Lwalker wrote:Mr. Elshal wrote:Lwalker wrote:Incoming 1L here trying to do a housing search remotely. Assuming a lot of law students live in the building right across from Wasserstein (1600 Mass Ave). Anyone know if living right there is noisy given that it's facing Mass Ave? Is that a noisy road to live next to?
Mass Ave can get noisy late at night on the weekends (drunk people tend to sing very loudly as they walk down the street). I didn't mind it, though. I would just go to the window and tell them to shut up. Most of the time they did. If you could get an apartment facing the back, though, that would definitely be much quieter.
Also, I don't know if it was just this year (maybe they got it out of their system), but there was a ton of street work being done on Mass Ave, and they only do work after 10pm. So that noise was typically unbearable and would go until around 4am. There was a solid month-long period of that in the beginning of the school-year, and more than a few follow-ups throughout the year. Like I said, though, facing the back might make a big difference.
Thanks for the info! I was expecting cars/sirens to be the issue. The odd drunk person here and there sounds manageable.
Sirens really weren't bad. Every now and then the police would pull someone over, but some blackout shades will block the flashing lights and they typically don't run the siren for very long at all. In fact, I think they frequently just don't use the siren, and just flip on the lights or use a megaphone to shout at the driver they're pulling over.
All in all, I lived on Mass. Ave for 2 years and had many restful nights. The only problem was street work, and I doubt they'll rip up a fresh street now anyway.