Well New Yawkers are used to loud people, who talk a lot. :) But it is the loudspeaker thing that gets my goat. It bring back memories for me of Hiyakawa, who ripped out the wires of a loudspeaker in San Francisco, and earned himself a Senate seat doing it.
SA Hayakawa was one of the two greatest college presidents of that era. I think us former Chicago Maroons know who the other one was.
He put that corpulent lush Daniel Patrick Moynihan and that skeletal, ossified, racist from West Virginia to shame.
If only California had a few more statesmen like him today.