187 Wayne Street Jersey City, New Jersey
The 2 day Puerto Rican festivities are clearly out of control with zero police presence one block from the massive street party. Nearly every stairway and sidewalk at Dixon Mills, and there are many, are inhabited with people smoking and drinking. We are bombarded with the loudest public music I have ever heard-cannot believe the decibel level is legal from both the main stage on Columbus and the illegal one on Monmouth and Mercer. As this has been going on all weekend with ambulances and police vehicles driving on Monmouth, it seems no one officially cares about the rest of the neighborhood. Same as last year. Raise taxes? Neighborly to raise quality of life for those paying them. Nothing neighborly or unifying about this mess. All day, two day outdoor deafening music, dancing and drinking are apparently extremely important to the mayor's office. Some other neighbors have to perform at jobs early in the morning or have children trying to sleep, read or have family time, let's consider them too. This party is not for every kid and the "legal" noise penetrates the walls effortlessly.
The unneighborly, unmuffled, mini RV's and motorized bikes racing around these blocks, including the sidewalks, are a public safely issue, again-very obvious, zero city response. It's been going on for 2 days-if someone within public safety didn't know then maybe someone has turned a blind eye and there's some other reason this wasn't stopped.
As I type this at 9:00 pm, a gang of motor cycles are revving and racing around my block while 2 different parties' (Columbus and Monmouth/Mercer) music is blaring through my closed windows, an ambulance is racing by and people are loudly screaming. The music from Columbus softens just after 9 but Monmouth and Mercer is going strong. At least some of this could have been eliminated by limiting the party time and location. I vote to donate all of next years budget to PR Hurricane Relief. I have video of all of this if you are interested.