The banging and drilling continued at the construction site at 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan Thursday night.
But now some fed-up neighbors are making some noise of their own. They gathered at a Harlem community board meeting to air their grievances. They say they've been enduring the noise for nearly 17 hours a day since August as crews work to build new affordable housing and a children's museum.
The developer, Broadway Housing Communities, was granted a special after-hours work variance permit by the city allowing them to work from 7 a.m. to midnight.
In a statement to Fox 5, Broadway Housing said the very noisy excavation is taking longer than originally planned but that the "worst of the rock removal and excavation—and noise—is now over. … Starting Monday, September 24th, all drilling, excavation and the use of heavy machinery will end by 9pm."