Residents of 165 Christopher Street + Neighboring Buildings Background : Construction has started on a new apartment building on 150 Charles (full thru to 10th Street). The Witkoff Group and Plaza Construction Corporation have a permit to work from 7am -4pm. This means that trucks are idling outside at 6:45am and that any building not considered “construction,” such as scaffolding building, can begin prior to 7am. This is causing considerable noise disturbance for the residence of the surrounding neighborhood who have apartments facing the construction site, some a mere 15 feet from the machinery and workers, close enough to hear conversation. This disturbance will only increase when a crane is brought to aid construction in the next few weeks. We have been told that the crane will require a half-hour to warm-up at the beginning of the construction day (i.e., at 7 am). This construction will be on-going for two years. This is a tremendous loss in quality of life for the residents of this community, especially those who work from home or are home all day. Please support on this issue. Many thanks. Petition: We, the undersigned, petition The Witkoff Group and Plaza Construction Company and the City of New York to change their construction permit to allow work to begin at 8am and end at 5pm. One hour will have less of an effect on construction and increase the quality of life quotient for the residents of 165 Christopher Street and surrounding neighborhood. Most construction permits are given for an 8am start and this one should not be an exception. Many residents are home during the day and / or have family and young children, without a change in the permit there is a major effect on our lives. We pay our rent/ mortgages, we pay our taxes and we are more than happy to accommodate this construction which will ultimately improve the neighborhood, but we ask that the construction company be considerate of the toll their activity will take on our quality of life over the next two years and accommodate our request.
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