A group of programmers have put together an interactive map detailing the noisiest parts of NYC.
Over 50,000 narky New Yorkers ring 311 every day — that’s upwards of 18 million calls a year.
INTERACTIVE MAP: HOW CLOSE DO YOU LIVE TO THE GANGS OF NEW YORK CITY?
Using publicly available data, cartographic design firm CartoDB created a map which shows the parts of the city where most noise complaint calls originate from.
Manhattan wins the crown for the city’s noisiest borough
The group filtered the complaints to 311 into different categories so that users can see what’s keeping people up at night in different pockets of the city.
The tracts in the map are color-coded. Purple dots indicate the street corners where complaints came from. The areas with yellow spots saw the fewest complaints and the areas with red dots saw the highest number of complaints.
It’s no surprise that Manhattan takes the prize for the city’s noisiest borough, with Brooklyn coming in a close second.
Neighborhoods Prospect Heights and Williamsburg saw a large number of complaints last year, and Bushwick residents were kept up at night by deafening dogs.
Brooklyn comes in as the second loudest borough
Harlem, Inwood, and East Village locals complained a lot about loud music and parties while Gowanus called up to complain about ice-cream trucks more than any other neighborhood.
Manhattan saw more out of hours construction related noise complaints than the other boroughs, and busy arteries from neighborhoods all over the city had irritated New Yorkers calling to complain.
The majority of calls last year came from commercially active zones, and the programmers found that most of the time, people are annoyed about music.
The map also shows how grumpy the cold weather makes many of us — significantly less noise complaint calls were placed in the summer.
For those who don’t want the nasty surprise of moving into a noisy neighborhood — or one that’s currently under construction — the map can act as a very useful tool.