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Re: Construction in building: fines

Posted by link on April 21, 2000 at 21:53:55:

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.


Environmental Protection Committee Chair Stanley E. Michels said, "This law will at last give us
a stronger weapon against those persistent violators who ignore our right to live in a city free of
unreasonable noise."

Penalties for engaging in construction outside the hours of 7 am-6pm on the weekdays, with
the exception of one- or two- family dwellings, convents, or rectories which can engage in these
activities on Sat. & Sun. between 10am and 4pm, are as follows:

First Violation: $875-$3,500

Second Violation: $1,750- $7,000

Third Violation: $2,625- $10,500

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