Thursday, December 18, 2014
Noise nightmare for neighbors comes to an end as 7-11 moves AC units to the roof on Avenue A
More than 15 months after 7-Eleven installed three noisy refrigeration units in an alleyway between 500 and 502 E. 11th St., workers arrived this morning to move them to the building's rooftop where they hopefully won't keep neighbors up all night.
Back in October, the Department of Environmental Protection ordered the Avenue A 7-Eleven to stop using the units, saying they violated the city's noise code. At the time, 7-Eleven reps said that they needed more time to sign a contract with a company to move the equipment. Landlord Westminster City Living claimed that 7-Eleven had refused to meet with them to discuss the ongoing issue.
As previously noted, the constant grinding, clicking noise caused several tenants in 502 East 11th St. to abandon their bedrooms.
[Photo via the No 7-Eleven Blog]
The crane was originally scheduled to arrive last Thursday, but the company had to amend their plans the day before the lift.
Upon hearing that news last week, one resident wrote, "We are at our emotional ends — exhausted beyond belief. We were fantasizing about the use of our living room for a Christmas tree (instead of a cluttered bedroom), and now we will have to wait… until when?"
The wait appears to be over… as these photos by Brian Katz, one of the residents who has endured the noise, show…
Previously on EV Grieve:
3 new AC units at incoming 7-Eleven prompts Partial Stop Work Order
A WHOOSHING AC unit update: 'We are roundly being ignored by 7-Eleven and Westminster NYC'
Report: 7-Eleven's AC units have forced residents from their bedrooms on Avenue A & East 11th St.
Local pols blast 7-Eleven for blocking order to remove noisy refrigeration unit at 170 Avenue A
1 year later, 7-Eleven asks for more time to move noisy refrigeration units from residential windows