Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00I have been a resident of the Village of Westbury since 1983. I have always found it to be a quiet and quaint place in which to live and raise my children. I always loved my neighborhood and felt safe to walk around.
In the past 4-5 years that has all changed. I find many strange people walking around my neighborhood at all times of the night. I am not out at night that much but when I am it causes me to be to be extra cautious. We also have neighbors who have large tropical birds, which they leave outside and they are very loud.
What really upsets me is the music that I hear playing from people’s homes that live around me. I am especially upset by the restaurant on Union Avenue blasting their music at all times of the night. Although I live a block away, I cannot leave my windows open at night or I will be unable to sleep. During the summer I can hear the music in the middle of the night with my windows closed and the air conditioner running!
As one community we must all live together. We all pay taxes and mortgage or rent for the place in which we live. We should make an effort to respect each other’s property and privacy. Feel free to play your music but not to the point where you are disturbing others. I would like to see Westbury be the peaceful, quaint community that we used to be. Any assistance by the local authorities to reinforce the laws of the village to make that happen would be welcomed by all.