Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Bklink: Things That Go Beep in the Night

June 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

link-asterisk.jpg“For the past several months there has been a loud, annoying beeping noise on 16th street, between 7th and 8th. It sounds like a little ping, is high pitched and happens at 1 minute intervals. (I timed it!) I have walked outside and I know it is not a smoke detector battery or some sort; you can hear it for half of the block. We do have two new big condo buildings on this block, could it be coming from there?”–Brooklynian

Tags: Shortlink · South Slope

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  • 1 PLG Reader // Jun 25, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Here’s another noise that I call the “squelch of death.” It happens in PLG around Rutland and Flatbush.

    It sounds like a giant metal door squeaking. It happens every few minutes. It’s bone-curdling. I have tried for months to find its source. No luck.

    Anyone have any ideas?

  • 2 DinLA // Apr 23, 2009 at 11:41 am

    I wish I knew the answer too. Have the same thing happening here in my apt in LA. Every minute, 24 hours a day, a single chirp or beep or whatever it is.
    It’s not too loud, so I manage to fall asleep, but it can be extremely annoying when trying to read or do anything quietly.
    If anyone knows what this is please help!