[The former Virgins]
Updated a few things from the previous version...
Oh, back in October 2012, there were published reports about The Virgins practicing in frontman Donald Cumming's apartment on Second Avenue between St. Mark's Place and East Seventh Street. Some people didn't care for the noise.
"I think they are so full of themselves they keep their window open," said the resident, who declined to provide her name, at a meeting of the Ninth Precinct Community Council.
And that was that.
The band officially broke up back in November.
Now the noise complaints from the building are back ... with a band playing (previewing Cumming's upcoming solo record?), practicing (whatever!) with the windows open again ... and some neighbors aren't happy, as we've heard.
One resident said that the band started playing last night around 10:30-11 ... and continued until near 2 a.m. Ditto for Sunday evening. They didn't play for as long on Monday night — until 11 or so.
"They are so absurdly loud ... and it's really disruptive to those of us in the East Village who work 9-5 (more like 8-7) jobs," one neighbor told us today. "It's hard to sleep when the music is playing so loud."
"I've called 311 and the 9th precinct; 311 doesn't ever get back to me, and the 9th Precinct has hung up on my phone calls at least seven times," the resident said. "I appreciate that they're part of what makes this neighborhood great, but it's really impacting my sleep schedule — and that of my neighbor's — in a negative way."