The New York Times recently posted an article regarding the difficulties in controlling noise in the city. It touches on the evolution of noise codes and laws for car horns, car alarms, and megaphones, as well as the negative impact some of those laws have had on the citizens. As acousticians it is refreshing to see these issues brought to light, as noise control is often an overlooked concern. Read all about it here.
photo credit: Times Wide World Photos, from the www.nytimes.com