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Life Near the BQE: 'Like a Cheap Massage Bed'

Regarding a Curbed reader's description of noise from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway as an "endless diesel soundtrack," blogger A Brooklyn Life riffs on the theme:

Having lived (until a week ago) on Clinton Street, between Huntington and Nelson, which directly faces the BQE, I sympathize with and support the description... In particular, that stretch of the BQE is rife with super-sized diesel trucks downshifting. I'd even go so far as to say these trucks perfect that glorious sound of BRERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRERP... I will add, though, that the real problem with the BQE is not the sound, which, though loud, does not hold a candle to the sticky dirty scum that filters through one's window screens if you happen to want some "fresh" air. It's gross. (Oh, and our apartment also gently rocked to the rumble, kind of like a cheap massage bed.)
Kinda puts that park under the FDR Drive in a whole new perspective.
· The Sounds and Dirt of the BQE [A Brooklyn Life]