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New York Becomes the City That Never Shuts Up

“Noise is the No. 1 complaint,” said City Councilman Ben Kallos, who represents the Upper East Side and has been inundated with hundreds of noise complaints in the past year alone. “We need to take this problem seriously — take it head on without excuses — and give every New Yorker the peace and quiet they need.”PhotoHailing a cab on the Upper East Side last week. “Noise is the No. 1 complaint,” said City Councilman Ben Kallos, who represents the Upper East Side.Credit Justin Gilliland/The New York TimesThough the city in 2007 put into effect an overhauled noise code for the first time in three decades, complaints have continued to grow. Excessive noise pollution is not just hard on the ears, but is also linked to higher levels of stress, hypertension and heart disease.“Noise affects us all,” said Ben Wellington, a visiting assistant professor at the Pratt Institute in New York who has studied noise for his data-driven urban planning blog, I Quant NY. “We’re a lot of people crammed into a very small space.”Mr. Wellington has used the city’s 311 data to map out the noisiest neighborhoods. The noisiest was, not surprisingly, Midtown Manhattan, the epicenter of business and tourism. Other loud neighborhoods were the East and West Villages, both popular night life destinations, and Lower Manhattan, where nonstop building has overtaken the physical devastation of the Sept […]