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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

the dog we look after for half the week doesn't bark while we're out. But she does wolf howl at the firetrucks when they pass.

I'm totally fine with that kinda noise... I love dogs, and they are going to make noise sometimes. But these things seriously bark for 6+ hours on end, nonstop. I don't even know how they do it.

But I'd take the dogs over the music any day of the week...
post #1232 of 6608
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Yeah, I tried dropping some hints a couple times when we got a package with their name on it and I took it down or whatever... Doesn't seem to have taken.

Calling the cops/311 is notoriously ineffective in New York, so I'm not optimistic.

I guess I should be neighborly and ask them directly to cool it before I go to the landlord about it...

Definitely go to them first. If they're decent people, they will be very concerned that their dogs are bothering their neighbors.
post #1233 of 6608
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

Definitely go to them first. If they're decent people, they will be very concerned that their dogs are bothering their neighbors.

Let's hope.
post #1234 of 6608
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

New downstairs neighbors who think it is OK to blast metal music at all hours of the day. Complete with subwoofer cranked up so loud that pictures have to be straightened when they are done.

They came home last night at 2AM and did this. After my wife had been up all night throwing up, and had just gotten to sleep.

And to top it off, whenever they aren't home, their dogs bark literally nonstop.

Real estate values in New Haven just went up.
post #1235 of 6608
i'd much rather contemplate drilling my ears out in a noisy building than drilling my eyes out in a wretch like new haven
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Thus you live in NYC.
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Thread Starter 
I guess I was lucky, the two NYC apartments I had were very quiet. Street noise was kind of bad in one--we were on a corner--but not unlivable.
post #1238 of 6608
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My new neighbour is an opera singer who practices all day, every day. It's kind of lovely.

 

lefty

 

Jealous! Not our neighbors, but a couple somewhere on the ventilation duct, have a "spirited conversation" every single day lasting about 6:00-9:00 p.m., with the occasional middle of the night "discussion."

post #1239 of 6608
Street noise sucks, but is livable. The problem with this music is the bass. No amount of white noise or earplugs drowns out the vibrations.

Funny enough, one of the big reasons we took this apartment was because it was quiet. Landlord had just redone the place, put in nice double pane windows. We checked out the upstairs and (original) downstairs neighbors, and it seemed like everyone was great; totally normal people who get up and go to work every morning and so aren't out until all hours of the night. The apartment below us sat empty for a few months when the last tenant moved out, so I'm guessing the landlord may have lowered his standards a bit to get someone in the unit.
post #1240 of 6608
Being a business owner in NYC, I can tell you without fear of contradiction the biggest reason NY sucks for me is the amount of governmental intrusion/regulation. I can tell you that at least 60% of my day is dealing with some law/regulation/compliance issue, and Im being conservative. Not adding value to my clients, not managing my employees, but govt compliance.
post #1241 of 6608
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Originally Posted by NewYorkBuck View Post

Being a business owner in NYC, I can tell you without fear of contradiction the biggest reason NY sucks for me is the amount of governmental intrusion/regulation. I can tell you that at least 60% of my day is dealing with some law/regulation/compliance issue, and Im being conservative. Not adding value to my clients, not managing my employees, but govt compliance.

This happens to my dad too. He spends COUNTLESS hours dealing with regulatory, inspection, paperwork etc government bullshit.
post #1242 of 6608
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

New downstairs neighbors who think it is OK to blast metal music at all hours of the day. Complete with subwoofer cranked up so loud that pictures have to be straightened when they are done.

They came home last night at 2AM and did this. After my wife had been up all night throwing up, and had just gotten to sleep.

And to top it off, whenever they aren't home, their dogs bark literally nonstop.

new neighbors at that?? wow... sux for you bro.....
post #1243 of 6608
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Street noise sucks, but is livable. The problem with this music is the bass. No amount of white noise or earplugs drowns out the vibrations.

Correct, its because you don't actually hear deep bass, you feel it -unless you take Ketamine.
post #1244 of 6608
i have my subwoofer against a wall and every now and then I'll blast something for my personal enjoyment.


I am 98% sure that my neighbor is a drug dealer and we have a mutual no-complains thing going.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I am 98% sure that my neighbor is a drug dealer and we have a mutual no-complains thing going.

This qualifies for 'rich man poor man'.


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