Monday, June 20, 2016

Loud music party stopped at Willets Point

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you - and THANK YOU!!!!

JQ LLC said...

that is some excessive shit in that van. It looks like a joke. It looks photoshopped. This is such a waste of time and creativity.

Maybe the military, well militarized police, will end up using this to deter protests and for crowd control instead of that sound cannon they currently use. Just blast jowell y randy and it will make those contrarians go home.

kapimap said...

Last time is saw a van like that was in the carribean!
Yeeesssuuusss!
That van is built for noise.
The owner will probably get some tickets for

Mike said...

Thank you NYPD! I felt and heard the bass in my house 3 miles away. That son of a bitch even woke up my 2 year old daughter last week. Hopefully, that's the last of it

Roger said...

Great news.

I remember a past mayor announcing a crackdown on all loud car stereos, and then, nothing happened. There should be a heavy fine to deter people from playing their window-rattlingly loud car stereos.

Anonymous said...

That sounds great, but we really don't expect him to stay in a cell very long, do we? Not in the kinder and gentler criminal world of Duhblazio, right? So the real question is when does he get his property back, and the ability to start this nonsense again.

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah!!!! Thanks 110!

Gary W said...

When do they bring in the steam roller to flatten that POS, like they do with the fake designer goods. Maybe bring in a Monster truck for the photo op.

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo I feel like doing the Macarena!

Anonymous said...

Curiously was it Latin music?

Anonymous said...

That sucker was LOUD!!!

Anonymous said...

I have no idea why these a-holes think it is a great idea to blast music. Glad the cops tossed him in jail.

Anonymous said...

Thank God, maybe we will finally get peace after 4 years but the joke is where there's one there's many, go back and get the rest of his SOB friends with all the other big giant speakers. And yes, Gary W is right, you should bulldoze them, right in the Willets Point junk yards where everybody can see and maybe Jowell & Randy will post a video of that on YouTube !!!

Anonymous said...

NICE!! Glad to hear they're finally start to take this seriously

Anonymous said...

I don't have faith that this will fully stop anything. It took YEARS for this to be done, but this guy isn't working alone. And while these parties have been excessive, they're one of hundreds in NYC that destroy the quality of life for many. There needs to be a serious crackdown on quality of life issues both big and small - living in a large city doesn't mean living like pigs surrounded by sh*t.

georgetheatheist said...

Curiously was it Latin music?

Surely you jest. It was Cleveland-style polka.

Anonymous said...

Racist cops. If this was Scottish bagpipes or Italian opera being blasted, nothing would have been done. :~)

Anonymous said...

Thank God the new Deputy Inspector at the 109th Precinct got involved and actually something was done about it, glad to have her on board, this should have been stopped years ago. A BIG Thank you to the Dep Inspector at the 109th Pct, the 110th Pct has been doing nothing all these years, they should be ashamed of themselves !

Anonymous said...

I think if the "noise van" could be considered used to commit a crime the PD can confiscate it for forfeiture. If the city would make this a crime VS a ticket these assholes wouldn't risk loosing their beloved cars & vans (hit them where it hurts) not $100-$500 tickets.
That's how to stop this once and for all.

Arcangel fan said...

No worries if you like this music and want to listen to it and can't anymore cuz the parties have been stopped, you can book one of the greatest Spanish singers of all time to sing da greatest music out there to you.

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Jowell y Randy + De La Ghetto said...

Here's da music dat was being played when those NYPD pigs shut us down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSB4cLIr8aw

Lyric translation

http://www.musica.com/letras.asp?letra=2127315

Anonymous said...

How could it take so long for the police to find this vehicle? You just follow the noise. Some very creative Latinos put that monster sound system together and had a lot of fun and got a lot of girls. I applaud their creativity.

Anonymous said...

Nobody should be thanked ! It took so long to stop the music that was playing all night long into the early morning hours all the authorities involved should be ashamed !

Anonymous said...

I knew I wasn't going crazy. I could hear the base all the way by me on the Whitestone expressway. thank you!!

EricaS said...

Good. We need to put a stop to this nonsense once and for all. The more people blast music, the more of them jump on because they see everyone else is doing it. Father's Day was ruined for all yesterday in my neighborhood since someone decided to have a live band in their backyard blast music until all hours. They're the only ones trying to celebrate Father's Day outside, I guess??? #inconsiderate #Ihatesalsamusic

Anonymous said...

Holy crap, that's one hell of a van.

Anonymous said...

WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF CORONA??

Rob Halford said...

VIBRANCY IS OUR STRENGTH!!!

