A proud moment: Park Slope made it to the list of Brooklyn’s 5 noisiest neighborhoods, compiled by Brooklyn Magazine and based on noise complaint data from 2012. Northern Park Slope comes in at #4 with its 1, 252 complaints, behind Flatbush/Ditmas Park, Prospect Heights, and– with the most complaints not just in Brooklyn but throughout the entire city– Williamsburg (2,141 complaints).
Gothamist posted the data with an interactive map, which was released “as part of Bloomberg’s push for transparency and accessible municipal data.” The findings are divided by zip code, so technically it is 11217 that made the list, including not just northern Park Slope, then, but also parts of Fort Greene and Boerum Hill.
Brooklyn Magazine offers up an explanation for the problem:
Uh, there’s that arena, for one, though that just opened. There’s also a major traffic intersection, a major mass-transit hub, a major mall, plus the bars of Fifth Avenue north of Union Street. The Fort Greene part of the zip code also includes the BAM Cultural District, including all those bars and restaurants. Where there are people, there’s noise; where there are people at night, there’re noise complaints.
The 11215 zip code, which includes Gowanus, South Slope, and part of Windsor Terrace, documented 1,054 complaints.
Has excessive noise been a problem for you guys? A friend who lives at Dean Street, and who can see Barclays from his apartment, says the increase in noise level since the arena’s opening has been exponential. The most surprising culprits? Streisand fans. Who knew?
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