NYC Residents call on NYC Council for Relief from After Hours Construction
We are calling on the New York City Council to pass legislation to restrict After Hours Variances for construction
Variances are granted (it seems by rubber stamp) by both the Department of Buildings and The Department of Transportation for projects that do not meet the requirements (for work done near schools or public spaces, for heavy construction work that might require sidewalks to be closed to protect pedestrians, or for work that would cause traffic gridlock if it’s done during the day) throughout the city. The Quality of Life impact of these variances is severe, as the noise - sometimes deafening - leads to many sleepless nights. For the sake of the millions of residents of New York City, there needs to be a limitation on After Hours Variances by both agencies.
The Council quickly heard and approved their own 32% raise while this legislation has been tied up in committees for two years without so much as a hearing. It is time for the Council to act for their constituents.