Doing the job that white heavy metal fans are no longer willing to do!

Anonymous said...

Deblasio will have them released.
They will return to urinate in the streets, get drunk and blast music.
Just watch.

Joe said...

Its always been part of New York Culture, the old people the pigs should leave them alone on weekends.
If someone wants to go to bed 10PM on a Fri or Sat night they should move back to Ohio. When I was a kid the Puerto Rickans always had these party's in the street complete with woman dancing atop abandoned station wagons cars on Dekalb ave.
They would give my grandfather beer and send the man with the coconut ice cart over. Nobody complained.
I been to these beer, rum & Sangria party's on the point at a friend shop it isn't that loud, because people can still talk to each other.
Its only around 98 decibels, however the sub Bass on some of them rigs goes down to 15hz.
IDK perhaps it doesn't bother me because I grew up with noise and the M train 60 feet away

-Joe

Queens Crapper said...

No, it hasn't always been part of NY culture, and the people complaining generally grew up here, so they can't "move back" to Ohio.

This van had a hundred speakers on it. That's LOUD.

Anonymous said...

So Joe, you grew up in a ghetto area with ghetto people with ghetto manners.

That's not NYC.

I grew up in NYC, and we never experienced this till the last 15 years when the ghetto mentality and people started to spread out into nice areas where people of all colors and nationalities had lived and went about their business just fine. We heard birds chirping, not people with mega bass speakers partying and smoking all night, often with little kids running around.

Anonymous said...

It was so loud it disrupted the Mets game.

Anonymous said...

Figures it would take an entire billion dollar baseball team to complain before the cops would do anything.

Anonymous said...

This is Queens punishment for electing and re-electing the same shit democrats.
Ed Koch warned this shit spreading out into the nice areas 20 years ago if voters didn't wake up.
Quote Ed Koch: "the people will be punished"

Anonymous said...

Weather you elect/vote for a democrat or Republican is not as important, or the issue, but WHO you/we Elect/Vote for IS what's important!!

Anonymous said...

This guy must be deported.

Captain Renault said...

“I spent over $20 grand on this equipment,” Hidalgo allegedly told police that night, according to court records. “I know it’s illegal, but it’s the weekend.

“How come I don’t get a ticket this time?” he added. “I usually get a ticket or it gets thrown out; or I pay a little fee.”


Another Dindu Nuffin......

SIGH.........You know the drill:

ROUND UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS!!!

Anonymous said...

rolling my eyes at the ridiculous pretend-NY'ers who claim that loud music is what "real NY'ers" put up with. I'm a born n'bred NY'er and know that not too long ago, that van would've been re-decorated by some Louiville sluggers. We really do need to demand more quality of life enforcing. Now just waiting for my local precinct to crack down on the ear-shattering car stereos that roll by my home every day.

Anonymous said...

Quote Ed Koch: "the people will be punished"
And most Queens residents should respond with "Thank you sir my I have another"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdFLPn30dvQ

Anonymous said...

To Joe, it's part of the ghetto culture, go back to where you grew up on Dekalb Ave and listen to that crap over there, since according to you it didn't bother anybody, but it bothers us in North East Queens.
You can take the man out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the man !

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous - the Police are not racist, but it sounds like you are. The caliber of people that would be playing Scottish bagpipe music or Italian music would never blast the music that loud till early hours in the morning, they have more respect for themselves and others.

Anonymous said...

Jowell & Randy, sound like two ignorant assholes that would be down there listening to that kind of music.

Anonymous said...

I can remember in the late sixties and early 70's young punks would tap into the light pole and hook up their amplifiers and blast out rock and roll.At night there would be a hundred people getting high and drinking, making love and fighting. This went on in many parks including Forest Park, Juniper Park , Crowley Park and Flushing Meadow a few times before the cops shut them down.
As someone who who has spent lots of time in front of loud speakers and now have tinnitus I prefer lower sound levels,good job cops.

Anonymous said...

If it was so disturbingly loud to us miles away, I often wondered what the heck it sounded like to the people who live closer, especially that the new buildings at the Sky View Mall with those expensive condos. I could imagine they must have heard it even louder than we did.

Anonymous said...

It took the cops an awful long time. The precinct must have been embarrassed by Queens Crap to finally move into action.

Anonymous said...

Don't count on this being over. Remember there are others with speakers at these events, and they're all mobile.

The AM NY article confirms that unless the Mets or something as influential is put out of joint by this, the perps will be let off with a slap on the wrist.

Anonymous said...

