DNAinfo: Upper West Siders Push for Bill to Curb Construction Noise Near Schools

By Emily Frost

June 26, 2015

Parents from a pair of local schools that sit next to construction sites argued passionately in favor of a City Council bill that would mitigate construction noise in the classroom during school hours at a hearing Thursday.

Intro 420 was introduced by local City Councilman Mark Levine last July and is co-sponsored by local Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, as well as 21 other councilmembers.

The bill calls for noise levels inside classrooms within 75 feet of construction sites not to exceed 45 decibels and that noise levels be monitored throughout the school day.

"The sound of jackhammers and cement trucks... is an undeniable impediment to learning," Levine said.

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