Chinatown bus stop fumes, noise makes life 'unbearable' for tenant

Posted on January 27, 2015

NEW YORK CITY — Chinatown buses idling at a Lower East Side stop have become a "nightmare" for a ground-floor apartment tenant whose window is right next to the vehicles, DNAinfo reported.

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For the past year-and-a-half, exhaust fumes have blackened Talia Billig’s window and honking, slamming and customer’s conversations have forced her to sleep with three white noise devices, according to the report.

Billig has called the city reporting line repeatedly, but usually by the time police officers arrive — who enforce the DOT’s intercity bus rules which prohibit idling —  the stop is either empty or they find the bus is not idling, DNAinfo reported. For the full story, click here.

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