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.
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