Tuesday, May 27, 2014

DEP To Lightstone: Quiet Down!

DEP Tells Lightstone Group That Their Pile Driving In Gowanus Is Way Too Loud. Issues 5 Day Cure Notice
Good to see some reaction from DEP, which regulates not only water and sewer but also air quality and noise pollution:
If you live anywhere near Lightstone Group's mega development site at 363-365 Bond Street in Gowanus, you may be wondering why it is so quiet today. After frustrated residents called 311, reached out to Council Member Brad Lander's office, and signed a petition asking Lightstone to use noise reduction measures in place while driving more than 1200 piles into the marshy ground, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection has paid the site a visit this past Wednesday and Friday. And surprise! According to Brad Lander's office, DEP noise inspectors on Friday "found the noise recordings to be 'unreasonable' and issued a 5 day cure notice."

And kudos to Brad Lander and staff for aiding in the process.

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