BrickUnderground (via Gothamist) has the story on the noisiest neighborhoods in the city... based on 311 records for 2009 (sorted by Community Boards). And the
1) Washington Heights/Inwood -- where 6,439 such grievances were filed last year.
2) Harlem, with 4,152 complaints.
3) Community Board 3, which includes the East Village, the Lower East Side and Chinatown, came in third with 3,637 complaints in 2009.
One EV resident told BrickUnderground that bars are to blame.
"It's not loud because of the residents but because of the bar crowd," she says. "The summertime is especially bad if you have to keep the windows open. It seems like an ongoing party in the streets."