Feel the noise

New York is a loud, loud city. We talk to locals about what they hear, and how they drown it out.

Published June 25, 2008 10:08AM (EDT)

My apartment is on a busy Brooklyn street. The trucks start clanging at 5:15 a.m. and the noise continues all day long. Katharine Mieszkowski writes more about noise pollution and how the level of sound is confusing birds and literally killing us.

In the video, I check in with other New Yorkers to see how the high-decibel din affects them.

By Caitlin Shamberg

Caitlin Shamberg is a former multimedia editor at Salon.

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