A group of Brooklyn Heights residents calling themselves the 140 CPW Peace & Quiet Committee held a press conference today to voice their outrage over noise from the ongoing rehabilitation project on the Brooklyn Bridge. Construction takes place during overnight hours and can be heard in the bedrooms of many of the surrounding buildings.
The noise has been the subject of many comments on BHB as well as a few YouTube videos.
(via News12 Brooklyn)
NY Daily News: “We wouldn’t be here if they would properly mitigate the noise,” said [Dan] Lee, a building board member at 140 Cadman Plaza West. “They keep saying they’ve done things like using lower bit drills and sound sheaths but they really don’t do anything.”
A Department of Transportation spokesman refuted the allegations and said the department is using “the highest performing mitigation techniques available.” The department works with the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to take decibel readings of sound each night, the spokesman said, readings which don’t violate the city’s noise code.
Last month, Roberto Gautier of the 140 CPW Peace & Quiet Committee said this in a letter to the press:
Residents on both ends of the Brooklyn Bridge have been exposed to a badly planned project for over two years. At the last meeting of the Working Group, it was announced that there is no end date for the project. As we all know, traffic flow studies preceded the start of the work and that no human impact studies were done because Contract #6 called for “rehabilitation,” not “new construction.”