Thursday, February 18, 2021

Noted

An EVG reader shares this Urban Etiquette Sign from a building on Ninth Street... which asks the occupant to please be considerate of other tenants (tennants!)... Why?
All of us can hear everything that happens in your apartment... 
Yes.... 
Everything ..... 

      (Literally ... everything)

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don’t think using duct tape is appropriate with a note like this. Lol

hywel dda said...

That can only be some new construction where the walls are aluminum studs with a piece of wall board on each side. But, granite countertops!!! Whooeeee!

Eden Bee said...

I wonder if they can hear EVERYTHING though?

Dave on 7tth said...

Every New Yorker should take this assume this to be the case.

Grieve said...

I don’t think so...

Anonymous said...

based on the plea for courtesy think this is a behavior oriented not (only) construction related issue,

the volume some people live at is ridiculous have noticed some of the folks who come from a more suburban or less dense urban situation, confuse the NY ethos for sane apt dwelling : it's not everyone make as much noise as they want it's everyone be considerate and quiet ....that makes for good neighbors!

Jen said...

If I could leave a note for my neighbors in my creaky old walkup, it would be "When you do the 7-Minute Workout in your apartment, we ALL do the 7-Minute Workout in our apartments"

Sarah said...

Maybe there are many lead singers of the Pet Shop Boys in the building? We all need to be considerate of them!

Anonymous said...

Although I agree that all those condo/rental buildings being built in the last 12-15 years are made of cheap materials, nevertheless, I've been living in a 1963 built building, and I could hear everything there as well, literally everything.

Anonymous said...

Otherwise they would have said so.

noble neolani said...

"I don’t think using duct tape is appropriate with a note like this. Lol"

Agree, however Gorilla Glue would have a worst choice though.

Anonymous said...

Translation: I'm not getting any and you shouldn't be either.

Eden Bee said...

I sympathize with this. My upstairs neighbor is horrible. And he doesn't seem to sleep either. He keeps us up all night blasting music so loud we can't watch a movie or even talk to each other without shouting. Then somehow he is up before us at 8am vacuuming and bowling. I assume he is bowling because that is what is sounds like. We have left notes, spoken in person etc. He insisted he removes his 8 inch platform shoes as soon as he gets home but as he told us this he had them on at 2am. We always remove our shoes as we know our downstairs neighbor can hear us if we leave them on. He is young and was having parties all summer long. Cops were called as I think he was so loud he broke his window somehow. Our photos fell off the wall it was like an earthquake. After the cops came he stopped with the parties but the insane bass music still goes on and on and the loud boots stomping until 4am and then again at 8am. We realize there is nothing we can do except hope he moves out. If he is a college kid he will move on eventually. Having a bad neighbor is pretty life ruining. Your life revolves around theirs.

Anonymous said...

I can hear my neighbor flush his toilet, when his cell phone vibrates, when he's just talking on the phone, when he pukes... it's lovely.

Grieve said...

Ugh. Sorry you have to deal with that, Eden. A few apartments ago I had subletters into techno next door. Or at least one song. They only played one song at Limelight volume too often. They refused to answer the door. I mentioned it to my landlord, and I think he had them vaporized. Never heard or saw them again.

I had some upstairs neighbors who were cokehead restaurant managers ... and they brought the party home with them at 4 am. most nights/ mornings. Lots of heels and jumping up and down to the music. They’d be apologetic but ... anyway they moved out after a year. Their restaurant closed too.

Jogger said...

It’s the worst! I had an acting student who would act out all of her scenes at top volume, I could Shazam the music she would play from my couch. She moved away because of COVID. Silver lining

Eden Bee said...

I lived in a squat and even there I made sure to ask my neighbors if my shit was too loud. I could not enjoy my party knowing it was making others hate me. Thanks Grieve, yeah this is a nightmare. we had a downstairs neighbor who played the Stones Gimme Shelter all night every night for a year. He was a junkie and it would be on repeat over and over as he passed out. One night John had enough and went down there and yelled at him. The guy called him a liar until John began to sing the song at him top volume and the guy looked shocked. Had no idea we could hear it. He said sorry and we went back to sleep. A few hours later he wakes us again and this time he has Enteman's cinnamon buns all half eaten and says hey I want to give you these I am so sorry! We were so mad haha..But we took the buns and John was really nice to him and said thanks..soon after the man was found dead in his apt. Like the next night. I kept telling John YOU ARE A SUSPECT WE ALL HEARD YOU RELUCTANTLY TAKE THE CINNAMON BUNS! But I think the guy was actually killed by a drug dealer. My building is pretty nuts really. Half rent control so some old NYC folks here. Less and less though as they either die or get evicted. That one cop who died a few yeas ago and who was one of the first to be openly gay on the force in the 70s lived here. And this wacky hooker who had her john's coming in and out all day and night used to pass out in the elevator and I would carry her to her apt. Anyway this kid better move out soon Hope he is on a one year lease! I think he is like 18 and he is here instead of a dorm.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's tough with those post-grad on the town types that don't get it. Leaving their clunky shoes on and stomping around, using a bass subwoofer, and then they're not friendly to neighbors so its difficult to even talk to them like a reasonable human.