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Re: ranting and raving

Posted by Anna on May 06, 1999 at 09:47:13:

In Reply to: ranting and raving posted by Joe Klein on May 03, 1999 at 10:13:52:

: What, if anything can be done to register a complaint about an old woman that yells and screams in the hallway, opens and slams her door during these fits. She is not mentally stable, and is unpredictable in her behavior. I told the Super who lives in the building, about her fit that woke me last night, and he seemed to know nothing about it, and that no one else had complained to him about her incident last night. This is in Manhattan in a rent controlled building, if that matters.


First: you could speak to your other neighbors, get a more complete picture of her condition, could be they stopped complaining years ago, could be it doesn't bother them as much as it does you, could be she is not "unstable" and a danger to herself or to the building.
Second: if she is "old" and "unstable", not just "eccentric": does she have care-givers who visit on a regular basis? home-care providers, social service case-worker or even Meals-on-Wheels? you could speak with them. Get a couple of emergency phone numbers from these people or the Super or your neighbors.
Third: after you get more information, you could write a letter, preferably together with your neighbors, to your Landlord, mailed RRR, expressing your concerns for everybody's safety.

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