All’s Not Quiet on Amity Street

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The Great Norah Jones Swimming Pool Build of 2010 is in full swing. This multi-platinum singer will be the envy of her Cobble Hill neighbors when it’s done, but in the meantime she’s not making a lot of friends on her stretch of Amity Street: “The noise has been going on for days at a deafening pitch,” writes the tipster who sent this photo in a few moments ago.

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  • daveinbedstuy

    Are the windows finished?? One project at a time, please.

  • daveinbedstuy

    “The noise has been going on for days at a deafening pitch,”

    Envy.

    As long as it’s within reasonable hours, who cares. This complainer’s probably one of those people who, when standing on the subway platform, has to cover his ears when the trains go by.

  • delepp

    Again wacky people hating on her living well. Go Pool!

  • sounds like this “tipster” is sippin the haterade.

  • Why not hate her? She sucks.

  • i am sick of these kind of people. It’s that same kind of busybody that peers through the narrow chinks of their 3/4-drawn vertical blinds when I parallel park in front of their home. Get a life.

  • daveinbedstuy

    By Ppark on April 23, 2010 9:56 AM

    Why not hate her? She sucks.

    I guess we now know who sent the pic in with the bitching about the noise.

  • LOL, fjorder. I had some guy do that to me over the weekend. When I stared back at him, he pretended to re-adjust the Betty Boop figurines lining a glass shelf in the window.

  • Well what are you supposed to do, tell people they can not work on their homes.
    If it is between regular working hours it is tough.

    People cannot expect any type of work to never happen.
    We had our building water proofed, re-pointed, windows caulked, of course there was mess and noise, but repairs have to be made. The old lady on the first floor was complaining of it. So I told here, “Well, when would be a good time to do this”? then, gave her a dirty look and walked away…..

    Some people have waaaaaay to much time on their hands.

    All was

  • The same shit is going down on Bond Street, as the building on the corner of Bond & Dean is undergoing major renovation. I personally saw a dump truck nearly crush a pedestrian who was crossing with the light.

    It is evidently crazy truck week in Boerum Hill, as my stroll down Bond nearly got me killed by two more extremely heavy trucks having difficulty navigating the narrow streets.

    The down side to the economic upturn.

  • East New York

    “This multi-platinum singer will be the envy of her Cobble Hill neighbors when it’s done,”

    It’s clear she is already envied by certain folks.

  • daveinbedstuy

    “The down side to the economic upturn.”

    I’m glad others can see what is obvious. But, by stating that, you’re inviting attacks by those that still have their heads in the sand (or elsewhere). I’ll help you fight the good fight on this one!!! :)

  • I predict that once the pool is in and the side windows are finished, she will fall out of love with the house and sell it.

  • Arkady

    “one of those people who, when standing on the subway platform, has to cover his ears when the trains go by.”
    Perfect, dibs.

  • I give credit where credit is due. The job on the new sidewall windows was done flawlessly and the new pool went in without causing a collapse of the bearing walls and an evacuation order.

  • The worse part about living in a nice house in a desirable neighborhood is that you get stuck w/ hyper-sensitive self-centered neighbors who think that they’re entitled to never ever being inconvenienced or bothered by the other people in the neighborhood. Any repair or renovation to one’s home is seen as an affront to their existence and their expectation of uninterrupted peace and tranquility.

    How many pools do these fools think Norah Jones is going to put in? The work’s been approved and it’s being done during acceptable business hours – so STFU.

    Yes, trucks are annoying and loud and constructions brings dust and burly, swarthy working class men to your precious block, but is it really so beyond these kvetcher’s imaginations that some day they’ll need trucks and workmen to repair-renovate their own homes?

    People suck.

  • “This complainer’s probably one of those people who, when standing on the subway platform, has to cover his ears when the trains go by.”

    These people are so ANNOYING!! Get an iPod, get out of the City, or get over it already!!

  • I’ve totally had the same thought: That she’s going to finish all the work, and sell the house without ever moving in.

  • POOL PARTY!!!! Everyone’s invited on the first warm day!
    Pass it on.

  • She’s renovating. big deal.

  • can we please, please stop talking about this renovation and getting all up in her business? it’s embarassing and doesn’t reflect well on this site and the neighborhood. i live on this block and none of the renovations have ever caused a serious noise problem.

  • meme

    Why not hate her? She sucks. comments of this nature are short of “hate crimes” this should not be allowed in this forum or ant other forum. I find BROWNSTONER a great resource BUT it seems to be riddled with nasty, rude, condescending, vicous comments of a personal nature. As a member I am asking BROWNSTONER to stop these hateful comments they serve no purpose.

  • A little late to the party, but as one of those people who plugs his ears when trains go by: you may scoff all you want…but I wont be the guy saying “WHAT?!” all the time later in life due to hearing loss. Them trains is LOUD.

  • Anybody have any pictures or updates after the street shutdown and crane for a Swimming pool lift???