'It's hard to sleep': Hundreds of complaints related to fireworks reported to NYC

Residents are frustrated with the amount of noise caused by fireworks in the city recently.

News 12 Staff

Jun 17, 2020, 5:24 PM

Updated 1,441 days ago

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Residents are frustrated with the amount of noise caused by fireworks in the city recently.
Even though Independence Day is still more than two weeks away, city data shows a dramatic spike in fireworks complaints during the first few weeks of the month.
A total of 867 complaints were made to 311 in Brooklyn. In the Bronx, there were 244 complaints. Both numbers show a big increase from last year.
"It's annoying sometimes," one resident says. "It's hard to sleep--my dog gets really scared."
Fireworks have also proven to be dangerous. An 18-year-old and another man were both injured after suffering from fireworks-related injuries early Wednesday.
Firecrackers are illegal in New York City.
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