Shh: Boro Park Is the Quietest Neighborhood in NYC

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A quiet 12th Ave. in Boro Park this past April. (Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office)

Thirteenth Avenue may by a bustling shopping center and the square mile and a half of Boro Park may have more shuls than could be counted, but a study released this week finds the dense neighborhood heavily populated by Orthodox Jews to be the quietest In New York City.

RentHop’s data science team studies noise complaints received by the city to measure the audio level in the hundreds of neighborhoods in the city that never sleeps. They found that Boro Parkers complained the least about noise so far this year, either because they are not complainers or there’s nothing to complain about. Only .00324 percent of the neighborhood’s approximately 120,000 residents — or a fraction less than 4 — registered a noise complaint.

Manhattan’s quietest neighborhood is the Upper East Side, Queens’ is Bayside Hill and the quietest people in the Bronx live in Parkchester.

It’s not always the loudest kid in the room who makes the news.