Noise complaints skyrocket in city, BX

The Department of Environmental Protection is reporting that it might be getting noisier in the Bronx and the rest of the city.Since the city's new

THE BRONX - The Department of Environmental Protection is reporting that it might be getting noisier in the Bronx and the rest of the city.Since the city's new noise code took effect July 1, the department says noise complaints have shot up more than 80 percent. The department claims its total number of complaints for July was 5,300. Under the new code, authorities no longer need to use a decible reader and can write citations for sounds that are audible. Among the new rules are that noise from bars and clubs can't be heard more than 15 feet away and dogs can't bark more than five minutes during the day.The Department of Environmental Protection says the new code was put in place due to an increase of calls to the city's 311 hotline.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say they want to talk to a 1 Police: Man wanted for questioning in Bronx burglary pattern
Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec.10-11 2 Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec.10-11
3 VIDEO: Suspect in Sheridan Avenue murder escorted by police
The students at The Bronx Academy for Software 4 Local school celebrates Computer Science Education Week
The Buzz: sisters killed in radiator malfunction 5 The Buzz: sisters killed in radiator malfunction

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 The Bronx nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE