Post # 31
crackktheskyy: That’s frustrating. I don’t miss apartment living. 🙁 You could download a white noise app on your phone (I know there’s some free ones) and use headphones for now. Maybe it will at least help you concentrate on work. I used to sleep with ear buds in with the white noise if neighbors were too loud in my apt.
Post # 32
crackktheskyy: um yeah IDK where the PP are coming from that it should be ‘boo hoo’ its a wedding. If the music is that loud that you can’t hear your TV they need to turn it down. I would call the police dept ( NOT 911- but the actual department number) and make a complaint. And seriously Columbus day is NOT a holiday for most people, so that argument doesnt hold any weight.<br />
Id be seriously annoyed too, even if it was a Saturday.
Post # 33
I personally would never call the cops. But I get really excited/happy seeing other people including strangers getting married. Maybe they’re just a really loud/celebratory bunch of people? Some cultures are like that!
I do sympathise with you though. If only you had some noise-cancelling headphones… those things are amazing! You totally wouldn’t be able to hear a thing!
Post # 34
crackktheskyy: If they’re doing it in the street and you saw police cars there, I can almost guarantee they have a permit, including a likely noise ordinance exception, which is what we had to get for our wedding. Though you don’t even usually need that before 10 PM. So I doubt there’s much you can do to make them stop. Do you have noise canceling headphones? Those are awesome. But, to be honest, it sounds like you’re probably more distracted by your indignation than you are by the actual noise. Regardless, I hope it’s quieted down and you’re now able ot get ome work done!
Post # 35
- Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY
crackktheskyy: I 100% sympathize with you. I live next to a very nice hotel and it is ultimately a very popular wedding locaton (we considered it, but it was too small). Thankfully, our various co-op boards and residential governing bodies have contracted that the hotel cannot host any event on the roof after midnight.
All that being said, while calling the police might help in the short term, I would suggest asking your co-op or tennant board to write up a formal complaint and start the conversation on creating standard rules for events in your residential neighborhood.
In the short term, pretend you work in a cubicle and put some ear buds in to drown out the noise. It sucks, but if you have to work, you have to find a way to deal with it. Good luck!
Post # 36
Interesting. So cash bars are a no go because it’s inconvenient to guests, but loud noise is ok because screw everyone else!
I would try to contact the coordinator to turn it down, and if that fails, call the cops. We have noise ordinances in the city, and part of that involves notification. (For example, it’s understood that the baseball game can be noisy, and itms schedule is online, plus the park senda out info to the local residents. Random party? Nope.)
Post # 37
Ugh. So how did it all resolve? Did they shut down at 10?
I totally agree that just because it’s a wedding does not mean they get a free pass on inconviencing everyone else in the neighborhood.
Post # 38
I’m curious too. My advice would have been to approach the police officers who are on site and then to file a 311 complaint. I most certainly would not have tolerated it, shut up about it, put on a dress and joined the party, etc. as others suggested. How stupid! Most likely there are noise ordinances and you should not have been able to hear music inside your apartment and over your TV at any hour of the day or night. You have a right to quiet enjoyment of your property that is being infringed on regardless of whether or not the party is a wedding. I hope you were able to resolve the situation.
Post # 39
Like our neighbor thought, it quieted down sometime around 10. I don’t know exactly when because I hopped in the shower for lik 30 minutes in an attempt to clear out my sinuses and get away from the noise.
Don’t get me wrong — I love weddings. When I stay overnight in a hotel over the weekend and there is a wedding going on, I’ll make Fiance hang out with me in the lobby just to watch all of the commotion. Seriously. But when a live band is being blasted through PA speakers 40 feet from your doorstep at 8pm on a Sunday when you’re already sick and trying to work, I guess I feel less celebratory!
At least by the time I got out the bass was no longer pumping so loud tht I couldn’t focus on what I was reading.
I woke up super sick today, though, so maybe I was just cranky last night because I felt it coming on 🙁
Thanks everyone else who took the time to reply to this thread.
For anyone lurking and wondering if they should host their wedding reception in the middle of a residential street….I would recommend that you not do that, even if you can obtain the proper permits. Your neighbors won’t think very highly of you!
Post # 40
crackktheskyy: In my town residents are supposed to be notified if they are within a certain range. We are 2 blocks from a bar that has an outdoor band 2 times a year til 6pm. Might be the same in your town?