Pile Drivin’

June 17, 2008 by
Filed under: Williamsburg 

Most people who have the free time to enjoy a beautiful day (such as this one) would go to the park, do a spot of shopping or worship the sun under the auspices of 30+ SPF sunblock. Not me. I am not “most people”. When I received the following missive from my buddy over at Bad Advice this morning (after reading this over at the Gowanus Lounge) I knew what I had to do:

This piledriver is driving me CRAZY!!! The building is bouncing. Good times. Just thought I’d share!

It’s been awhile since I have had the pleasure of listening to a pile driver go about its nefarious business. I even found myself wondering if what I experienced at the hands of the Viridian last year was indeed as bad as I remembered. Faced with option of either getting a headache at the hands of National Grid or 5 Roebling, I chose the latter. Variety is the spice of my life masochism.

Follows is a sampling of my experience. Enjoy!

The acoustics of the area were very conducive to disseminating this din. Here is a map indicating where this pile driver could be heard. And by “heard” I mean not as mere “background noise”.

I found myself walking in time to the sound of 5 Roebling’s ground getting pounded. It was eerily reminiscent of this scene from Ben Hur. You can read more pile drivin’ hilarity from Bad Advice by clicking here.

Miss Heather


2 Comments on Pile Drivin’

  1. judes on Tue, 17th Jun 2008 9:35 pm
  2. Oh my god. I just had a flashback! I can’t believe you had the patience to film that! You cannot imagine how hideous it is to live next door to that. Thank you, Miss Heather. You are truly a mensch.

  3. missheather on Tue, 17th Jun 2008 9:52 pm
  4. People do not understand how utterly horrible listening to this shit is (at 6:40, 7:00, 7:40 in the morning, etc., until dusk) unless they have actually had the dubious honor of experiencing it.

    I have. The purpose of my little film was to illustrate to those not in the know what it is like. If only for 3 minutes. My only hope is they don’t fuck up your property.

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