Noise: New Yorkers really hate noise. Not surprisingly they are most bothered by it in the wee hours, although complaints start picking up at around 8:00 p.m. (after the early bird meals?) and tapering down in the Ambien twilight after 2:00 a.m.
Property taxes: People take umbrage over their property taxes during mid-day, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. being the prime time 311 hears from irate owners.
Plumbing and water maintenance are a concern during the shower hours of about 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Rodents are a cause for concern from 8:00 a.m. to midnight, but for some reason cease to offend at that time.
Mayor Bloomberg's 7-year-old 311 program now fields on average more than 50,000 calls a day, offering information about more than 3,600 topics: school closings, recycling rules, homeless shelters, park events, pothole repairs, according to Wired. Over 300 communities across the country have followed suit, establishing their own public kvetching centers. (Wired.com)
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