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Re: noise

Posted by Nick on February 09, 1999 at 20:12:46:

In Reply to: noise posted by Jay on February 09, 1999 at 14:41:18:

: My wife and I have been living in an apartment in NYC for 19 months. We
: do not own a stero and we work 11+ hours a day (including commuting). We
: own a kitten and a 10 lb., 11 year old dog. About 3 months ago we received
: a letter from the landlord stating that the tenant below us had complained
: of excessive noise. We assumed that we were creating some noise because we
: hear footsteps, music, TV's, door slamming, pets, etc. from the apartments
: below and above us, but we had never been approached about the problem in
: person and we were a little annoyed that we were now suddenly in trouble with
: the landlord. The super informed us that we should lay down carpeting. So
: we covered our common areas with 1/2" padding underneath area rugs and we
: stopped wearing shoes around the apartment. Unfortunately this was not
: good enough for the tenant who hits her ceiling repeatedly whenever she
: hears noise. We have tried to speak with her without success and to date
: we still do not know the nature of our noise. We have spoken with other
: tenants in the building who have all said they hear their neighbors and
: thought our reaction to the problem was excessive. We are reasonable and
: we want to work this out with her, but we have run out of ideas and we are
: tired of hearing her knock at us when we walk around our home.

Try looking up NOISE on the front page of TenantNet. You might find something interesting there. Whatever you do, be absolutely certain your nieghbor has no graounds whatsoever to charge you with assault or with otherwise threatening her. If she's unbalanced, she could call the police and tell them that you threatened her. By the way, have you ever been away from your apartment for an extended time? If you have, has your neighbor ever complained about noise while you're away? If she has, that should tell you something.

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