31st St. under the N traini s louder than these places. Just nobody makes any complaints about it since nothing can be done.

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Peter

Uhhh thats why they dont issues summonses for the trains on 31st. They cant make them any quieter than they are. Thats like making a volcano go quiet when it explodes or a firecracker make little tiny noise. -LOL

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Louis Bauso

Wow. At big apple is the city that never sleeps. When you have a large concentration of people living in close proximity there will be some unwanted noise. Get over it and deal with the little inconvenience. If you want quite then more to Utah……

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Mac

Louis- Get some standards. Rude obnoxious and inconsiderate behavior is not apart of “living in close proximity” to each other. There are many, much more crowded areas in this city then the ones listed in this articles. This is just list of places that have a number of inconsiderate people who have no regard for their neighbors. Noise ordinances should be enforced. This is a quality of life issue and beaten disrespect.

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Mike

32 ave and 91 st in jackson hts hands down the loudest,motorcycles roaring up and down,cars with open headers banging gears,excessive loud horn blowing,24 7 365,a veritable nightmare!!!!

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