Cars are getting quieter. Should horns be getting quieter as well?
Combating the legacy of Robert Moses requires creative solutions.
These maps show how shipping vessels are creating loud neighborhoods for oceans and the animals that live there.
The irritating sounds of Manhattan's Jazz Age included yelping newsboys, river dredgers, a marching band of orphans, and a fog siren.
This visualization breaks down Manhattan's noise problem at the micro-level of ice cream trucks, loud TVs, "banging/pounding" and more.
More than 270,000 noise complaints sketch a city that roars in the day and talks ferociously in its sleep.
A large share of urban dwellers live in areas where road noise is highly irritating.
A violin solo at the Hollywood Bowl gets drowned out, and a revolt is born.
The Japanese-designed gadget plays the offending speaker's words back to them in a highly irritating way.
At best, noise is distracting. But the distraction can have significant consequences.