So just how f$@*ing loud is New York? (video)

Um, pretty damn loud. We took to the streets to test the noise levels at Gotham bars, subway platforms, parks and more

Surprise surprise: This city is noisy. Which is why we dedicated a whole issue to NYC spots where you can get a bit of peace and quiet, be they cafes, green spaces or bars (really). And with that in mind, we armed our intrepid associate editor, Andrew Frisicano, with the Decibel Meter iPhone app to find out exactly how ear-splitting some areas around town get.

How many decibels is...

Rose Main Reading Room: 63
Bryant Park: 69
Times Square: 76
A construction site: 77
Katz's Delicatessen: 84
Grand Central Terminal: 88
A subway platform: 100
Epstein's Bar: 102
Pianos: 110

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Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob)

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