NYC concerts generate NJ noise complaints
Jul 25, 2014 | 3088 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WEST NEW YORK – The summer concert series JBL Live at Pier 97 began in July along the Hudson River and immediately generated noise complaints from the Jersey side. Residents in West New York said the sound was so loud they could not hear their televisions inside their homes.

Community Affairs Representative Mike Dugan from Midtown North in Manhattan received 11 phone complaints from NJ residents after two concerts last weekend. He said the concert promoters were in compliance with city regulations but the city would work with them on addressing the situation.

Donna Eichmeyer, representing concert promoters Live Nation and the Hudson River Park Trust, responded to queries by stating, “Some concerned New Jersey residents called and emailed after recent shows. After being notified of these concerns we immediately took action to decrease sound travelling across the Hudson River including working closely with a sound expert and to remedy the issues prior to the next series of events that commence in early August.”

The promoters declined to specify what actions were being taken. In previous years concerts took place at Pier 26 in Manhattan but they were moved this year due to noise complaints from NYC residents.

The next concert is scheduled for August 15.

--Art Schwartz

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