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Park Slope CrossFit Angers Locals by Being So Insanely Tough

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A CrossFit gym on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope is doing more than just beefing up the neighborhood. According to the Brooklyn Paper, it's driving some locals crazy, specifically the residents of the apartment building next door. The story goes: "Residents of a Fifth Avenue apartment building next door to a CrossFit gym near 22nd Street say that they can hear the guttural cries from their bedrooms and that the up-to-300-pound weights land so hard that both buildings shake."

Among the noise complaints are the semi-truck wheels rolling across the floor, the dropping of the above-mentioned weights, and the shouts of trainers leading cardio drills outside—all of which, one resident explains, leads to babies crying and dogs barking. One CrossFit regular is sorry he's not sorry: "At the end of a high intensity workout you just don't have anything else left in the tank. You shouldn't drop [the weights], but a lot of the times you can't help it."
· Slopers say the CrossFit gym next door is like an earthquake [Brooklyn Paper]
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CrossFit 718

712 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY