From the Daily News:
Tests showed Borough President Marty Markowitz's summer concerts again broke the city's new amplified sound law, but Thursday night's Latino Music by the Sea Concert - the last show of the season - will be allowed to go on.
Opponents went to court to block the concert after their sound expert found last week's B-52s concert got as loud as 23.6 decibels louder than normal sound levels - while the law only allows it to get 10 decibels higher.
Organizers turned the music down so low some audience members complained they could barely hear it. Still, the lowered volume wasn't within legal limits.
The city had vowed to crack down on the concerts after previous tests showed violations at shows by George Thorogood and the Destroyers and John Legend.
But after hours of negotiations Wednesday, opponents settled for an agreement that will allow tonight's show to go on while slapping more restrictions on the city.
"We would have preferred that the concerts be stopped, but we're not vindictive people," said Ida Sanoff, calling the agreement "fair."
If the sound levels exceed permitted levels tonight and isn't quickly lowered, officials are supposed to cut off the amplified sound system or end the concert altogether.
The city also will fork over $2,750 to pay for the plaintiffs' sound expert, and could get hit with all their legal fees if two or more violations are recorded.