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LOUD ANNOYING NOISES IN BRONX (1940-1960s)


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Posted by Alvin L. on Tuesday, July 25th 2017:

I don't remember any noises from airplanes flight paths over the Bronx. I do remember the screetching made by the 241st or Dyre Ave IRT elevated subway line going around the big bend at West Farms (Bronx Zoo) early in the morning. There was also the banging on the steam pipes by the residents of our apartment building in the middle of the winter at 6 AM in the morning before the super shoveled the coal into the boiler. For the most part otherwise the Bronx was pretty quiet. Does anyone have another take on this impression?

There were some other environmental nasties that I remember however e.g. the exhaust fumes from the busses, trucks and cars. The heavy asbestos lining on the pipes in the boys bathrooms in the schools. The lead paints in the apartments. The polution in the water at Orchard Beach. The nasty smell when the corner sewers were cleaned out of debris by the city sanitation department

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