Photo credit: Eden, Janine and Jim licnsed under CC BY 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Recognizing the difficulties restaurants faced during this horrific pandemic, New York City has provided increased outside dining spaces for these restaurants. Mayor Bill de Blasio has stated that “[t]he success of
Photo credit: Carsten Kohler from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition In this report from Positive.News, author Martin Wright discusses efforts to make cities and parks quieter. He mentions renting a farmhouse so he could concentrate on writing. When he returned the keys to the farmer, he said how nice the quiet
Photo credit: ArtHouse Studio from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The Daily Beast reports that marine safaris are so loud underwater that they might soon be on land. Actually, in countries from Scotland to South Africa to New Zealand, a variety of local groups have already developed trails or bike paths
Photo credit: LuceroPhotos licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report from the Moab Sun News discusses the problem of off-road vehicle noise there. As a city dweller who prefers to hike rather than ride in the wilderness, I had to look up the difference between a UTV, ATV,
David Sykes writes about the latest episode of the Freakonomics podcast, which focuses on noise and features TQC’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft. He says it’s a must listen!
Do protestors have the right to make too much noise? Dr. Arline Bronzaft discusses loud protests and noise ordinances, noting hospitals have enforced quiet zones without impinging free speech.