FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2005
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON PASSAGE OF HISTORIC REVISION OF NEW YORK CITY'S NOISE CODE
"Noise is New York's number one quality of life complaint and I am proud that my administration proposed, and now the Council has passed, the first comprehensive revision of the noise code in 30 years. The new code will make New York a quieter place to live and work by decreasing excessive and annoying noise. The new code will specifically decrease noise from construction sites, motorcycles, 'boom cars,' air conditioners and nightclubs by strengthening standards and implementing commonsense solutions. This legislation has been a collaboration between the City, the construction and nightlife industries, neighborhood groups and the City Council. I congratulate all the stakeholders for their hard work. Today's legislation protects New York's legacy as the 'City that never sleeps' while making sure that hard working New Yorkers can get some peace and quiet."
Edward Skyler/Jordan Barowitz (212) 788-2958
Charles Sturcken (Department of Environmental Protection)