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Clinton Street Construction Rattling Residents

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We’ve been getting emails from readers today about the “big dig” on Clinton Street. For the past three days, Con Ed,  private contractors and apparently the Department of Environmental Protection have been digging into the east side of Clinton, between Delancey and Stanton. The section of the block from Rivington to Stanton is completely shut off to traffic.

One reader complained of “deafening jackhammering” late into the night.  Business owners along Clinton Street say they have not been briefed by the city or ConEd about the reason for the construction work or how long it’s going to take. There are several Clinton Street construction permits listed on the Department of Transportation’s web site for sewer and water line repairs. We have calls in to Con Ed, city agencies and Community Board 3. We’ll let you know what they have to say. More photos after the jump.

UPDATE 4:41pm: A Con Ed spokesperson tells us their crews are performing emergency repairs on feeder cables along Clinton Street. They expect the bulk of the work to be completed by tomorrow.

Macombs Dam Bridge? Are they sure they’ve got the right neighborhood?

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  1. this is RIDICULOUS. They were drilling/hammering/shaking the ground starting around 8PM when I got home from work all the way through the wee hours of the morning. I then got woken up by continued drilling at 3 am, and it continued all the way until I woke back up at 7 to get ready for work. They really should just be doing this during the DAY TIME when the majority of people are NOT ASLEEP. It’s fucking ridiculous (pardon my French, but it really really aggravated me and my roommates. Do these people have any common sense or courtesy whatsoever? Or is it maybe cheaper for them to have people working at those hours than during the day? My guess is the latter – always trying to look for ways to save money, despite the fact that residents have not been getting ANY SLEEP for the past week because of the extremely obnoxious sound of drills that permeate the entire building.)

  2. Excellent reporting! Thanks for your work! We all have the right to peace & quiet at night & we all need to put a stop to this violation of our rights! File noise complaints (& you don’t have to give your name) by calling 311. Contact the following officials & office-holders (contact info below) & (politely) demand that they take whatever action possible to stop this illegal activity!

    * NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s contact info:
    * Telephone Hotline: (212) 669-7250
    Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    * Email: GetHelp@pubadvocate.nyc.gov.

    * Walk-in Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    1 Centre Street, 15 Floor
    New York, NY 10007

    * Fax: (212) 669-4701

    * Mail:
    Office of the NYC Public Advocate
    Attn: Constituent Services Department
    1 Centre Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10003

    City Council representative Margaret Chin’s contact info:
    District Office Address
    Chatham Green
    165 Park Row, suite #11
    New York, NY 10038
    District Office Phone
    District Office Fax

    Legislative Office Address
    250 Broadway
    Suite 1738
    New York, NY 10007
    Legislative Office Phone
    Legislative Office Fax


    Borough President Scott Stringer’s contact info:
    1 Centre Street, 19th Floor
    New York, NY 10007

    New York State Senator Daniel L. Squadron
    401 Broadway Suite 1901
    New York, NY 10013
    Phone: 212-298-5565
    Fax: 212-431-7836

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
    District Office
    250 Broadway
    Suite 2307
    New York, NY 10007
    Online Form at http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=064&sh=contact

    Derdra Starkes, Community Associate
    Community Board 3, Manhattan
    59 East 4th Street
    New York, NY 10003

    212-533-5300 x201

    Commissioner at the [NYC] Department of Transportation
    55 Water Street
    New York, NY 10041.

    [NYC] Department of Transportation
    Manhattan Borough Commissioner
    (Manhattan north of Canal Street)
    (212) 839-6210
    Margaret Forgione
    59 Maiden Lane, 37th Floor
    New York NY 10038
    e-mail at http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/maildot.html

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
    City Hall
    New York, NY 10007
    PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)

    FAX (212) 312-0700


  3. When I walked by midday Wednesday, the screeching sound was so terrible I had to cover my ears for a full block. Sounds like an awful, sleepless week. I hope they finish tomorrow.

  4. All this bitchin’ now imagine how u assholes would be if your power went out…at which point we wouldn’t have to worry about your lack of sleep…Yuppies have ruined the LES, always complaining about something…suck it up and be glad the city is actually fixing something…

  5. thanks for the info, SKNYJohn.

    I love it when people like S Ro complain that “yuppies” are ruining the neighborhood. Just because people actually work for a living and can afford to patronize the local food and drink establishments as a result of working and supporting themselves automatically makes them a yuppie? I’d rather be that than a fake so-called credit card hipster who relies on mom and dad for support and constantly bitches about how yuppies are ruining the neighborhood. Go move to Williamsburg.

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