Category Archives: Noise

10 Years of fights and successes for safer streets

CHEKPEDS was founded in September 2005. With a bit of delay,  we are taking time to reflect  on the last 10 years, the joys, the frustrations and overall the great progress YOU have accomplished with us and the help of untold number of partners . We are incredibly grateful for your advocacy and activism.
There is [...]

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The Remedy for Honking

After one week of Super Bowl and our daily dose of regular honking it maybe time to use this brilliant device in New York City.(http://youtu.be/JzBmc3yjpoc)

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Learn about the proposed Hudson Yards Business Improvement District

[ April 23, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. April 25, 2013; 8:30 am to 10:30 am. ] Benefits For Everyone, Not Just For Businesses!
Informational Meeting #1
Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Orion, 350 W 42nd Street, 31st Floor

Informational Meeting #2
Thursday, April 25, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Covenant House, 460 W 41st Street – Lounge A ( thru courtyard)

For more information visit www.hudsonyardsnyc.org or contact the Hudson Yards BID planning committee

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How Much Progress on replacing loudspeakers in Tour Buses?

Our friends at OUR Streets OUR lives, have been tracking carefully the progress or lack thereof of the replacement of loud speakers with headsets in tour buses, as mandated by the legislation we all fought for in 2010.
Fleets with already licensed open-air buses would have to adhere to the following timetable:
By July 1, 2011 no [...]

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2010: After five years of activism, we are grateful for a safer year for pedestrians

At its December meeting, CHEKPEDS board took stock of the year’s accomplishments. We have much to celebrate in addition to our fifth year anniversary:
Do You remember?

safety improvements such as the safe route for seniors project in Hell’s Kitchen , DOT’s publication of the pedestrian safety plan, dangerous [...]

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CALL TO ACTION: One Click to Stop IIlegal Noise from Double Decker Tour Buses

The tour bus industry has flaunted New York City’s noise code for five years by using loudspeakers on open-air double-decker sightseeing buses. The repeated incursions of these buses at five minutes intervals , seven days a week, as late as 11 p.m. at night have made life of Greenwich Village and Hell’s Kitchen residents unbearable, [...]

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