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Best way to replace borrowed tool?

How should I handle the reimbursement/replacement of a tool I borrowed from a friendly neighbor then broke. [more inside]
posted by Ommcc on Apr 20, 2012 - 24 answers

How (and if) to help ailing neighbors

How to offer help to ailing neighbors (and if to offer help at all). [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Apr 17, 2012 - 17 answers

What is the best way to deal with a neighbor's smelly dog kennel?

I live in a house in a suburban neighborhood and my neighbor's dog lives full-time in a kennel that is on the line of our property. The neighbors do not clean the kennel regularly and it smells. [more inside]
posted by WhathaveIdonenow? on Apr 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Neighborly Peace, I'm looking for you.

How do I make peace with neighbors? [more inside]
posted by mild deer on Mar 30, 2012 - 30 answers

help us quiet barky mcbarkypants

Is there a way for us to endear ourselves to the barking terror next door so that we don't have to listen to his aggressiveness every time we open the door out back? [more inside]
posted by adrianna aria on Mar 17, 2012 - 15 answers

What can I do about my problem neighbors?

My neighbors moved in two days ago, and haven't stopped yelling since. And they're drug dealers. Can I nip this in the bud? [more inside]
posted by vathek on Mar 5, 2012 - 18 answers

How do I deal with noise-sensitive neighbors?

How do I deal with noise-sensitive neighbors? [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle on Feb 26, 2012 - 35 answers

Cats: Begone!

How can I keep my neighbor's cats out of my hair (and yard) ?! [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Feb 20, 2012 - 23 answers

Beeeeep. Beeeeep. Beeeep.

There is a smoke detector in my building doing the low-battery chirp, and it's been going off for DAYS. How do I make it stop? Please, please help. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Feb 17, 2012 - 24 answers

Is there anything I can do about my noisy neighbor?

Is there anything I can do about my noisy neighbor? [more inside]
posted by dolce_voce on Jan 26, 2012 - 12 answers

Someone is banging on my door ... wait no people are banging in their bed.

This weekend I woke up to, what I thought, was someone banging on my apartment door at 4AM. After getting up I realized it was my neighbors going at it. They must have moved their headboard against our shared wall. Any ideas on how to discretely ask them to move their bed, or is that out of bounds? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2012 - 15 answers

Squeak squeak squeak squeak

How do I either stop my bed from squeaking or stop being embarrassed about my downstairs neighbors potentially hearing it? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Dec 27, 2011 - 28 answers

apologetic neighborly gift

I accidentally neglected to pick up my dog's poop in a shared yard, which my neighbor subsequently stepped in and got on their porch! I am mortified. In addition to assuring them that it will never happen again, I want to offer an apologetic gift. What would be appropriate in this situation? Flowers? Food? Help!
posted by shotgunbooty on Nov 6, 2011 - 19 answers

How much howling is too much?

Our dog howls in sadness when we leave(about 8am), for no more than two minutes. Then she sleeps for the rest of the day. Our neighbors, who sleep until 1pm, want silence. Are we being unreasonable in considering their request unreasonable? [more inside]
posted by rockindata on Oct 31, 2011 - 66 answers

Oooo what's that smell?!

Drug Filter: How do to keep the smell from being noticed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 - 22 answers

How early is too early to practice the piano?

How early is too early to practice the piano if you live in an apartment? [more inside]
posted by Sandor Clegane on Oct 20, 2011 - 34 answers

Hi!

Best way to get to know your new neighbors? We are buying a home and want to build a good relationship with our new neighbors. What are your recommendations for introducing yourselves without coming off as pushy? We believe that knowing your neighbors helps for a good community, but we don't want to seem over the top. Cookies? Muffins? Knock on the door and say hi? What has been successful for you? [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Sep 28, 2011 - 28 answers

Save my neighbor's tree from my hot water heater!

Are we killing our neighbor's tree with our hot water heater? If so, what can we do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 - 14 answers

The quandry of a nosy neighbour.

