One resident who lives next to Lou Lodati Park says he can’t sleep at night due to the excessive noise caused by park goers well past 11pm.
Demosthenes Chrysan, a resident of 42nd Street, says he hears dogs barking from the dog run, kids skateboarding, people playing basketball and teenagers drinking.
So last Friday, Chrysantook to the streets and put up about 20 posters around neighboring streets telling residents who have similar issues to call the 108 Police Precinct, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s office and 311 to complain.
The park is supposed to be closed at night but he said the Parks Department is doing nothing to stop anyone from gaining entry. He said there are no gates and yet there are three entrances into the park—one via Skillman Avenue and two smaller entrances on 43rd Street—which people are using day and night.
Now, this fellow is 100% correct to complain, but check out the idiotic comments posted on the blog. According to them, he should move, he should shut up and people should be allowed to trespass and make noise all night because "this is New York City" and it's a summer tradition. I can't help but wonder where the phenomenon of people beating up on others for justifiably complaining came from. It would make an interesting psychological study.