Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Loud parties continue at Flushing Meadows

Hello Queens Crap,

I live near Bowne Park and every weekend in the summer from 11pm to the wee hours of the morning I hear LOUD, blaring, bass-filled reggaeton/rap/latin music. It is so loud that even when I wear ear plugs, I can still feel the base. I can even hear the lyrics!

This happens EVERY summer. You even have multiple articles on it. However, NOTHING is getting done. I emailed stinky aka Paul Vallone, but he said there is nothing he can do about it. What?! Why not? There has got to be some law against this! My 4 and 7 year old daughters wake up nearly every weekend complaining of the noise.

I have tried calling 311, using their app, and even calling the 110th Precinct. Nothing is getting done. A few times after I called, the music stopped and my 311 app said "multiple summonses were issued', but this is obviously not enough, because the next week, or even hours later it will begin again.

As you can see, I am desperate. PLEASE HELP!! It is driving me crazy.

Flushing is down the drain

Thanks,

D

78 comments:

Alan said...

You're not alone. I heard the same thing here in the Mitchell-Linden section of Queens. It's seriously annoying and needs to be stopped. Thank you for posting your concerns.

Anonymous said...

Loud Latin music ๐ŸŽผin Bowne park
May as well get used to the beat ๐Ÿ’ƒ its here to stay gringo
Adios to your way of life
Law,we don't need no stinking law!!
Policio are afraid of Violating Our Rights
What cho going to do about it
Nothing,Jus like I thought

Anonymous said...

Ha. That's good prose.

Anonymous said...

I live hear Bowne Park and heard crazy loud music on Saturday night, please tell me that's not what you are talking about. I considered calling 911 but I could figure out which house the music was coming from and didn't want to send the cops on a goose chase. If indeed this music is coming from Flushing Meadows, something has to be done immediately. Do you have any more info about the music?

Anonymous said...

Don't bother calling 911 - they just send you to 311, which was totally overwhelmed that night!

This is such a joke - the cops know what's going on, they know where it is going on, they know it is illegal, and they know that the people they serve are extremely upset - yet it took hours to flip a switch on a sound system!!

Good thing they don't work in corporate America - someone would have been fired! It's nice having a city job! I guess these guys, or most likely their higher-ups, don't have to worry about annual performance reviews!

G.M.N said...

Regardless of which Bowne park you live near, whether it is the one with the pond or the one with the weeping tree, there's no way anyone is getting away with stationarily blasting loud music for longer than 5 - 10 minutes without having the cops rain down on their ass with the quickness.

I call bs on this one.

Anonymous said...

First of all Bowne Park is located in the 109th precinct not the 110th.
Try going around the 311 and 911 and dial into the precinct's direct line, (718) 321-2250.

Also, contact Tony Avella because Vallone is too busy fixing his front stoop and worrying about who is going to buy the mansion next to his house.

Anonymous said...

That is a HUGE problem in Queens. Music (bad music) blasting all hours of the night. Even the neighbors do awful Spanish karaoke. It's so trashy. That's what renting a hall or going to clubs is for. I've called 311 at least a dozen times, in one night.

JQ said...

Maybe some of those dopes are city workers.

Just another case of bringing the niteclub home or to public spaces with them.

If you look at commercials recently, especially involving alcohol, there's always a party in the street or on the roof. This is just an emulation of that. Since the cops have no inclination to stop rooftop parties in the east village, williamsburgh, greenpoint and LIC, it would be unfair to the revelers in flushing meadows if any enforcement took place. Plus these people spend a lot of money, high rents from the former, and sound systems from the latter.

It's a revolting development.

Anonymous said...

Compared with the roar of planes flying overhead, the loud parties are just...music to the ear.

Anonymous said...

Yes I hear it too and I live near Bowne Park.
The sound travels more when we have a west wind. I even walked around the block one night looking for the noise only to realize it's coming from miles away.

Anonymous said...

