NOISE: it's part of New York City. From helicopters, tour buses, air traffic, subways, neighbors having sex, Brooke Shields doing construction on her townhouse, clubs... this city is never going to STFU. But did you know noise complaints have gone down 21% since Bloomberg's noise code went into effect in 2007? A city EPA spokeswoman told the Daily News that in February we even got an award for the marked improvement.
This Wednesday is the 15th annual International Noise Awareness Day (party!)—but should we just embrace our loudness? The paper looks at some top notch noise complaints last year, which include a celebrity spawn in Brooklyn "crying out in passion at all hours," and a loud turkey in a basement! At least we're mixing things up.
And if you don't like it, you can do what Brad Pitt did: move out. When he moved to the Meatpacking District in the 1990s, the late-night set "would come in the middle of the night and yell, 'Hey Brad! Come out so we can party!'" He only lasted a few months.