Last fall, a group of concerned residents of 140 Cadman Plaza West held a press conference (video) to express their dismay at the constant overnight noise from ongoing Brooklyn Bridge repairs. Nine months later, they’re now speaking out about health issues related to the construction:
Brooklyn Eagle: “People are really suffering,” [Roberto Gautier] told the Brooklyn Eagle. “My wife wakes with heart palpitations every morning. Elderly people turn off their hearing aids, but they still feel the vibrations.
“Every night we see the convoy of trucks lining up around 10:30 to start the night shift,” he said. “If you have to go to work and get up at 6:30 or 7, you haven’t slept. We did a study in our building. People said they’ve nearly lost their jobs. They’re coming in late, they’re not with it.”
Even pets are getting stressed out, Gautier said. “Cats and dogs are suffering.”
The project is slated for completion by the end of 2015, but finishing touches could extend that into 2016.