South Ozone Park/Ruchmond Hill South has been PLAGUED for years with extremely loud house parties/booming car stereos/speakers on bikes and nothing has stopped them except confiscation. Ive seen videos of the noisy parties on youtube so clearly there are other affected residents. Sadly, time and time again I've seen cop cars just roll by, honk their horn, and drive on wothout even getting out of their vehicles. Ive also seen on Liberty Avenue, cop cars stopped at traffic lights behind cars blasting loud music and nothing done about that either. After spending thousands on these cars/parties, what's a measly ticket going to do? There's a citizens' call to action to stop this health hazard in Queens that is WAY overdue.

Anonymous said...

Total BS. I've lived on 156th and 32nd for years and have never heard a thing. I routinely walk around the park late at night with my neighbor who is a nurse and doesn't get out of work until 10pm. We often don't even get to the park until 11:30pm. It is perfectly quiet. We were there this past weekend until about 12:15 and there were only two or three other people jogging around. In all these years I've never heard a thing. I call BS.

Queens Crapper said...

The people who busted the partygoers last year at Willets Point live near Bowne Park. They heard the noise all the way from where they live. So you may want to schedule an appointment with Beltone.

Anonymous said...

Queens quality of life....zero!

Anonymous said...

Yes Beltone and get the wax cleaned out as well.

Anonymous said...

Just want to clarify that this is Bowne Park in North Flushing between 29th and 32nd Avenues and between 159th and 156th streets? We have lived very close by forever and never heard a thing and we use the park a lot for fitness.

Tony Montana said...

"Say jello to my little friend"!

Anonymous said...

If the law had any teeth in it they'd seize the vehicles.
The cultural bent for loud music started with the Luerto Ricans who put their radios in windows facing the street to share their music with the block. Is that too "racist" for you? It's a fact. I lived through it.

Anonymous said...

Now if you were a developer every whim would have a team of staffers working on it.

They think that quality of life issues can be ignored - because the machine decides who is in office, not you, so they are immune to just about anything.

I think the best way to handle these things to is hound Honest Joe Crowely where ever his face appears. Even better, charter a bus down to Virginia and raise hell in front of his home. That would get the neighbors ticked off - and therefor his attention.

You don't get rest form his form of government. He should get no rest from our form of government - representative DEMOCRACY!

Anonymous said...

"South Ozone Park/Ruchmond Hill South has been PLAGUED for years with extremely loud house parties/booming car stereos/speakers on bikes and nothing has stopped them except confiscation. Ive seen videos of the noisy parties on youtube so clearly there are other affected residents. Sadly, time and time again I've seen cop cars just roll by, honk their horn, and drive on wothout even getting out of their vehicles. Ive also seen on Liberty Avenue, cop cars stopped at traffic lights behind cars blasting loud music and nothing done about that either. After spending thousands on these cars/parties, what's a measly ticket going to do? There's a citizens' call to action to stop this health hazard in Queens that is WAY overdue."


I'm sick and tired of them too. How is car with roaring engines and music that can be heard from 5 blocks away even legal? There should be a serious crackdown on those assholes and their mechanics but, of course, nothing is ever done.

Anonymous said...

Writing tickets is worthless. Unless they arrest, confiscate and haul away, nothing will change.

Anonymous said...

Question: Is the Bowne Park noise coming from the same place as the booming heard in Linden Towers? It was a nightmare every night during the holiday weekend.

Chris Russo said...

Happens every weekend and some week nights in FMP near the boathouse. Keep calling the 110. They may not do anything about it but eventually they get annoyed enough to send a car down. You're not sleeping anyway because of the noise. Annoy them every half hour or so. They have to log all the incoming calls. Eventually they'll get tired of it. Every time I call I'm told that they've had numerous calls. Keep calling!

Anonymous said...

It was seriously insane - heard for miles. complaints to 311 texting,etc. heard the 110 was taking care of it at the worlds fair. woke up kids - go out to the country and do it in a cornfield. drink yourselves silly there. the bass was awful - sounded like loud, overloaded crappy distorted speakers

Anonymous said...

GREAT IDEA!
Try going around the 311 and 911 and dial into the precinct's direct line, (718) 321-2250.
It WAS Saturday Night at Flushing Meadows

Anonymous said...

it was terrible, next time it happens I'm getting in my car and hunting them down.

Anonymous said...

It WAS Saturday Night at Flushing Meadows
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That sound really carried. This needs to be stopped...but this is Queens. Doesn't look like the "authorities" are going to stop it permanently. Sad.

