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Noise Tops List of Quality-of-Life Complaints to 311 Hotline

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New Yorkers are loud and clear about their number one quality of life complaint.

The city's 311 hotline received more than 260,000 calls about noise last year.

That's up 30 percent over the past two years, even though the city filed thousands of noise violation notices in 2013 related to noise.

Those notices can lead to tickets costing up to $350 for honking a car horn, or up to $8,000 for nightclubs playing their music too loudly.

Even with all those tickets, health officials warn that there are places in the city where noise levels stay above 85 decibels, which they say can cause hearing damage over a long period of time.

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