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My Downstairs Neighbor Is Driving Me Crazy

Tuesday, August 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Vanasdale
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Have a noisy neighbor? Try mediation! 

Babies are noisy. But you know what’s also noisy? Someone banging on your floor and shouting obscenities. Just as your neighbor is entitled to a reasonable amount of quiet, so are you and your family.

New York City’s noise code “prohibits unreasonable noise, and deliberate harassment of somebody would certainly qualify as unreasonable,” said Alan Fierstein, the owner of Acoustilog, a Manhattan noise consultant with clients who have faced eviction proceedings for doing things like banging on ceilings or shouting through walls.

File a noise complaint with 311 or reach out to a mediation service, like the New York Peace Institute, which can intervene on your behalf.