Anonymous said...

So was this at Bowne Park or at Flushing Meadows Park

Anonymous said...

There have been a bunch of us on this for two years - we are located between Flushing, Whitestone, College Point and beyond.

The pop-up "dance parties" are located anywhere between Meadow Lake and Willets Point on any given night, and the sound bounces mostly to the north and northeast.

Typically, anywhere from 10 to 30 cars that are tricked out with huge soundsystems in their trunks all get together and play the same music, usually supplied by a DJ rather than just a radio station.

While the police have broken these parties up before, it hasn't been consistent, causing frustration for thousands of residents in northeast Queens. I believe that the 110th Precinct has to get serious about not just issuing citations but give additional violations and, if need be, arrests or confiscation of vehicles.

Paul Graziano

Rich Parkwood said...

I think that as a matter of policy the NYPD will not enforce noise complaints. I was told as much by a precinct Capt. last week "You have to let people live".

I was also told by a CB9 member that when the 106 tried confiscating sound systems but there was an uproar from those being loud that they stopped.

311 complaints will go unheeded and the NYPD responses will be complete bullshit. Case in point: This past Saturday there was a party 1/4 mile away from me that had our house shaking. I filed one compliant with 311 using my name and then another within five minutes using my wife's. My complaint went "no evidence of a violation" and my wife's was "took measures to correct". How the hell could that be possible? Only in bullshitland.

georgetheatheist said...

"Keep calling the 110. They may not do anything about it but eventually they get annoyed enough to send a car down."
_______________________________________________________________________________________

WTF!? You've got to now "annoy" the cops for them to get to DO something?

Anonymous said...

I live in Springfield Gardens Queens and last Sunday around 2am a bunch of jackasses parked at my corner and started blasting their car stereo. They were drinking, smoking weed,dancing and started rapping. I call 911 and told them that there was a bunch of guys that I don't know blasting music, drinking, smoking drugs and jumping on people cars. Police was here in 5 minutes.

Chris Russo said...

Unfortunately you do have to annoy the cops enough to get them to do anything.

Chris Russo said...

Seems to me since the police know this is happening every weekend, how about just sending a car down there BEFORE they start gathering. "Sorry, park is closed. Move along." But that would require someone in authority to actually be proactive and think for themselves. Ain't gonna happen.

Anonymous said...

One reason nothing is being done is manpower. Whenyuo have 30- 40 people hanging out yoy can't send one car. You need to send 5-6, which mostvpcts dont have. They make a collar and in the current climate ,numerous cops and perps are hurt. You now have virtually no cops to to cover an entire pct. stop bitching and start demanding the city hire more cops and civilians. There is no ne respct and only sheer numbers can get anything done, that old omniprescnce works.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the old days of of Zero tolerance..............a mayor who backed his police their actually was quality of life. It will only get worse before it gets better. Wait, it will never get better with pandering democRATS in office.

Anonymous said...

its funny how everyone is blaming the police for not doing anything. this is what you all wanted. this is what you all get. how quickly will the NYPD be called racist if they dared to tell someone to turn down their music. All the same people will be bitching at the police asking them if they have anything better to do then bother people playing music.

stop complaining and move. the city is lost. the nypd is finished. the people have spoken. North Carolina is beautiful this time of year!!!!

georgetheatheist said...

There are DECIBEL levels that have to be addressed. If they were playing Beethoven, Broadway show tunes, or Gregorian chant from the back of their boom-box vehicles at these outrageous decibels levels it's NOISE not music.

Anonymous said...

As Ed Koch said. The people have spoken,now they must be punished. I can hear him laughing.

Anonymous said...

There's a Facebook group called "Noise Problem in NYC" if anyone is interested. We've had some successes with getting action taken, but mostly it's down to the police, and they get tired of doing this quickly and then it goes back to normal. We always try to brain storm about what to do, but honestly, unless serious there's enforcement of quality of life issues, this will continue.

Anonymous said...

I also live near Bowne park and hear this most weekends during the summer. Sometimes it's a really low bass and I won't mind it. Usually, however, it is so loud I think it is coming from my neighbor.

One time, I even drove around for an hour and the sound always sounded so loud and near, yet so far.