That speaker wall looks pretty awesome

Jowell y Randy + De La Ghetto said...

and when we ain't listening to spanish music in the willets point flushing meadow dung heap, we're jammin to this boy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCGV26aj-mM

Anonymous said...

was the van seized? and his speakers? He spent 20 grand to disturb the peace. are they asking where he got the money from or why anyone in their right mind would spend that amount of money on that crap?

I hate loud noise and particularity loud music. When I'm on the subway some dullards use their cell phones with out earphones and I am subjected to racist, misogynistic lyrics. It happened yesterday. The shirtless man who kept splashing cologne on himself, then did a few turns on the subway pole, his piece de resistance was to pull out a vaper to smoke crack, all the while spouting his lousy lyrics degrading women and people of a certain color. He was bouncing around at his own private party.

Thank God for earplugs. I finally was able to escape the subway car.

Queens is a trash heap said...

Probably from the drug trade.

Joe said...

Tap into the poles, we did that all the time especially when we and other bands played in Juniper. (as well as shut then off on July 4th to shoot fireworks)

I was in one of those bands in forest park. The night we played some parkie with the cops and shut the power down in the middle of a Led Zepplin song. (everybody was behaving fine, and YES we had a permit) The cops come on the stage with sticks BIG MISTAKE. This action started a 30000 person riot. Benches a blaze, smashed, smashed cars, huge mob spilling out to Myrtle ave. The 104 cops were shitting pants and set us loose to work the riot.
The crowd stopped & smashed up two B55 buses that didn't open the doors then tried to flip them, one bus driver had some kind of a nervous breakdown (said he saw Jesus Christ) and was taken by ambulance. I remember it wasn't even that late the sun was just setting PS: turns out "Jesus Christ" was just a local friend named Alan Morton, dead ringer for Jesus who told the bus driver he was there to collect his soul or something (was just trying to help the black bus driver escape).
Im sure many remember this.

-Joe

Anonymous said...

Can we ship that van to the war zones and blast the same music all night long to the enemies?

Anonymous said...

The last three nights I've been hearing this again. I don't know where it is, but IT'S BACK. Where are the Mets when you need them to make the City enforce the law??

Anonymous said...

i second what Anonymous stated the labor day weekend was a nightmare the music started again, i called 311 and of course nothing happened. There must be a better a recourse to this. i'm living on Roosevelt Ave. and College Point and the noise is unbearable i can't imagine with the new residents living at the Grand/Skyview units will hear.

Anonymous said...

I'm the September 5th anonymous commenter. I filed 311 reports about these parties, and tried contacting the 110th another way as well. The 110th ignored my direct contact, which they've done in the past. The 311 report for the Sunday night complaint I made said they shut things down at 2 in the morning. That's news to me, as the music was still pumping away at 4. We're probably half an hour by car from where these have usually been held, and a white noise machine plus ear plugs didn't even do the job. Around 4am my husband started to hear their party MC talking over the music. What other city would allow this but NY?????

I haven't even checked my complaint status from Saturday night yet, as I know it will be similar. Maybe I will soon for a laugh.

The fact that these events have gone unchecked for years shows there's something rotten in the precincts that should be policing these. Thousands suffer due to these, yet nothing is ever really done. And what kind of people go to these parties? They must all be deaf after 10 minutes.

Anonymous said...

To September 5th anonymous, i'm about 10-15 minutes walking distance away where are you located that's 30 minutes by car - just curious. If it continues this weekend I may seek the local council person for help.

Good luck this weekend.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of bus distances (no car right now), it's more like 20 minutes away from Rego Park. When I was at my family's house in the Bronx, we would hear the parties when the wind came our way, and that was definitely half an hour. We could never trace it when we were there. Even one day when it was very very loud, my husband followed it on foot for a while, then had to give up as he couldn't trace it. It was only after moved to Queens and I started to research that it all fell into place.

I would imagine that council members are aware of this, but I'd be curious to see what happens if you try to contact them. We've almost never had a good outcome trying to get help from any elected official or others. With these parties, it's not like it's an unknown event either. People have traced it to the source on youtube and in person, so I'm not sure why real action isn't being taken.

Anonymous said...

I have been hearing it again lately. I heard it a couple weeks ago, last week, and now tonight again. I live in Whitestone and my family member in the Bronx could even hear it! Why is nothing being done. This is ridiculous. Does anyone know what happened to that van? Is it the same guy again? Did they allow him to take possession of it again? A stand needs to be taken to bring back the quality of life here.

Anonymous said...

Is it on again tonight? (October 16) I've been hearing something for about half an hour, and it all sounds very from a distance, yet the bass is especially biting and painful.

