The complaints called into 311, data made publicly available by the city, are an inspiration to artists and aspiring cartographers. A map released last year mapped out noise, litter, and graffiti complaints. The latest 311-inspired map, by designer Karl Sluis, focuses on noise complaints by neighborhood. The map illustrates everything from loud dogs to idling buses, The Atlantic Cities explains. Desperately seeking quiet? Try the Upper West Side.
New Yorkers get most worked up about, in order, garbage trucks, car horns and alarms, and the all-encompassing "banging/pounding." New Yorkers also complained 340 times in 2012 about ice cream trucks. Click through for more images.
· Yo, I'm Trying to Sleep Here! New York's Wonderful Map of Noise [Atlantic Cities]
· A Colorful Kaleidoscope of New Yorkers' Complaints [Curbed]