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These NYC Neighborhoods Have The Most Maddening Ice Cream Truck Noise

These NYC Neighborhoods Have The Most Maddening Ice Cream Truck Noise

(Robert S/ flickr) The creepy Mister Softee songs mysteriously emanating from LinkNYC kiosks have gotten a lot of attention lately, but let's not forget that the original source of that ominous melody is still out there,...

The Steel Drum Grinch Of Crown Heights Is Back On The Scene

The Steel Drum Grinch Of Crown Heights Is Back On The Scene

Kathleen Reilly last night outside the practice space for Despers USA (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Last night at 10:30 p.m., fire trucks and several police cars sat outside a Despers USA steelband group's practice session in...

Now We Know Which Neighborhoods Are Rudest To (Barking) Dogs

Now We Know Which Neighborhoods Are Rudest To (Barking) Dogs

Teekay does not bark inside, but he does enjoy reading about the subject. (Ben Yakas / Gothamist) I live above an opinionated terrier, so I can empathize with the occasional annoyance that is a small beast...

These Are NYC's Noisiest Bars (Or The Bars With The Whiniest Neighbors?)

These Are NYC's Noisiest Bars (Or The Bars With The Whiniest Neighbors?)

Goatwhore performing at Saint Vitus Bar, no. 5 on the list, in 2017 (Jeffrey Pollack/ flickr) New York's hottest bar is Velvet Rope Lounge. It. Has. Everything. A human sized hookah. A giant cardboard bear. An...

NYC Inmates Call 311 To Report Mistreatment, But Is Anyone Listening?

NYC Inmates Call 311 To Report Mistreatment, But Is Anyone Listening?

The Brooklyn Detention Center (Bebeto Matthews / AP / Shutterstock) Over the course of eight months in jail, Jonas Caballero has earned an unusual nickname: “Mr. 311.” Caballero, 36, tells Gothamist that corrections officers at the...

Is Gentrification Fueling More 311 Calls & Police Harassment?

Is Gentrification Fueling More 311 Calls & Police Harassment?

(lempkin/ flickr) Putting up with noisy neighbors in New York is nothing new, nor is the hand-wringing about what do to about it. Some research suggests that gentrifiers are more likely to call 311 about quality...

Interactive Map Reveals NYC's Hottest Neighborhoods (For Rats)

Interactive Map Reveals NYC's Hottest Neighborhoods (For Rats)

"I moved to Bushwick for the culture" (Courtesy of Annette Pufall and Timothy Ziegler / Gothamist) If you think about it, the average city rat has a lot in common with the typical non-rodent New Yorker....

New Harlem Resident Declares War On Jingle-Happy Mister Softee Manvideo

New Harlem Resident Declares War On Jingle-Happy Mister Softee Man

(Jane Kratochvil/Flickr) A recent Harlem transplant is trying to silence the ice cream man who parks on her block and plays his truck's jingle in the evenings, and some of her neighbors could not be rolling...

New Mexico Man Moves To Hell's Kitchen, Files Lawsuit Over All The Noise

New Mexico Man Moves To Hell's Kitchen, Files Lawsuit Over All The Noise

Former New Mexico state senator Joseph Carraro, on a Newsmax segment discussing the dangers of terrorists and others crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (Newsmax/YouTube) A New Mexico legislator turned playwright is suing his New York City building...

The Case For Licensing Landlords

The Case For Licensing Landlords

Doing this to an apartment to drive tenants out could get you criminally convicted, but not sent to jail or barred from working as a landlord. (Lauren Evans/Gothamist) New York's rental housing is in rough shape....

Police Raid Of Brooklyn Motorcycle Clubhouse Nets Guns, Cornucopia Of Drugs

Police Raid Of Brooklyn Motorcycle Clubhouse Nets Guns, Cornucopia Of Drugs

(Google) Police arrested two dozen people over the weekend in a raid of a motorcycle club in Gowanus that officers say turned up guns, drugs of several kinds, and a lot of people with open arrest...

Some NYers Are Struggling To Adapt To Harsh, 'Authoritarian' LED Streetlights

Some NYers Are Struggling To Adapt To Harsh, 'Authoritarian' LED Streetlights

Kara Van Woerden had to install blackout curtains to keep the new LED streetlight outside from flooding her bedroom with blue light. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) There was something off about the block in Ridgewood where Kara Van...

You Can Report Cars Parked In The Bike Lane To 311 Now

You Can Report Cars Parked In The Bike Lane To 311 Now

Some people will still be more brazen about parking in bike lanes than others, I assume. (Gothamist) Time was, the only (legal) recourse cyclists had to deal with cars parked in the bike lane was angrily...

Read This Inwood Man's Blistering Response To Neighbor's 'Mind Your Manners' Note

Read This Inwood Man's Blistering Response To Neighbor's 'Mind Your Manners' Note

Brookshire's neighborhood. (Google Maps) Noise disputes are not news in NYC, but every once in a while an angry tiff between neighbors catches fire in the wider world of social media, especially when the situation inflames...

New Interactive Map Shows The Noisiest (Or Whiniest?) Parts Of NYC

New Interactive Map Shows The Noisiest (Or Whiniest?) Parts Of NYC

(CartoDB) Disgruntled New Yorkers call 311 57,000 times per day, and last year beleaguered locals made a total of 2,021,074 calls to 311. 179,394 of those complaints had to do with noise pollution, which drives many...

