Think your street is loud? LIC resident and YouTuber My Freakin recently uploaded this horrific video shot from his/her balcony on Crescent Street, near the Queensboro Bridge.
This is on Crescent St in Long Island City, Queens, right at the Queensboro Bridge. The traffic backs up 4 or 5 blocks during every morning and evening rush hour. Sometimes the police hold traffic even at a green light, but every car that isn’t in the first three rows can’t see that, so they decide that all honking in unison is the best way to get traffic moving again. So what you get is two solid aves of cars and trucks honking at the same time. Luckily this only happens every 30 seconds during 7:30-9:30am and 4-6:30pm, every weekday. My broker somehow failed to mention this :)
In New York City, unnecessary honking is illegal but not really enforced by the NYPD.