The Queens Gazette reported on the recent installment ofsound abatement equipment for the No. 7 train ventilator plant in Hunters Point. Senator Gianaris, Assemblymember Cathy Nolan and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer worked together to resond to the noise complaints from the MTA East River ventilator. The community can now say goodbye to restless nights and headaches.
Due to the efforts of state Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Cathy Nolan and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, sound abatement equipment for the No. 7 train ventilator plant in Hunters Point has successfully been installed. Elected officials secured funding for the equipment last year after complaints of earsplitting sounds emanating from the MTA East River ventilator, located at 50th Avenue between 5th Street and Center Street.
City Transit President Thomas Prendergast sent a letter to the three elected officials in October indicating that the equipment’s installation was complete and area noise levels reduced.
“As Long Island City continues to grow and attract more families, we must ensure that the neighborhood provides a welcoming quality of life. The noise reduction achieved by this project will eliminate earsplitting noise and allow local residents to live and sleep more comfortably,” Gianaris said as he was joined by Chocolate Factory Executive Director Sheila Lewandowski, Community Board 2 Chair Joe Conley and MTA Vice President of Government and Community Relations Lois Tendler at a press conference announcing the project’s completion.
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