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Old 05-18-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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My husband and I have found a house that we would like to make an offer on, but we were concerned with the proximity to the SIRT, it is approximately 1 block away..does anyone have experience living near the train? Is it loud/bothersome? What time at night does it stop running?
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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My father grew up in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, about four blocks from the Broadway el (today we know it as the J train). He used to say that the sound of the passing trains was something you got so used to, the only time you felt bothered was if the train wasn't coming by regularly. And SIRT makes a lot less noise than an elevated line. I think you'll be just fine.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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I live 2 blocks from the el (2) and I wish I could hear it more ! Absolutely love the sound of the el.The only time I can hear it is in the middle of the night when my bedroom windows are open. I guess during the day and in the evening the sound is drowned out by everything else.It never wakes me up.I only here it if I am awake for some other reason.
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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I've been living near the 'el' for the last 10 years, and I do not find it pleasant at all....

I went there last night and just listened...the train on SI is quieter due to the fact that it is NOT elevated and all the sound is absorbed to the ground.

Thanks though!
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I live in Staten Island. Where are you moving from? If you tell me where you are lookinf, I can tell you what I know.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Also, just to mention, Staten Island has a HUGE prescription drug abuse problem. I would worry more about the people hanging around the stations then the noise. For example, Eltingville train station is known for the problem there. So is the Annadale train station. Again, if I can be of any help, just ask. I will tell you what I know from living here.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:32 PM
 
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I lived 1 block from station & it wasnt that bad at all.train was quiet but the bells were loud, heard them everytime the doors opened.You do learn to tune it out after a while.
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