Barclays Center Too Loud?
The offending event was “Sensation,” an Oct. 27 show featuring techo music and world-class DJs, reports the New York Post, saying the city’s Department Of Environmental Protection discovered that noise levels at apartments one block away exceeded the 62-decibel limit, “hitting 74 on the meter.”
“It was so loud that night that I had my headphones on watching TV – and I could still feel the vibration and hear the noise from the show,” apartment resident Wayne Bailey said, according to the Post.
The city originally fined arena developer Forest City Ratner $3,200 for the sound spillover. However, that fine was dismissed when New York City’s Environmental Control Board decided that the summons should have been given to the company’s arena-running subsidiary. Quoting an unnamed source, the Post says a new ticket has been issued to the subsidiary and that an April hearing date is pending.
Apparently local resident Bailey was a wealth of information regarding the Barclays sound leakage. Although the Department Of Environmental Protection measured sound levels at shows by Jay-Z and Bieber, Bailey claims the measurements were taken before the shows began. Bailey also said the arena’s home team – The Brooklyn Nets – didn’t generate enough noise to cause problems.
Meanwhile, a Forest City representative told the press that they are “aware that there are some complaints” and they are looking into it.