The Upper West Side has produced the second highest number of air quality complaints this year, Patch first reported. According to a recent study by Amast, which extracted data from 311, we’ve so far complained 151 times, just trailing Greenpoint/Williamsburg, whose residents have filed 175 complaints.
We actually came in first place last year, so if we buckle down, there’s plenty of time to catch up.
In 2020 so far, 75 of our complaints have been about fumes and odors – coming mostly from idle vehicles, but also from businesses like restaurants and nail salons.
The second biggest complaint-category has been smoke from chimneys or vents, which have yielded 58 grumbles.
Lastly, 18 Upper West Siders have complained about dust from construction and demolition sites.