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Noise pollution

Some City Councilmembers say YES, so we're taking this opportunity to listen to a variety of emergency siren sounds and decide which is best for us. JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! WOOOOOOOOOOP!
We ended up with so much honking footage that we have this BONUS cut of outtakes. Enjoy!
From the hatchback's tinnyist toot to the 18-wheeler's flatulent shock wave, we New Yorkers have just accepted horn honking as a jaw-clenching, ear-splitting, fact of life. But why?
"Calling Thunder," a new virtual reality project out of Cornell University, offers the chance to experience Manhattan of 1609 might've sounded.
It appears that heli-haters, like the NY Times, are (mostly) getting their way.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission is voting on a proposal today that would banish Taxi TVs from the city's green and yellow cabs, thanks to rampant unpopularity of the devices among both drivers and passengers.
Noise in the station soars to 111 decibels at the arrival of a train. According to doctors, it takes just one minute in the presence of such a din to sustain permanent hearing loss.
New Jersey lawmakers are looking to put an end to tourist chopper tours, which they say are slowly deafening Earth-bound residents.
There have been 21,000 noise complaints in a year to the and a half to the Port Authority, a large portion coming from Canterbury Lane in Nassau County, 12 miles from JFK.
The MTA made the change after its technicians noted that the sound increased the "normal" level of ambient noise in the area by a full 10 decibels.
"It's not closed on the weekend," Bloomberg told ABC 7. "I've been using it. I have a lot of things to do. I'm trying like everybody else."
The ongoing rehabilitation work being performed on the Brooklyn Bridge may be necessary to preserve the iconic landmark for generations of drivers to come, but at what cost?
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