Make the noise stop


To the editor:

The following is an open letter to Councilman Andrew Cohen.

I just read the city’s “Voter Guide,” and noted with interest that “quality of life issues” was one of your top three issues. 

I was told that there was a recent meeting where others aired the same complaint about the noise in my neighborhood that I described in June. Unfortunately, I learned about the meeting after the fact. I do not know if you attended.

Given my complaint, and those of others in my neighborhood, I am writing to ask if you have done anything to attempt to address expressed concerns? 

I am often home and often awakened before 7:30 a.m. by the work being done, and have to listen to continuing extremely intrusive and loud hammering at any time between 7:30 a.m. and to almost 6 p.m., five days per week. 

I am certain that other retired senior citizens like me, as well as mothers at home with their children and others who are at home during the week, have to be extremely troubled by the ongoing noise pollution.

In the “Voter Guide,” you state that you “have focused on quality of life issues in the district.” 

Have you done anything to address your constituents’ legitimate complaints about the quality of their lives as a result of the construction that began very early this year, and which has continued almost every week since, five days per week, for up to 10 hours per day?

I think that I read the construction will continue until 2019.

I hope to hear from you.

Edward I. Shapiro

Edward I. Shapiro,