Milan – «There are nights when the piazza becomes an illegal open-air disco. With speakers for the music, noises, gatherings, alcohol. After the premises close, and here we have 6, the chaos continues. From the windows we hear everything: it’s like having the nightlife at home. “The residents of via Cesariano, a few steps from via Canonica and Arco della Pace, which live in the buildings overlooking the square with the children’s playground in the center decorated with the drawings of the artist Pao. “This place has two faces: in the afternoon it is frequented by families and children, the night is the scene of wild nightlife”. A discomfort complained of for months, which apparently continues even in the autumn with lots of fireworks: “We immortalized them from the windows. At first it looked like a bombing”. The scene shot by the very young has been published on social media, with a shot from below when the fuse is lit. The subsequent addition of the word “wishes” suggests that the goal was to celebrate someone.
Situation-photocopy to that of via Lecco, Porta Venezia area, where residents have already reported the explosion of firecrackers and the smoke of flaming torches in the middle of the street, joining the throng in the street and on the sidewalks, and the noises. “Groups arrive in via Cesariano who arrange crates, drink spirits brought from home or taken from the supermarket and transform some corners into toilets. They crowd up to 400 people”, underline the inhabitants, who have created a spontaneous group ” “also with some of the exhibitors to seek solutions.
In the morning, the swings and walls of the park are a cemetery of glass bottles and other waste, which remain there until the passage of Answer, daily. “Even in the evening, returning home, we have to do the slalom among the crowded people. And the ambulances would have difficulty passing. We would like more institutional attention, we would like via Cesariano to be included among the ‘hot’ areas, to be kept under control with the police, just like at the Arco della Pace “, the citizens conclude. The president of Municipio 1 Mattia Abdu points out that “the situation in via Cesariano is at the top of our priorities. Every corner of nightlife is unique, has its own peculiarities. We need to find a way to intervene here too”. At the forefront also the municipal councilor for youth policies Lorenzo Pacini: “There is a balance to be found. I propose a discussion table that involves residents, exhibitors, young people and institutions”. But there is not only via Cesariano: the cry for help also comes from via Paolo Sarpi, “where certain places act as a magnet – says the contact person of the association ‘Sarpi West non Far West’ Andrea Rossotti, in collaboration with the ViviSarpi association – and we have noises and crowds even until 2 am, under our windows. I measured the decibels: 72. There is no peace. We too ask for more attention and ask to be involved in the discussion table “.
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