Photo credit: Michael M. for Voice of Gowanus
If you live anywhere near Lightstone Group's mega development site at 363-365 Bond Street in Gowanus, you may be wondering why it is so quiet today. After frustrated residents called 311, reached out to Council Member Brad Lander's office, and signed a petition asking Lightstone to use noise reduction measures in place while driving more than 1200 piles into the marshy ground, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection has paid the site a visit this past Wednesday and Friday. And surprise!
According to Brad Lander's office, DEP noise inspectors on Friday "found the noise recordings to be 'unreasonable' and issued a 5 day cure notice."
That did not come as a surprise to local residents who have had to endure shaking and pounding noise for weeks now. They have created a Facebook page to keep everyone in the community informed and involved.