I appreciate this post and I also want something to be done. My 75 year old mother cannot sleep because it keeps her up at night. One day I will record it and send it to you guys as proof.

Anonymous said...

I am a 69-yr.o. woman who moved to 102-53 62nd Drive.I was able to get on a list for the NYCHA Forest Hills Cooperative. I truly hoped it would be a fresh start..buta few years ago, this horrendous RAVE-type noise which sounded like someone IN the building running a DJ-Karaoke type party every Sunday starting around 3PM and going on, sometimes until all hours, even as late as 2AM. Due to the acoustical anomolies of this particular corner, and the fact that I am directly across from Meadow Lake, and I know sound propagates across water, I still thought it was an inconsiderate neighbor, invested in all sorts of soundcancellation headphones, custommade earplugs....nothing could drown out the VIBRATORY gutwrenching horror of the BOOMCAR BASS, which, by the way, is highly dangerous to your health. . .I went outside to see if I could detect a souce and encountered a g man coming in,who told me it was from parties in FMPark. I walked to the corner and The decibel level was so PAINFUL. . .and yet I still could not detect WHERE in the park it was coming from, as it seemed to be coming from everywhere. .but this also makes me feel even more helpless as I am in no position to move, live alone, and have multiple health issues, which are only being aggravated by this noise problem. I was surprised to find your website, but glad to also discover I am not alone, and that other people, in differing areas of Queens, are experiencing the same problem. It can't hurt to contact Toby Stavitsky's office, as they seemed able to be helpful in doing something to cut down on the secondhand marijuana smoke that was invading these hallways.

Chris Russo said...

Last night the went on all afternoon. Ok so it was annoying but live and let live. When 8 pm came around I called the 110 and was told "Oh, you mean the party. Yeah, we got a bunch of calls about that already. We'll send a car down." So I waited till almost nine and called again. The police were actually annoyed that I was calling again. "We already sent a car. " about ten minutes later it tapered off. Only to start again with different music about ten minutes after that. Finally ended around 10.
And why don't they send a car down earlier?

Anonymous said...

The parties are STILL happening, and there's one on right now that has crazy, painful bass levels. I've just made a complaint, but if this has been going on so long, WHERE are the police? It's not like this is a new thing, so why has this been allowed to happen for years??

Anonymous said...

April. 17. 2016, the noise come back again! More over, it is louder than before! Fortunately, it was stop after I heared the sound of police car! What an interesting and wonderful night!

Sophia Neverland said...

ANYONE hears the loud music again around northern Flushing Area? I live on 165th street close to Northern Blvd. Every night on Friday, Sat & Sun, a loud music coming from the north part. I have no idea what exact location it comes from!

Anonymous said...

yup i heard it too Sophia , we even jumped in our car and drove to citi field to see if they were back but it was a ghost town i have no idea where its comming from this time and PS im in Bayside an hear it

Anonymous said...

I heard it last night from 8pm through 6am in Whitestone. Keep calling 3-1-1. Maybe Marcia Kramer at Channel 2 needs a tip off. There should be a class action lawsuit against NYC for selective enforcement based on some backward social agenda (read: unequal protection under the law). Each of us should sue for the value of our homes and/or the amount in taxes you pay each year if you rent your home. That would get their attention. We were all young once, but ask yourselves what would have happened to you if you blasted your radio and the NYPD showed up. It's time to put adults back in charge in this city. As a home owner, you have a right to quiet and quality of life too. We have a "mayor" and "city counsel" who think otherwise and feel that the working tax payers somehow deserve the inconvenience of the loud music (and other quality of life crimes). The NYPD is afraid to do anything thanks to the activist lawyers and courts. Glad I'm not the only one who hears the music.

Sophia Neverland said...

11:30 pm. It's starting now. Gonna be louder past midnight. I already filed a noise complaint with the Queens Borough President Office, was gonna call 311 but I still have no clue what the exact location is. If it can be heard at north Flushing, Bayside and Whitestone, I'm thinking somewhere in the middle, maybe near Bowne Park? This type of noise pollution (esp around people's sleeping time) is pure homicide.

Anonymous said...

do u know where its coming from?
when i call 311 they ask me where its coming from?

