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Concert Noise

Location: 
Dean Street between 6th & Carlton Aves.
When: 
October 1, 2012 - 12:00pm
311: 
C1-1-787539349

The concert last night was clearly audible from inside my apartment, even with the windows closed.

Severity
The nature of the threat posed by the incident or impact.
People: 
Local community
Frequency: 
More than once
Impact: 
Public health
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Noise

Priority: -> normal
State: -> Active
Client: -> Public
Assigned: unassigned -> Peter K.

I have litigated noise cases. I believe that the sound levels from Barclays Center are subject to the NYC Department of Environmental Protection Noise Code, with respect to commercial music. I do not believe that the zoning override to build the place also overrides current NYC Noise Laws. That has to be checked.

In NYC, commercial music/sound is measured in octave bands, rather than on a weighted average. This means that the low-frequency roar that I heard on the You-Tube video would be separately measured. This is a higher standard and benefits the public.

Noise in excess of lawful limits can be enjoined in court. Under law, excess noise is a tort called nuisance.