Noisy Henry Hardhat
I love your blog and read it every day. I have a question probably not worth posting but here goes:
I've been working from home the last few weeks and I live across the street from the construction site at 75 Henry St. There is a construction worker who yells and sings and shouts for what seems like no reason all day long. It's almost like he has tourett's unless he just loves being loud and extremely annoying. I now work at the back of my house and all of the windows are closed and I can still hear the jerk loud and clear. Is anyone else extremely annoyed by this, ie. he people living at 75 Henry Street? What can I do besides wait it out? I plan on working from home for another few weeks.
Do I: Scream out the window for him the shut the %$#* up, call 311, or simply ask him to please refrain, or do nothing? It seriously is aggravating and really I consider it to be noise pollution. He sings in opera fashion about spark plugs, and screams, "I goooooooot it!" all freaking day long. I'm sure I'll just have to deal with it but just venting and seeing if anyone else on Henry has noticed.
– Name withheld
BHB replies: While any normal person would suggest calling 311, we'll do you one better and take suggestions from the folks in the BHB community. There's no doubt something brilliant will come of it.
The Brothers Goggles
I just discovered your blog, and have spent the last hour or so perusing previous posts, which have helped explain some local mysteries. However, one mystery remains unsolved – who are those two guys (usually spotted on Remsen) who wear goggles at ALL times? They appear to be twins, somewhere in their 50s, and are often spotted standing outside of the NYSC on the corner of Remsen and Court.
Any ideas? I'm not looking for names, just a simple explanation of why they wear goggles. Is it work related? Religious? Just eccentric?
BHB replies: Either you're making this up or we've been invaded by a pair of 50something Kareem Abdul-Jabbar fanatics. Or we could be wrong. Anyone have a clue?