Excessive Noise from Seward Park High School Renovation Irks Residents

Posted on: September 19th, 2013 at 5:22 am by
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Seward Park High School “modernization” is already creating a total headache for neighbors in the immediate vicinity. Especially directly across Ludlow Street. Noise is really the key issue here. One Boogie reader sent us the following video to illustrate that onsite renovation work lasts until midnight; a veritable “symphony of chainsaws and sledgehammers,” another neighbor quipped.

According to DOB records, contractors were approved for a brief “after hours variance” to last five days, and allegedly ending today. Description of the job includes “construction activities with minimal noise impact.” However, this contradicts what our tipsters heard from one of the workers – that this late-night work would continue for the next three months. We’ll see if they adhere to the city permits.

Regardless of what happens, some are rather perturbed that there was reportedly no advance notice or meetings with residents. Only a letter pasted to doorways within a two-block radius.

As first reported yesterday, the historic Lower East Side building is undergoing some beautifcation. The facelift includes window, roof, and parapet replacements, as well as masonry repair. It’s currently in asbestos abatement mode.

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