West Road New York, NY 10044, USARust on this fence is unbelievable
- Acknowledged by: Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation of the State of New York
415 Argyle Road
Service vehicles and motorists are often at odds on this stretch of Argyle road, an each will lay on the horn excessively to vent frustrations at the others.
A small sign already exists as in many other neighborhoods indicating that horn blowing is not allowed except for danger. This is routinely ignored not only by private motorists, but by e.g. sanitation department trucks who should be trained to heed city regulations.
Just a few minutes ago a sanitation truck laid on the horn for literally 30 seconds, at 8AM, as the driver impatiently waited for an idling Access-A-Ride truck to move.
As a resident on this block it's impossible to enjoy a quiet morning, even inside my apartment. The problem exists at all times of the day but is particularly bad in the morning as school buses, elderly transit, and sanitation trucks are all active along with morning commuters.
Can anything be done to help this? I don't know if it is an education issue or an enforcement issue but I'm guessing that a positive impact could be made using either or both measure. If nothing else then city employees should be encourage to heed the horn blowing regulation.
62-65 Saunders St Queens, NY 11374, USAThis apartment has little to no heat. Sometimes even when temperature gets below the lawful mark, there's still no heat. I've called 311 couple of times but no action was taken.
Even spoken to the management of the building but nothing was done. Many old folks live in this building and this is a terrible condition for them. Pls help.
643 W. 172nd St. New York, NY
New York is drenched in unnecessary honking, but in Washington Heights the problem is simply unbearable. Since the neighborhood is served by very few yellow cabs, hundreds of gypsy cabs ply the streets and honk whenever they see someone standing on the sidewalk to get their attention. This is a poor business practice and a non-stop, round-the-clock source of noise that seems to penetrate into every apartment in the neighborhood.
Aside from gypsy cabs, many motorists in the neighborhood are in the habit of pulling up outside someone's apartment and using their car horn as a doorbell. This is gratuitous and very unfair. There is no need to announce your arrival to every single person on the street and bludgeon their ears with your car horn. Traffic citations should be issued for this practice.
The third vector of the honking plague is simply motorist anger, aggression, and impatience. Hesitating for more than a nanosecond at a green light, attempting to change lanes, double parking for 2 seconds to drop someone off, etc., etc., are all occasion for you, and everyone within earshot, to endure a vicious aural assault. This of course happens throughout the city, but in a honking hotspot like Washington Heights, it really adds insult to injury.
Excessive noise is more than a nuisance, particularly when it drifts in through windows and walls into your home. It has been associated with increased blood pressure, difficulty focusing on and completing tasks, and a sense of hopelessness. To say nothing of its effect on sleep. According to the NY Times, the city has anti honking ordinance, but it is not enforced:
In tonier neighborhoods, there are signs warning of fines for unlawful honking. I'm not implying that these signs are actually observed, but at least they have some sort of calming effect in nice neighborhoods. But in poor areas like Washington Heights, already under stress from a host of other social problems, unmitigated honking has reached an absolutely intolerable level.
Cynics will scoff at any serious effort to curb honking in NY City. Others will even embrace honking as an indelible part of NY's distinctive urban fabric. I disagree. I think honking can and should be muzzled. I consider it a public health issue, not merely a quality of life issue. If you agree that a campaign should be waged against honking, vote for this issue on SCF.
Speaking more generally, if NY City wants to take itself seriously as a pedestrian and transit-oriented town, instead of continuing to kowtow to the automobile, then motorists need to know that if they're driving through the city they need to treat it with respect (this also applies to the reckless speeding and maneuvering that is pandemic in NYC).
1086-1090 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NYThis building more than 3 monts have problems. Every weekend, every holiday do not have hot water at all. Till today no hotwater all building from friday afternoon.
And no heat from wendesday in half apartments (in bedrooms).
I called lot of times the super and the property manager too, but till now not happend anything.
325 Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Approach New York, New YorkSeveral potholes have been reported (DM2015136002) which endanger pedestrians crossing there. When puddles fill these areas, it is especially dangerous. Please,please repair this area.
1234 Saint Johns Place brooklyn, new yorkThe post office at 11213 has been mishandling customers for years, the public here does not believe the government even cares and therefore there is no outcry! Stop the long lines, make a package drop off so u don't have to wait a hour to drop off a pre posted package. Get more competent staff!
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