Several readers have been reporting incessant noise this morning somewhere around the Con Ed Substation on East 14th Street and Avenue C. One reader thought, at first, there was another explosion.
Turns out that a pile driver is putting in the foundation support for the new apartment complex on Avenue B and East 12th Street. There isn't much escape from the noise. Meanwhile, many nearby residents are still without electricity, water and heat. (And there is a school directly next door.)
Here's what 30 seconds of the construction noise sounds like. It has been going on the entire morning. The whole block seems to be vibrating. One resident said that he is worried about a building collapse.