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Old 08-14-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Boynton Beach / Great Neck NY
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okay.... it's probably that I have never lived in a big city, but what's up with all the cars honking their horns ALL night long.

I haven't slept in three days and I'm wondering if it's just the street I live on or if this is something that I will "just get used to" over time.

The big trucks I can take, the police sirens (no big deal), people talking on the street (understandable), but these freaking cars/taxis honking their horns all night long, crazy stuff.

Of course I can't turn my TV on in my bedroom, since I was supposed to have Verizon install my service yesterday morning and their on strike.

Is this something I will just get used to eventually, or do I have to start thinking about moving to a quieter neighborhood????
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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okay.... it's probably that I have never lived in a big city, but what's up with all the cars honking their horns ALL night long.

I haven't slept in three days and I'm wondering if it's just the street I live on or if this is something that I will "just get used to" over time.

The big trucks I can take, the police sirens (no big deal), people talking on the street (understandable), but these freaking cars/taxis honking their horns all night long, crazy stuff.

Of course I can't turn my TV on in my bedroom, since I was supposed to have Verizon install my service yesterday morning and their on strike.

Is this something I will just get used to eventually, or do I have to start thinking about moving to a quieter neighborhood????
You probably live on a busy avenue. Use earplugs or move.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:55 AM
 
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Lets start off with where do you live.
I'm guessing midtown, because thats the taxi capital. Taxi drivers are worse drivers in the world, they cut you off, stop in front of you on a green light and honk their horn for no reason.
Its a b-tch, its one of the disadvantages of midtown unfortunately... dealing with taxi driver attitudes.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Boynton Beach / Great Neck NY
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Lets start off with where do you live.
I'm guessing midtown, because thats the taxi capital. Taxi drivers are worse drivers in the world, they cut you off, stop in front of you on a green light and honk their horn for no reason.
Its a b-tch, its one of the disadvantages of midtown unfortunately... dealing with taxi driver attitudes.
I live on John Street in the financial district. It's a really small street, with not a lot of traffic, so I was really surprised when all this beeping started happening at night.

I will definitely will try the earplugs idea, and hopefully I'll get TV soon and just leaving something on more jarring than the constant beeping.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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Welcome to NYC TOOT TOOT aye BEEP BEEP
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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Earplugs, or get used to it. Living on busy streets or avenues, it's always like that. Any way to move your bedroom area to another part of the apartment that has a less busy window?
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:25 AM
 
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i use to live above Soup burg on 71 and 2nd ave. back int the 90s LOL I swear the bus was stopping at the foot of my bed . I used white noise to clear that up
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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It may just be that they are your new local noises that you have to get used to.

I have a friend who grew up in NYC in Washington Heights, within sight of the George Washington Bridge. At 30 she married and moved to a small town in NJ. She kept complaining that she couldn't sleep at night because of this strange scary sound that kept her up all night. It turned out to be crickets.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I have a friend who grew up in NYC in Washington Heights, within sight of the George Washington Bridge. At 30 she married and moved to a small town in NJ. She kept complaining that she couldn't sleep at night because of this strange scary sound that kept her up all night. It turned out to be crickets.
When I lived in Cleveland I lived within ear shot of the fire station, hospital, police station, airport and train tracks. Needless to say it was a lot of noise!! I STILL miss the sound of the plains landing. It was almost soothing to fall asleep to.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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It's just the last three days or it's been that way for a while with
the cars beeping their horns at night? If it's just the last few days
it's probably have to do with the Dominican day parade. Young
Dominicans usually start celebrating few days eariler before the parade
with fireworks and horns beeping day and night.
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