We live in a large apartment building mainly occupied by retirees and young professionals. It's pretty quiet and there's not usually a lot of drama around here. A month or two ago, new young couple moved in on our floor. Coincidentally, also a month or two ago, we started hearing loud, angry arguments coming from one of the nearby apartments. The yelling makes me awfully uncomfortable and I feel like I should help somehow. Do I have any responsibilities as a neighbour apartment dweller to make sure everyone is all right down the hall? [more inside]
posted by unlapsing on Sep 17, 2011 - 22 answers

How do I walk more quietly?

My neighbors complained to me (in a polite, reasonable way) about me walking too loudly. How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by oranger on Aug 23, 2011 - 38 answers

Found Kitty Etiquette

Cute little cat help: Orange kitty, young, declawed, followed my wife home from her walk just now. We think we know where kitty belongs, but the people don't seem to be home. [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Aug 8, 2011 - 12 answers

Am I missing something here?

Neighbor is hot to start a business with me. What precautions do I take? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Jul 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Will you please be quiet please? -- But I am!

What's the best strategy for handling an enraged neighbor? [more inside]
posted by sideofwry on Jul 20, 2011 - 26 answers

How to deal with back handed comments over daycare?

'But why would you have kids if you are just going to have somebody else (meaning daycare) raise them'? The next time my neighbor offers up this little nugget of superority I'd like to have a snarky assed comment ready.. [more inside]
posted by Frosted Cactus on Jul 13, 2011 - 79 answers

Family Friendly Austin

Looking for family friendly neighborhoods in Austin. My wife and two small kids will be relocating to Austin. Our current neighborhood is filled with kids playing in the street and neighbors interacting with each other. We know and hang-out with a lot of our neighbors. We want a neighborhood / community like that in Austin. I know a lot of master planned communities bill themselves as family friendly but a lot of them always seem like ghost towns. Where are the true active / friendly communities in Austin?
posted by jasondigitized on Jun 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Please help me shut this dog up.

How can I get my neighbors to silence their constantly barking dog, considering I'm not sure how to communicate with them? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on May 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Am I a bad neighbor?

The "Am I a Bad Neighbor" Question: I run with my dog in my urban neighborhood (think single family homes with alleyways) on an almost-daily basis. My dog is a serial pooper (he generally poops 2-3 times, right at the beginning of the run), and I've gotten in the habit of throwing the poop bags in my neighbors' garbage cans after I've picked up his business. Am I a bad neighbor? [more inside]
posted by elquien on Mar 30, 2011 - 79 answers

The zombies want through this gate!!!

We just bought our dream home and moved in the end of last month. Now I'm already having an issue with the neighbor regarding a gate. Long details inside... [more inside]
posted by rainygrl716 on Mar 9, 2011 - 36 answers

I don't want to write back on an empty soda bottle

How should I set things right with my neighbor when their communications to me have been slightly crazy? [more inside]
posted by missmary6 on Feb 26, 2011 - 31 answers

help me lessen the stink

What scents are good at minimizing/masking/neutralizing cigarette smoke? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Feb 7, 2011 - 21 answers

I just want to go to sleep, dammit!

How can I make the best out of an upcoming meeting between myself, my landlord, and my noisy downstairs neighbors? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Feb 4, 2011 - 41 answers

Good fences make good neighbors?

What are my obligations as a neighbor with a shared driveway? I really don't want to be a special snowflake. [more inside]
posted by mearls on Feb 4, 2011 - 17 answers

Dude, you're totally harshing my network connection.

I feel like a dick asking this, but is there any way to tell if my neighbors are throttling our shared internet connection with downloads? And if they are, is there any way to partition the connection so my connection's not affected? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Feb 3, 2011 - 24 answers

Help with a Barking Dog

My boyfriend is working the night shift for several months, and our neighbor's dog's barking is waking him up in the morning. We are looking for suggestions on how to handle this. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 19, 2011 - 26 answers

neighborhood handyman is a supposedly reformed predator

Should I tell my neighbors that their landscaper/handyman is a violent sex offender? [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Dec 2, 2010 - 79 answers

All my router-y neighbors are jamming my internets!

