- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A Brooklyn Synagogue’s weekly siren blast signaling the beginning of Shabbat is riling the neighbors.

The siren goes off twice every Friday night for about 90 seconds and nearby residents say it’s so loud it’s painful.

Tamar Halperin told WABC-TV (https://7ny.tv/2fkJrig ) it’s “like being in London during World War II.”

Neighbors say the siren was installed by Congregation Bais Yaakov Nechemia D’satmar on Myrtle Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant this summer. They say repeated complaints have been filed with 311 and the community board.

Efforts to contact officials at the synagogue were unsuccessful.

Inspectors from the Department of Environment Protection have issued a violation. A hearing on the matter has been scheduled for Nov. 22.

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Information from: WABC-TV, https://www.7online.com

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