2002-10-10 / Other News

‘Silent Night’ Target Here

As part of Operation Silent Night, Mayor Bloomberg’s quality-of-life initiative to combat loud and excessive noise, 24 zones citywide are being targeted for the issuance of summonses. One of those sections is, according to the mayor’s directive, in the Canarsie area — a triangle-shaped section involving East 76 Street, Flatlands Avenue and Ralph Avenue.

According to officials from the 69 Precinct, the "section" is really in the McDonald’s Restaurant parking lot and adjacent areas at the corner of East 76 Street and Flatlands Avenue (if it were to involve the triangle area, South Shore High School would have to be included).

"We’ve pretty well contained the noise at this time," said Captain Robert Johnsen, commander of the local precinct. "The reports that came to us, including loud honking of horns, boom-box playing and yelling in the early hours, especially on the weekend, about two months ago. We addressed them at the time and, at this time, we haven’t had any complaints from neighborhood residents."

The Mayor’s directive concerns mainly noise emanating from bars, clubs, restaurants and car and motorcycle horns, as well as stereo speakers and automobile sound systems.

"We haven’t had a great deal of trouble here," Captain Johnsen said, "But if there are complaints, we’ll address them right away." Charles Rogers

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