Assaulted by noise!
Hi Everyone. I am looking for advice in dealing with extreme street noise. I live next to a small area with some planters, a couple bench/table combos, and seating. It's almost a park, so let's just call it a tiny park. Anyway, the denizens of my neighborhood think this is a GREAT place to have parties. They will open their car doors to blast music, eat, drink, smoke pot, and be super loud until 2, 3 or even 4 in the morning. I have called the cops, they don't seem to care much. My boyfriend got into a confrontation with some of them one night, which ended it at the time, but a few days later they were just back at it again.
So I am trying to figure out how to block the noise from the inside. Does anyone have any tips on sound proofing against outside noise that does NOT involve never seeing sunlight again in the affected rooms? And if anyone has any tips on getting the authorities to pay attention and do something about party central outside, that would be appreciated to.