Noisy neighbors across the bridge?

After complaints, Bayonne residents got Staten Island to hush up

Downtown Bayonne residents recently took matters into their own hands following noisy neighbors in Staten Island, according to First Ward City Councilman Neil Carroll, whose ward represents the downtown area.

At the June city council meeting, Carroll said he spoke with residents who reported constant loud noise booming over the Kill van Kull from Staten Island into Bayonne for some weeks in June.

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While Carroll alerted the Bayonne Police Department, but there was nothing they could do because it is out of their jurisdiction.

“They can’t enforce or punish a problem from another state,” Carroll said.

Carroll then approached Mayor James Davis. According to Public Information Officer Joe Ryan, Davis reached out to the bar that was at the center of the alleged noise.

City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski said she was aware of the problem and applauded residents’ efforts to quell the noise.

“Some of our residents called the police department over there to complain,” she said.

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It is not clear what exactly worked, but the noise has since subsided. Carroll urged residents living in the downtown area to continue to speak out should the noise recur.

“I encourage those same residents and new residents to reach out to my office, or this body as a whole,” Carroll said. “We might address a letter to the Borough President of Staten Island asking for policing on their side.”

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