Anonymous said...

I just posted asking if others were hearing it. We're pretty sure now that it is happening again, and it's LOUD.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE READ!!! I have been in touch with several NYC departments and elected officials. Paul Vallone's office: never returned my 3 calls. Tony Avella's office basically said they'd look into it and never followed up.

The only people who called me back was Melinda Katz's office (I am not a shill/advocate or representative of Ms. Katz's office- I am a nobody resident of northeast Queens). I spoke to her constituent services department (718-286-2669) and, supposedly, they have reached out to the NYPD Chief of Queens North in regard to the issue; they have at least called me back on several occasions and followed up with me. NO ONE is researching this issue on the Internet and NO ONE is reading these blogs, so posting complaints here is just preaching to the choir and is doing nothing. According to Ms. Katz's office and the NYC Parks Department (718-520-5900: who actually owns the property where the boathouse is located), the solutions to these issues are complaint-driven; so, PLEASE call Melinda Katz's office and the NYC Parks Department and keep lodging complaints at the NYPD 110th Precinct (718-476-9311) as soon as you hear the noise.

The Queens Courier newspaper (718-224-5863) has also been doing stories on this issue. Keep calling them too.

The address to the boathouse is: 125-00 Northern Boulevard, College Point, NY. We all have to keep complaining or, come the spring/summer, we'll be right back where we started. The NYPD will issue a few summonses and will call it victory and move on if you don't follow up.

The issue is twofold: the party boats who dock at the boathouse and there are car clubs who have parties at the parking lot adjacent to the boathouse and they blast loud music on their sound systems. The people doing this are grown men (they are not just kids out for a little fun at night).

You are taxpayers and residents; you have rights to some peace and quiet too. Unless people want to get together and enjoin in a lawsuit against NYC, please keep calling and following up with the people listed above. Hopefully, the Parks Department will retrofit the area to discourage the car parties; they've already done nuisance abatement on the party boats. Don't depend on others to get things done for yourselves. Let's stick together on this one.

Anonymous said...

I just called 311 since bass is too much to handle at 2am. Second night in a row, and usually goes on until 5:30am or so. Once again, cops say they need a street address and I tell them it's carrying over through a neighborhood much further away, but can be heard in Bayside/Whitestone. I explain the Willets Point area and van with all of those speakers and then he finally gets it. He said to call local precinct and local politicians, but if it's that loud here, then obviously cops closest to party should already know about it. This has been going on for past year or two. Ridiculous, as it's on through entire night and sounds like an outdoor event rather than inside a club. I am going to call all of the people that the above poster suggested. Can even hear noise through earplugs. I wondered if boat party as well. Now I see could be that as well.

Anonymous said...

The boathouse is at The World's Fair Marina. The 110th Precinct is well aware of where it is and what the ongoing issue is. The address is 1 Marina Road (sometimes it lists Flushing, sometimes Corona). Either way, it is in the 110th Precinct and it is actually NYC Parks Dept property (lawsuit, anyone??).

We all have to keep calling- the NYC council rep for Corona (District 21) is: Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (718) 651-1917. Keep calling her office as well.

Just remember: the NYPD managed to find and arrest a guy because the NY Mets made a complaint because the noise interrupted a meaningless baseball game- we "little people" (taxpayers and homeowners/residents) have been complaining for 3 years now with little or no effect. Please also remember that the politicians who represent Whitestone have been virtual non-entities on this issue and have not even bothered to return my few phone calls in regard- I'm sure some of you have called too. Make them pay at the voting booth. Posting on this blog is fine to keep each other informed, but NO ONE who can do anything about this is reading these posts- keep calling, documenting and complaining. If this issue actually effected the "mayor" or some other elected official like it does us, the NYPD would pull out all the stops to get this issue resolved.

Anonymous said...

Its happening agian right now.

Report it to 311 online or by phone as bass from 127th street and 35th avenue. Ive had success with music stopping within an hour of reporting it as that location, and it allows you to enter the intersection online to file the complaint that way.

And if they can party until 7am everyday, where did they get the money for speakers for their beat up cars?

Anonymous said...

We hear it too (Whitestone). I called 311 and the 110th Precinct. They said (as usual) that they'd send a car to check it out. The NYPD is well aware of this condition and where its coming from- I was told that they towed several cars last week- it stopped for a few days. That boathouse is NYC Parks Department property- call the numbers of the people listed above (see 10/23/16 and 10/24/16 above) and keep complaining and document it. We should all join in a lawsuit against NYC. They are the property owner and have not done much to address this condition. This is ridiculous.