January 26th, 2018 @ 9:56 am
since moving back to a quiet, suburban area, i can’t sleep. i’ve been here since early december, and i still have yet to adjust to not hearing the sirens and other misc. bullshit sounds of queens blvd all night.
i know i haven’t described my neighborhood or living conditions of the last two years here, so let me just break it down for you. i lived on a 6 lane, BUSY queens boulevard for a few years. i moved from the 2nd floor to the 6th floor of my building because of a noise issue in the apartment above mine (aka two lazy pieces of shit that refused to parent their two chunky daughters that would run around and jump off of furniture all day), SIRENS ALL DAY/NIGHT LONG, at one point, they tore up queens blvd for two weeks from 10PM-3AM to repave everything and lastly, they opened up a hotel across the street that had BLINDING flood lights facing outwards. that’s right, all of queens blvd’s residential buildings were illuminated for god knows what reason.
i filed complaints to 311 and even spoke to the local congresswoman about it, and she wrote them a letter to turn them downwards vs. outwards and they didn’t comply. i didn’t live directly across the street from the hotel, but my bedroom looked like times square. i felt bad for the people directly across the way from the building. it’s disgusting that they get away with it.
anyways, the blvd was also an emergency vehicle super-highway. if i was home, 85% of my time was listening to ambulances and fire trucks. it’s funny how immune you sort of become to it, but also kind of accepting.
right before we moved out, there was a 20-something year old girl that had moved into the building with this ridiculously suped up ford focus. every day this little ratty herb would sit in her car revving the stupid engine, annoying EVERYONE. like, right in front of the our building. no hiding it, no fucks given, all hours of the day. if she couldn’t find a parking spot at night, we heard it. either way, we’d end up hearing it at least once per day. it sounded like a broken lawnmower. it was so annoying.
apparently, it irritated someone enough that they went ahead and filled the exhaust pipes with that hardening, foam filler, lol. i mean, i feel bad because maybe that could have been dangerous… but like, take the hint and stop being disrespectful to your neighbors. tone that bullshit down. my super even told me that people were complaining to him about it, asking him to talk to her about it. she didn’t give a shit, though.
those are things i reeeeeeeeeally don’t miss.
but yeah, moving to quiet is really throwing me off. i became so used to all of that noise that i struggle to get a full night’s sleep.