Residents of tony Forest Hills Gardens - a private Queens community with high-priced Tudor-style homes - are blasting the Long Island Rail Road for tearing down a barrier they say blocked noise from horn-happy trains.
Community leaders first asked the LIRR in May to repair the crumbling, graffiti-covered wall, which ran along Burns St. between Continental Ave. and Tennis Place.
A LIRR spokesman said engineers recommended demolition of the wall, which he insisted "never functioned as a sound barrier." He said the wall won't be rebuilt, but the LIRR has taken many measures to reduce noise, such as putting mufflers on horns.
Still, locals scolded the railroad for destroying the wall and inundating them with unbearably high volume levels.
It's been train horn hell since demolition of wall at LIRR station in Forest Hills