311 Complaint Map Shows Where The Whiniest Halloween-Hating Curmudgeons Live

311 Complaint Map Shows Where The Whiniest Halloween-Hating Curmudgeons Live

"Honey, call 311; those hooded pedestrians are back!" (Tod Seelie / Gothamist) Halloween is most notably a holiday celebrating ghosts, sexy Buzz Lightyear costumes, and candy. But it is also a time for debauchery, whether that...

TLC: Uber Driver Accused Of Assaulting Passenger Still Has His Cabbie License

TLC: Uber Driver Accused Of Assaulting Passenger Still Has His Cabbie License

Shutterstock/360B The Uber driver who allegedly assaulted and tried to kiss a female passenger this week still has his Taxi & Limousine Commission license, which the TLC claims is thanks to a rule that allows hacks...

67-Year-Old Widow Arrested For Calling 311 Too Much

67-Year-Old Widow Arrested For Calling 311 Too Much

(lempkin / Flickr) A 67-year-old Bronx resident is suing the city after she claims she was arrested for calling 311 too many times. But widow Arles Cepeda tells the Daily News she had a damn good...

NYPD Promises To Personally Call You About Your 311 Complaints

NYPD Promises To Personally Call You About Your 311 Complaints

(lempkin / Flickr) NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told reporters last week that as violent crime continues to incrementally fall, his department will maintain a "continued emphasis on quality-of-life enforcement." Bratton is now blending Broken Windows with...

Here Are Some Of NYC's Smelliest Neighborhoods

Here Are Some Of NYC's Smelliest Neighborhoods

The stench is strong with this city. (jason.kuffer's flickr) It's stinking hot again, which means the city reeks even more than usual. But how much more does it stink? And what different sorts of odors? How...

Guess Which Neighborhood Filed The Most Cab Complaints Last Year

Guess Which Neighborhood Filed The Most Cab Complaints Last Year

Late night weekend complaints. (Via I Quant NY) Driving your (and my) drunk ass around in an NYC cab is surely one of the world's more thankless jobs, and 311 data confirms that: Passengers filed 15,947...

Pier 97 Will Host Outdoor Concerts This Summer

Pier 97 Will Host Outdoor Concerts This Summer

The West Side is getting a new outdoor venue this summer on Pier 97, thanks to a little help from Live Nation. The Hudson River Park pier—which will host a JBL Live at Pier 97 concert...

Interactive Map Reveals New Yorkers' Weird Existential 311 Complaintsvideo

Interactive Map Reveals New Yorkers' Weird Existential 311 Complaints

If there are any two things New Yorkers hold dear to their hearts, they are maps (preferably interactive ones, especially if they are about rats) and the untempered ability to complain about absolutely everything under the...

New Yorkers' Favorite Thing To Complain About: Noise

New Yorkers' Favorite Thing To Complain About: Noise

Via moeberg's flickr New Yorkers know that it is our God-given right to vocally complain about all sorts of trivial and not-so-trivial things, including rats, street lights, dog poop, excessive Jewish holidays, and refrigerator squeaks. But...

Map: NYers' Favorite Things To Complain About In Summertime

Map: NYers' Favorite Things To Complain About In Summertime

via Here at Gothamist HQ, we are always fascinated by the non-emergencies that piss off New Yorkers enough to actively seek vengeance by way of anonymous 311 complaints, whether it's excess dog poop, refrigerator noises, or...

311 Dispatcher Describes Most Ridiculous Calls

311 Dispatcher Describes Most Ridiculous Calls

Inside 311's call center (Marc Yearsley / Gothamist) Last month Mayor Bloomberg stopped by the 311 call center to celebrate the hotline's 10-year anniversary and noted some of the more priceless reasons why people call the...

And The 5 Dumbest 311 Calls EVER Are...gallery

And The 5 Dumbest 311 Calls EVER Are...

This morning, Mayor Bloomberg swung by the offices of the NYC 311 call center in Lower Manhattan to celebrate the number's 10th anniversary. In March 2003, two years into his first term, Bloomberg unveiled the ambitious call...

Interactive Map: What NYC Neighborhoods Have The Most Dog Poop Complaints?

Interactive Map: What NYC Neighborhoods Have The Most Dog Poop Complaints?

vivienne gucwa's flickr Yesterday WNYC presented a cool map that broke down neighborhoods by most popular dog names and breeds—who knew there were so many dogs named Pepsi (26), but none named Coke?—but in their dogged...

Interactive Map: Where New Yorkers Complain About Rats Most

Interactive Map: Where New Yorkers Complain About Rats Most

(nataliebehring / flickr) Whether crawling over your face in the subway, investigating the Fairway olive bar or gracing the dinner table,the rat population of New York City is certainly not shy. But are our furry tormenters...

FRANKENSTORM Roundup: Weatherman Loses Shit, Gowanus Shitstorm, Shit Hits Fan At 311

FRANKENSTORM Roundup: Weatherman Loses Shit, Gowanus Shitstorm, Shit Hits Fan At 311

NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this image of Hurricane Sandy Oct. 28 (NASA) In case you've been glued to the terrible Jets game, there's quite a lot going on today because of FRANKENSTORM, the hybrid hurricane/winter storm...

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