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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
That "After Hours Construction" Noise Bill
...is, of course, languishing with the City Council.
Some money quotes:
"In an interview with Chelsea Now, Mendez said that the bill is undergoing revisions, though she did not name specifics. 'Organized labor expressed concerns that limiting AHVs would affect members work opportunities,' she said."
"Officials from the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) said the proposed restrictions are too broad." [Our disgraced former landlord, Rob Speyer, is chairman of the REBNY, btw.]
And what did I notice this Sunday when looking through a gap in the wooden high-fence barrier at the new Management Office construction site? A guy working with a grout gun! No work permit needed, it seems.
Of course, we already have noise codes, but, as you will read in the article, the DOB (Department of Buildings) hands out After-Hours Variances very freely. So the necessity for "new legislation," which, if passed, will probably be so diluted that it may well be like the old legislation. So the game continues....