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Complaints About Bar and Club Noise on the Rise in NYC

Noise complaints about bars and clubs in New York City are increasing and a new report suggests officials could do a better job of addressing the problem.

The number of noise complaints about bars and clubs more than doubled between 2010 and 2015, from 38,000 to more than 93,000, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. 

Many bars and clubs were repeat offenders, with 277 businesses that each received 100 or more complaints.

DiNapoli says many establishments faced "little to no repercussions" following complaints.

The audit recommended that the New York State Liquor Authority and New York City Police Department improve their coordination, better analyze noise complaint records and crack down on bars and clubs that prompt repeat complaints.

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