I live in a 6 story building on a busy corner on Park Slope.
Fortunately, (and not coincidentally) all my windows face the courtyard I am somewhat insulated from the sounds of gridlock that are often in front of my house.
However, my building is being repointed. They are removing and replacing the mortar and bricks that make up the outside of my building.
To the right is the view from my kitchen window. In a few days this man will be jack hammering under and around my windows.
I gotta find a day job.