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Old 12-09-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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New York City allows construction sites to legally use loud jackhammers beginning at 7 AM in the morning, week days

Do other cities allow this?

To me that's uncivilized.

If I were Mayor I would try to change it to 9 AM

Suppose a construction site opened across the street from you
-want to get 8 hours sleep?
Forget it, you can't go to sleep after 11 PM, building developers are more important

-pissed
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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I actually don't have a huge problem with 7am start time as it helps to ensure that the work ends at a reasonable hour. I don't know about others, but I would much rather have to wake up a little earlier than stay awake extra late (or just not be able to enjoy a reasonably quiet evening, period) due to construction noise.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Gods country
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It's the city that never sleeps, what do you expect?
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
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Ordinance allows them to start as early as 7AM and run as late as 6PM and not 11PM as you stated as SOP.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/noise_code_guide.pdf

After 6PM requires a special work permit for certain types of situations which are pretty rare or is emergency work. The 7AM start time is usually in line with Daylight Savings Time which allows for a 8 hour workday to be done in daylight.
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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This sounds like the kind of thing people should badger their councilman about.
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:55 PM
 
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I live out of state and the construction ordinances in my town are 7am - 6pm. I agree w/you that it should start later.
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:44 PM
 
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I'm a union carpenter and I could be wrong but believe the start time for residential areas is 8:00am, areas not close to residential buildings is 7:00.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
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I'm a union carpenter and I could be wrong but believe the start time for residential areas is 8:00am, areas not close to residential buildings is 7:00.
8AM is for everything except for construction. This holds true for the Island too.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Megalopolis
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There was an article in the Times a while ago, about how construction projects can be active THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, if whatever city department is in charge deems it necessary.
There were stories of people kept up ALL NIGHT LONG, and how this actually was not uncommon.
(Perhaps this is known as Bloomberg's Law?)
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:38 AM
 
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You have no say. If you don't like it get the F out. That's how we do in the NYC.
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