Our pal Jesse Chan-Norris lives in a building up on 8th Street and Broadway. It's a nice place, but they've been doing a lot of renovation on the exterior lately, and it's begun to drive him a little bit insane. This morning, he sent us a link to this post, complete with audio sample of the brain-melting noise:

For the past several months they have been doing construction on the outside of my building. This is once-in-a-decade style work, and we have been told that it’ll all be worth it and that we won’t have this kind of work for quite some time to come. That is no small comfort when I wake up to the sound of grinders cutting away the brickwork on the facade outside my window.

I would now like to share this experience with you.

Damn, JCN, how can you live with that? It'd be quieter to go down and sleep on the 6 platform at Astor Place! Does anyone live in a noisier apartment than JCN? We doubt it-- but we'd be happy to review any audio snippets you send in.