When real estate broker Misha Chiporukha leaves his Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, apartment on Livingston Street and Flatbush Avenue, he is bombarded with New York noises: Buses exhale at the stop in front of his door. A boutique down the street blasts rap music from speakers. And at night, “there’s a garbage truck loading garbage for an hour somewhere behind the Chase building,” Mr. Chiporukha fumed.
Mr. Chiporukha, who has often been driven to Facebook to vent about noise, said the constant clatter around him sometimes feels like a breaking point. “When I can purchase an apartment,” he said, “I’ll move to a quieter neighborhood.”
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