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Re: Construction in building: there's a law

Posted by Anna on April 21, 2000 at 17:38:50:

In Reply to: Construction in building posted by tenant on April 18, 2000 at 20:52:03:

: The building owners have been refurbishing apartments one by one (the super does the construction). I moved in two months ago and the 1st re-do was across the hall. It took weeks and was very loud. Now they're doing the place downstairs, 5 weeks total they say, 2 weeks to go and more apts will be done after that. It's 9pm on a Tuesday and they're hammering the ceiling (my floor), very loud. Aren't there any guidlines on when they can do this? They work on weekends, until 9pm daily. I called the landlord finally and he said "well if you weren't home so much lately it wouldn't bother you" - I freelance at home sometimes. He said that he'd tell them not to work past 8pm anymore, still seems late. I pay alot of rent, was never warned about this and its not rent stabilized or controlled - just doesn't seem fair.


1. Go to the Buildings Dept on http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/ . Read about Work Permits; the hours are 8:00am-5:00pm, except for emergencies?

2. In NYC, there is a fairly recent local law prohibiting 'use of power tools' (meant for professionals, not your hobby-use) on weekends and before 7:00am or after 5:00pm (?) on weekdays. It is part of the NYC Administrative Code, but I don't remember the section number. This is available in some NYPL branches, it was in the Pocket Part at the back of the book.Try Article 27.

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