Anonymous said...

it is not bowne park we went there to look also,

Anonymous said...

Any chance it's coming from Ferry Point Park in the Bronx across from the new golf course? Could the sound travel that far?

Anonymous said...

This is pure insanity. Started again at 11:45 pm. It is crazy that nothing is done about this. What is this city coming to?

Anonymous said...

Again tonight I felt the bass through out my house at 11:55p.m Whitestone area by the East riveron powells cove Blvd. My blood is boiling that this is allowed to happen and nobody even knows where it's coming from. I drove around also, because after I had to put my 2 year old daughter back to sleep I really don't care how violent I have to get to stop this. Ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Everybody who is affected by this noise needs to post something here when and where they hear it(be a little bit more specific then just "Bayside" or "Whitestone"). At least we can get an idea where it's coming from by working together. Otherwise this is going to plague us and our families for a long time.

Anonymous said...

yeah we heard it too right before midnight , bayside 36 ave and 202 street, im the guy who previously drove to citifield to see that it was a ghost town. have no idea where it comes from,

Sophia Neverland said...

I tried calling 311, but they insisted to know the specific location of the noise. So I got in contact w/ the Queens President Office last week and complained about this issue. A staff named Gina said they'd look into it. Idk if they are making any progress, but I am thinking if we get more people to complain to them, they will eventually take notice. So here's the number I called 718-286-0643, you can also message Melinda Katz on FB (That's what I did initially) and here's the link https://www.facebook.com/Queensbpkatz/
Also I live on 43ave & 165st in North Flushing part.

Anonymous said...

I drove around last night too- it seemed to be coming from the Bronx side closer to the Throgs Neck Bridge- maybe City Island? It doesn't seem like the sound could travel that far and it would get louder then die out. Is there maybe some kind of charter boat that is playing loud music? I drove all over Beechurst/Whitestone- nothing that I could find. I tried "following" the noise and it led me to the water. This is unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible the music could be from some sort of booze cruise on the river? I checked Bowne park last night and pretty much all of Whitestone from bridge to bridge. Was just wondering if anybody be any information on any party boats. Will be up tonight again to check. (I had the crying 2 year old last night)

Anonymous said...

The music sounds Latin and coming from the river. I hear it through my headphones (I watch TV with headphones on), the bass is maddening. Please someone, find some answers and get to the bottom of this. It needs to stop.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible the music could be from some sort of booze cruise on the river? I checked Bowne park last night and pretty much all of Whitestone from bridge to bridge. Was just wondering if anybody be any information on any party boats. Will be up tonight again to check. (I had the crying 2 year old last night)

Anonymous said...

I am about %99 sure it's the booze cruise, was filming with a video camera on the water underneath the Whitestone bridge have one boat on film with the same music. They move real slow as well.

Mike said...

So the music seems to start along the river on the Bronx side early in the night until 11 p.m. Then there was about a 30 minute break until the party boat launches and takes the music on the water. It moves slowly along the river eastward from the Whitestone bridge. I have it on my video camera. I drove to Malta drive and recorded 15 feet from the river so I saw and heard clearly. Now that the source is found out I would love to talk about what can be done. None of us or our families deserve to be harassed by a mobile nightclub until 4 a.m. This is a travesty.

Anonymous said...

Great job getting that on video! If it were me, I'd contact 311 and ask to get in touch with the Environmental Control Board- they can issue fines, but they have to know the source of the music. Maybe also ask NYPD Harbor Unit to get the info on who the boat is registered to and have them do nuisance abatement actions. Lastly, call Marcia Kramer at Channel 2- she's great at putting this do-nothing "mayor's" feet to the fire. Time to put Adults back in charge of NYC.

Anonymous said...

you know they found the guy it was coming from citi field they found a guy with a van with 80 speakers he was driving around the old junk yards thats why we didnt see him when we went, he was roving around.by the way im the guy all the way from bayside that heard this racket. they arrested him, i hope they throw away the key

Anonymous said...

It's back- heard it again at 2am today (07/23)

Anonymous said...

Anyone else hearing it again or is it just me? Went on this weekend too

Anonymous said...

Im hearing it right now and Im in College Point. This has been going on for years.

Anonymous said...

