"Since 1999 when a questionaire was sent around to the residents of 57th Avenue, right off the LIE, we have been fighting a battle with the Department of Transportation regarding the installation of Noise Barriers.
Noise barriers are a good thing. However, this project was a waste of money.
The barriers were finally installed in the beginning of 2007.
Between the fact that they provide just about no relief from the noise, and they look like "crap", we have been at odds with the DOT.
They claim that everything was done according to blue prints, the designs were correct, etc.
We can write pages and pages of complaints we have, and the responses from the DOT that nothing is wrong. Our local politicians have tried to help us over and over again. They deserve medals for their effort. The DOT has been difficult.
In follow-up articles, we will give more details about this terrible situation, and how it is decreased our property values and not enhanced our property.
We are very angry at the fact that just across the LIE in Lake Success the barriers are much more professional looking, much higher in their construction, and use a much different finish & color. We were cheated in this regard."
57th Avenue Residents
Photo from NY Times