S.I. Residents Say Neighboring School Making A Daily Racket

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A Staten Island neighborhood is living with loud music blasting from loudspeakers morning, noon and night.

CBS 2’s Lou Young reports the noisy neighbor in this case is a school and complaints are falling on deaf ears on Arlene Street in the Graniteville section.

Fall is football season, but at Moore Catholic High School the games and practices often come with an earsplitting soundtrack.

“The windows vibrate. You shut your windows and if you wear earplugs, you still can hear it. There’s no place to go to escape it,” Elan Grossman told CBS 2’s Lou Young.

Residents said the school told them it’s designed to motivate the football players.

“It’s very loud. It’s like a disco going on,” said Maritsa Adorno.

“At 9:30 in the morning, they’re playing music really loud. I always hear it,” added Mark Mouditsus.

Phyliss Grossman told Young that the music will blasted for “five straight hours.”

“They’ll start in the morning and it’ll end sometime at mid-afternoon,” she said.

The people in the neighborhood said they understand that living across from a football field will bring noise with it, but said what’s gone down recently is out of control. Even a neighbor who used to live there moved away because of the noise.

The new resident moved in three months ago and was happy as a clam until football season.

“Sometimes, the noise is so loud that my windows vibrated,” Anthony Mannarino said.

The neighbors have complained without success — with Mannarino being the most recent one to give it a shot.

“They said some bad words and then they don’t want to talk to me no more,” he said.

CBS 2’s calls to the school went unanswered and CBS 2 cameras were told to leave the premises. The neighbors said they’ll start calling the Archdiocese in the morning.

Neighbors said the houses near the school were built in the ’60s — long before the sports field, which is about 10 years old.

What do you think about the situation these neighbors are in?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

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  • Rick

    monsignor farrel high school does the same thing. Music blasting at all hours. the Marching band practicing until 11pm on weeknights. they got the politicians in the pocket and 311 and the police just play dumb And to think they past a law so Mr. Softee music can’t be heard.

  • DanTe

    It’s Da Staten Island Trash! The best! white trash team in the country!

  • Sue

    I’m sure the noise is distracting to the students who are trying to learn in class and the teachers trying to instruct them. I guess football is more important.

    • doc in NJ

      you’re right – and apparently football IS more important to the school!

  • Winston Smith

    Most everywhere I’ve heard of has ordinances that state if your car stereo can be heard 50 feet away you will get a ticket!
    And on the other side of the fence – if the noise is THAT loud it CAN’T be good on the ears of the folks involved!
    One might almost suppose that Belltone (the hearing aid company) is a big contributor to the Diocese.

  • Joe

    SI is a dump.

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