petitesoeur aka the mad rambler (petitesoeur) wrote in ask_the_oracle,
petitesoeur aka the mad rambler

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what to do about my noisy neighbors

here's the story:
directly across from me there is a several floors brownstone with a rooftop terrace adjacent to its topfloor apartment. its occupants have turned it into a deck & had a really raucous party last nite until the wee hours of the morning. no music blasting just unbelievably loud (bar sound level} conversation until at least two thirty in the AM. i think this is a harbinger of things to come.

i need to develop a strategy to deal with my noisy neighbors.

any suggestions?
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I have been thru this several times, as I live in the "ghetto".

I like to begin with a polite but direct in person confrontation:

"Hi, I don't know if you realize this, but I live at (place) and could hear your party until (time). This is difficult for me because (made up reason), so if you could keep me informed as to when you'll be entertaining that will help me out a lot". Translation: this shit was very rude and must not continue.

If they are not complete assholes, this will work. Often, people will give you thier phone # so you can call them about noise before calling the cops. If this does NOT work, you can call the cops, mob or whoever does your enforcing without worrying about being the bad guy.

I also enjoy playing opera loudly in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning. Drives those rap guys nuts!
Sticky situation no doubt,most times when one confronts or complains it backfires and typically causes bad feelings.Have no real solution or advice to speak of really,damned if you do & damned if ya don't.Basically your "call"....sorry.:(