While not nearly as painful as South Ferry, the 4,5,6 train platform at the Union Square station came in second, hitting jackhammer-level loudness at 104 decibels, according to the report. The Post also notes half of the stations tested came in over 100 on the meter, so maybe it's time to stop judging people who cover their ears when the train rumbles through. Or maybe just judge a little less?
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and thinks loud noises are probably the least of your worries on the subway. Send news tips to email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.