The Post rummaged through the last eight years of complaints to the city’s 311 hotline — 19,038,027 gripes — and found they painted an intimate portrait of the city’s neighborhoods.
The city launched the hotline in 2003 to field grievances about everything from harboring bees to blaring TVs. Every day, 1,755 categories and subcategories of complaints in the online 311 database are automatically updated by the city’s Department of Information Technology.
A Post analysis of the 311 data by ZIP code not only revealed what New Yorkers love to hate, but where they hate it most:
A noisy mosque
No moments of silence
Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, should pray for peace and quiet. The 11208 ZIP code had the most complaints about noise from a house of worship, with 403. More than half of the complaints list the address of a mosque, Masjid-Al-Aman, where an imam issues a lyrical call to prayer five times a day via a loudspeaker that reaches a 20-block radius, according to Gothamist.
But the top address for complaints about a noisy house of worship come from a Hindu temple in Queens, with 287. The temple’s president blames the ruckus on a neighbor blaring Nation of Islam speeches through his window across 110th Street, The New York Times reported.
Also on the list:
Queens is king when it comes to parking complaints. The borough’s 11385 ZIP code in Ridgewood and Glendale is tops in the city for complaints of illegal parking, with 17,472. Bay Ridge in Brooklyn’s 11209 ZIP code is next with 13,543.
Citywide, New Yorkers complained about drivers ignoring no-parking signs 188,976 times, more than any other type of illegal-parking complaint. Blocked hydrants followed, with 158,252 complaints.
We covered the mosque here, Video: Neighbors Say East New York Mosque Call to Prayer is “Too Noisy”.
We also covered the parking issues in New York, that coincidentally is also a Muslim issue: Muslims ignore parking laws, block another NYC street for prayers and Video: NYPD refuses to ticket illegally parked Muslim cabbies because they are at mosque. and we know that Bay Ridge is now a Muslim enclave.