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And New York Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s report concludes that silencing excessive NYC noise a major challenge. DiNapoli notes that “[n]oise in New York City is a significant quality of life and public health concern.”

We agree.

So does Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., professor emerita, City University of New York, chair of the Noise Committee of GrowNYC, and co-founder of The Quiet Coalition, who notes that “[r]esearch shows that noise is not only a nuisance, but more importantly, has adverse effects on our mental and physical health.”

You can read DiNapoli’s report here (pdf).