How can I reduce/eliminate interference from other wireless routers in my apartment building? I have a Belkin Wireless N+ router connected to a Linksys modem with Comcast cable internet. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Oct 29, 2010 - 18 answers

Why *wouldn't* we want a legal agreement for a shared fence w/neighbor?

Please help me figure out if I'm being unreasonable to want more than a "handshake agreement" between my condo association and our neighbor to have that neighbor a) build a fence that b) straddles our two properties and c) wants us to pay 1/2 of the construction costs for, and that d) we'd "co-own and maintain." Condo drama inside. [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Oct 5, 2010 - 38 answers

Help; we can't breathe!

What are our legal options for relief from a neighbor's constant, extreme cologne when we have a severe, documented medical response? [more inside]
posted by tangram1 on Aug 19, 2010 - 32 answers

Scary Neighbor Or My Bad?

What should I do about my angry new neighbor? [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Aug 4, 2010 - 49 answers

I know, I should've listened to my wife

I was nasty and petty to an unpleasant neighbor, and now I feel terrible about it. How do I improve my confrontation skills, apologize to my neighbor and stop beating myself up? Painfully self-conscious guilt fest below the fold. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2010 - 57 answers

Thanks, but literally, get off my lawn.

Our next-door neighbor's opinions about lawn care differ from ours. Hijinks ensue. [more inside]
posted by clavicle on Jul 9, 2010 - 54 answers

Dogs and public parks

I was just called an A-hole for letting my dog pee on a bush in a public park. Is this a typical reaction? [more inside]
posted by deadweightloss on Jun 20, 2010 - 54 answers

Make it go away.

What is this noise coming from the apartment upstairs? I'm being driven slowly insane. [more inside]
posted by venividivici on Jun 16, 2010 - 13 answers

how to deal with terrible neighbors (xenophobic edition)

I'm living overseas, and recently moved into a new neighborhood. My neighbors have the obnoxious habit of congregating outside on the footpath and talking smack about the local foreigner-me. The things I hear are always heart sinking, and sometimes mindbendingly scary. What should I do - if anything, and how can I stop it from getting me down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2010 - 39 answers

Obnoxious loud drunk teen neighbors

Loud, annoying neighbors: what to do? Our next door neighbor's (19ish? maybe 20?)-year-old spends all summer out in the Party Garage with ALL his friends, making noise til all hours of the night. [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com on May 14, 2010 - 50 answers

Scat, cat!

How can I best protect the baby birds in my backyard from a prowling neighborhood cat? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on May 4, 2010 - 26 answers

Neighbor Craziness Problem

What kind of crazy is my neighbor and can my landlord do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by fries on Apr 26, 2010 - 20 answers

What is the threshold for neighborly decent exposure?

I moved into a new apartment where my back windows now face other neighbors, not too close, but not very far either. This exchange of views is a new thing to me. My question is: how dressed up do you have to be in order to avoid offending the neighborhood? Anyone with "rear window" experiences? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2010 - 23 answers

Should I take an apartment next to a coworker I'm attracted to?

Should I take an apartment next to a coworker I'm attracted to? [more inside]
posted by Gnarly Buttons on Mar 13, 2010 - 50 answers

What to do about the dudes on the porch?

A group of young men are always hanging out in front of my building, drinking beer and smoking weed. Recently, there was some sort of fight that left my neighbor's window broken, and it's gone unrepaired for weeks. From what I gather, this fight has something to do with my neighbor's apartment being burglarized. Right now, I'm feeling intimidated by my neighbors and don't know how to handle the situation. [more inside]
posted by coelacanth! on Mar 2, 2010 - 29 answers

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