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These Forest Hills Stadium concerts made residents most angry

"Queens natives LL Cool J and Run-DMC may be hip-hop royalty, but to some residents of the exclusive Forest Hills Gardens enclave, they were just a nuisance last August.

New York City’s 311 system received 55 noise complaints in the ZIP code containing Forest Hills Stadium — nearly all of them targeting the venue and surrounding blocks — on Aug. 6, 2022, the day the legendary rappers headlined the Rock the Bells Festival there, a Gothamist review of complaints shows.

...Gothamist matched the date of each Forest Hills Stadium concert since 2019 with the number of 311 noise complaints targeting the venue and the nearby blocks. The data shows claims are way up over the past year, with complainants flooding 311 pretty much every time performers take the stage and concertgoers trek through the neighborhood.

The 311 call volume increases on the second or third day of consecutive performances, or whenever a longer festival takes place, records show."

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