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MTA Considers House Calls To Experience 2nd Avenue Subway Noise

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2nd Avenue subway construction (credit: CBS 2)

2nd Avenue subway construction (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The MTA says restrictions in the hours of blasting have forced the jack hammering, the drilling, and the other noisy byproducts of the 2nd Avenue Subway into the nighttime hours.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

The agency is now reportedly at least considering nighttime visits to these apartments to see, and hear, for themselves.

One doorman on East 72nd Street says they should expect an earful from his residents.

“They can’t understand how come they are working so late at night,” the doorman told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane. “Sometimes til midnight.”

Nothing has been set up yet, and one resident said it’s the blasting in afternoon hours that bothers her. She could feel it in her apartment, 17 stories up.

“There are times when those explosions go off that my entire den shakes and it’s very scary,” she said.

The MTA is restricted from blasting after 7 p.m. and no trucking is allowed after 10 p.m. The agency says that those rules make it difficult to do things like install rock bolts, drill holes in the rock for the next round of blasts and load explosives.

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MTA Considers House Calls To Experience 2nd Avenue Subway Noise

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