Within minutes of arriving at home in Bushwick and kicking off the shoes, some scratched, beat-up compact car from the early 90s that some paranoid owner is afraid of getting stolen ruins the peaceful and comfortable enclave of my couch. Sound travels fast and when someone triggers the annoying, cacophonic ear-piercing alarm, it immediately becomes a nuisance.
This noise pollution is a problem. Noise Off defines noise pollution as “unwanted human-created sound that has the effect of being annoying, distracting, painful, or physically harmful.”
Then, by definition, this car alarm problem is definitely noise pollution and, even worse, a pest.
Jessica has lived in Bushwick for over a year. During that time she’s had her fair share of wake-ups thanks to the neighborhood’s problem with car alarms.
Andre moved to Bushwick last August, but he still has yet to embrace Bushwick’s endearing car alarm attraction.
Here’s a sample of Bushwick’s car alarm: