The city's new noise code took effect yesterday:
City: Kick out the noise
...but according to several papers, the city didn't seem any quieter:
As Noise Rules Take Effect, the City’s Beat Mostly Goes On
The 1 a.m. din was as loud as ever outside several Lower East Side nightclubs. At a busy East Harlem intersection, salsa music almost drowned out the traffic in the early afternoon. Next to Claremont Park in the Bronx, a Mister Softee truck was stopped at the curb, beckoning customers with its snappy jingle.
CLUBS TURN DEAF EAR TO NOISE CODE
...Sutra on First Avenue ... was pumping out 85 decibels of music onto the sidewalk just before 2 a.m. yesterday.