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Noisy Slope Neighbors From Tween Rock ‘n Roll Hell!!!

February 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Oh, Park Freaking Slope, also producing so much drama. (Well, producing emails that transmit drama that we choose to copy and paste. This one is about having neighbors upstairs with a rock and roll band. And, we’re not talking TV on the Radio here. We mean a tween band, which is a Park Slope specialty and might even evolve into a bizarre sub-genre of music someday. Here’s the email from Park Slope Parents:

I live in an 8 unit building. There is one family in the building who has daily band practice.(drums symbols electric guitar) They claim to play onlt 2 hours a day 7 days a week. 4 till 6. This is usually the case, but not always. When not playing drums they play the piano intermittenly through out the day and evenings. I have tolerated the piano lessons for 5 or 6 years without complaint. But the drums and guitar are unbearable at any hour/ I cannot read sleep watch TV or live. I have tried discussing this with the parents. They believe that since this happens at reasonable hours its ok? I work at home. Please help. Suggestions comments?? Thank You . PS I live a quiet life. No one has ever complained about me.

It’s always the quiet ones that get screwed the worst. One might suggest trying to appear slightly deranged when dealing with the dear Slopians above–not so deranged as to attract the authorities but pretending to be deranged enough to make it appear that you have it deep within you to snap, go berserk and go on a rampage.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jr // Feb 19, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I had a weirdo living underneath me on Berkeley…would come up and complain if I turned my radio on at all…I mean LOW..I made him com ein and hear it…he complained when I turned a humidifier on…finally, I lost it, and laid down the low. I told him that I was going to go upstairs, and continue to be quiet, more than I should, out of consideration. Every time he came up to complain, it would get louder, PERMANENTLY. with each iteration, the volume would go up, and I would NEVER go back. He never complained again. He had no drop ceiling. He never looked into buying one. Some people need tough love.

  • 2 Brian // Feb 19, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Dude/Ma’am, you live in New York, specifically, Brooklyn. You’re going to hear people playing music. Deal with that, or move to Conn.

  • 3 lance // Feb 19, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Have you suggested that they rent an inexpensive practice room at the Brooklyn Conservatory on 7th and Lincoln?

    Have you called the EPA / 311? They’ll come and measure the noise.

    Have you tried waiting until these spoiled brat kids go to sleep, taping your speakers to the ceiling right underneath their beds, hitting play and cranking it up to eleven? See how long it takes Mr. & Mrs. Cobain to complain.

    p.s. – I find that Lou Reed’s “Metal Machine Music” or Gwar’s “Your Womb Is A Sewer” works best…

  • 4 Dave // Nov 3, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    People who think nothing of creating noise pollution (loud music) and only wanting to pleasure themselves with the audible crap, are people who seriously lack manners and tact. These people are selfish, egotistical and sometimes violent. My heart goes out to those who are kind and courteous neighbors who respect others’ right to peace and quiet.