1. The Department of Environmental Protection Also Handles Noise Complaints

In addition to matters dealing with the city’s water supply and air quality, the DEP also handles noise complaints. As previously reported by Untapped Cities, the mapping tool, CartoDB, created a map of New York City’s 311 noise complaint calls from 2015. The interactive maps show which areas make the most complaints as well as the type of complaint made. For example, Manhattan is the borough with the most noise complaints, and the neighborhoods of Harlem and Inwood have the most loud music complaints made.