All they need to do is fine people for honking car horns in residential areas like they do in Manhattan. They’ll raise hundreds of dollars without much effort, and limit the number of times I am jolted awake in the middle of the night by some psycho leaning on his/her horn.
As you may or may not know, I recently relocated to Jersey City. I don’t live in the best area, but it’s not a bad area and I’m not complaining about that.
I need to share that I have not slept straight through a single night in my apartment.
I’ve lived in Jersey City before; I lived in the Heights and in Journal Square. I’m back in Journal Square now. The key is that when I lived there before, I was working overnights and slept during the day. Oddly, things were much quieter during the day. (Except when I lived by the daycare; then it was horribly noisy.)
Now I live on a side street, just off a few major roads. It’s a great location. It’s not very congested, it’s not dangerous, it’s somewhat clean, etc.
The problem is that for some reason, emergency responders in Jersey City feel it is necessary to use sirens during overnight hours.
WHY WOULD YOU NEED A SIREN AT 3 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING?
You cannot justify this to me. You see, I have commuted in the odd hours of the morning; I’ve had to be at work at 5 and earlier. There’s literally no one on the road. In fact, I would give anything to work those hours again and have such a glorious, lonely commute.
Also, I previously lived on a main street in the suburbs. I’m used to noise. I’m used to accidents happening nearby, even on the front lawn.
But this? This is excessive and offensive. Just because you are awake and working these hours does not mean you have to wake me up as well. You have no reason to use sirens; cut it out.
Sadly, I cannot think of a proper outlet besides this for this rant.