So glad I found this post because now I know I'm not crazy. It's 12:45am, Sunday night. I'm in Rego Park and the bass is annoying the shit out of me. This has been happening every summer during the weekends.

Anonymous said...

It is Sunday, September 11 at 5:20AM and the music has been raging in the distance for hours, but quite frankly, it is not the music that is the problem. What's worse at this moment is that there is a helicopter that has been flying around for the past half hour, and THAT is what is keeping me awake, not the music! I imagine the helicopter is searching for the source of this mysterious music, but I'm starting to wonder if it isn't searching for something else because seriously, how difficult could it be to find a very loud outdoor party involving many cars on public property? I'm really getting fed up with all the noise pollution, especially when it begins to make its way into quiet neighborhoods like North Flushing. Time to call the police and/or 311.

Anonymous said...

My family heard it too and we live in North Flushing close to Bayside. The bass music started at 11:00 p.m. to be exact. I am wondering if it still came from the beach party in South Bronx. Someone in this forum tracked it down before and did video-recording. I just don't get it, it's 9/11 what are they celebrating ?!

Anonymous said...

they played through 5 am this morning and doing it now again. I live 2 miles away near queens college and it rattles my windows. I called the precinct and 311 last night and right now. Good luck on getting someone, I think the 110 precinct gave up.

Anonymous said...

It is absolutely unbelievable what is going on. The 110th wont answer calls, the 109th was nice enough to say they would speak to the Sgt about reaching out to the 110th, but who knows if that will happen. I have a pregnant wife and this goes on every god damn weekend. Yesterday it began at roughly 10pm slowly, then cranked up by 2am and did not stop until just before 7am. How do I know? Because I could not sleep so I had nothing to do but monitor the clock.

Im not some grumpy old guy. But I have a wife, a career, and want to be able to enjoy some peace. Every month a Saturday night with some loud bass until 2-3am? Thats tolerable, people have parties and you deal with it. But night after night? To have to look up hotels to stay at over the weekend? Its disgusting the level of narcissism that is bred in modern urban environments where zero thought is given to neighbors or community. No wonder everyone moves out to the burbs ASAP.

Seriously whoever it is, whether its the 80 speaker van guy or some other degenerates need to be locked up. They have no goals in life, no family they actually care to raise, no job they need to be fresh for in the morning because the government takes care of all of their expenses including their stereo equipment.

I would rather commute 1.5 hr every day to NYC than deal with the scum that has taken over. Bill Di Blasio can go to hell, he has shackled our police and let the rats take over the city. And it seems to be past the point of no return. Unless you live in a high rise in manhattan, its time to get out of queens and NYC if you can afford to.

Chris Russo said...

I called the 110 again around 8pm about FMP. Got the usual "Near the BoatHouse again? We'll send someone down." That was about two hours ago. It's still going on and 10pm now. These lowlifes have NO RESPECT AT ALL!

Anonymous said...

I just called Paul Vallone's office again (09/16/16). I had spoken to them on 09/12/16 and someone was supposed to follow up with me- surprise! No one did. The woman I spoke to today was aware of the problem and was more concerned about finding out who I spoke to on the 12th than getting an answer to the problem.

I called the 110th Precinct at 2am on 09/12/16 and I spoke to a Sergeant; when I asked him how the NYPD managed to find a guy and seize his care on June 20th because the NY Mets and Citifield made a complaint, despite all of us calling and asking for help for at least 3 years, his answer was (I'm not kidding): "Yea, well The Mets are a big corporation and pay millions in taxes and they can get things done. We'll send a car over, but we can't stay there all night chasing people out of there." Try Googling the news article. It was on June 20th, 2016.

There's your answer, folks: home owners and residents of northeast Queens are a nuisance and the NYPD and city council could care less.

Anonymous said...

It's 12:35am, the music is back. My brother and I went out couple times trying to track down the music, of course it was a waste of time. We live in Bay Terrace area.

Anonymous said...

Music going on right now.

CALL OR REPORT IT AS NOISE FROM 127th STREET AND 35TH AVE!!!

If we all report as soon as it begins, it will get handled much quicker. These scum without jobs, but magic money to pump their piece of crap cars full of speakers need to be stopped.

Cannot wait to move out of NYC soon and never look back.