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.