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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

What are my neighbors exploding?!

What could my neighbors be doing that would cause explosions that shake our house (across the street and set back a ways from the road, in a rural subdivision)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 - 41 answers

precarious trash

Mefites I would like to solicit advice in penning a polite yet firm grievance letter to an unknown person (or parties) in my apartment building. [more inside]
posted by sequin on Jan 24, 2010 - 14 answers

is it worth confessing your innocence to someone who is prone to writing you condeming letters?

I received a not very nice letter from my neighbor. Is it worth explaining to this neighbor that I did not actually litter? What happens when someone reports you for littering? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2010 - 46 answers

How to deal with a new annoying neighbor?

It's always been a quiet apartment building, but now we have a new downstairs neighbor that makes noise until 5AM and makes the common-use hallway smell like marijuana and cigarettes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 - 24 answers

My wonderful apartment smells like smoke.

A new neighbor moved in and now the hallway and my entire apartment reek of second-hand smoke 24/7. I live in Pennsylvania. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jan 12, 2010 - 17 answers

How to prevent people from throwing away their trash in a can not theirs?

What to do about people putting their trash in trash cans which are not theirs? [more inside]
posted by Charmian on Dec 23, 2009 - 24 answers

Throw shit away in another person's can?

Right or wrong: throwing away a tied-up plastic bag filled with your dog's feces into another person's trash can (with trash already in it) at the curb. [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Dec 15, 2009 - 67 answers

Scoop your poop!

How do I keep my yard free of dog crap? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Dec 10, 2009 - 20 answers

Dealing with a loud animal repellant

Dealing with a neighbor's loud audio 'animal-repellent' that you can hear, even though you aren't supposed to be able to. [more inside]
posted by empath on Nov 24, 2009 - 16 answers

To Call or Not to Call

I called the police after watching my neighbor chase a family member across the street, yelling and screaming. I requested that I remain anonymous, but I'm worried that I won't be, is there a law about this? (state of Oregon). [more inside]
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration on Nov 3, 2009 - 27 answers

Somebody hurt my cat, how do I find out who did it?

Teenager next door had a party that spilled over into the field behind my house. My cat shows up severely injured. How do I get to the bottom of this? [more inside]
posted by Zebtron on Oct 26, 2009 - 38 answers

How can I tell which apartment buildings block neighbor noise best?

I'm looking to buy a Manhattan apartment (most likely co-op, not condo). What should I be looking for (or avoiding) to minimize my chances of hearing a lot of noise from my neighbors?
posted by sunflower16 on Oct 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Too many condo noise rules = no condo for us?

My fiance and I are in the midst of buying a condo. Offer accepted, inspection went great, still collecting all the documents related to the condo association. Yesterday, we got a three page document that is the "noise abatement policy." We are not happy. But should we suck it up and still buy the place? [more inside]
posted by bibbit on Oct 13, 2009 - 37 answers

Not Exactly Mister Rogers

So I just moved into an apartment, and found out that I have a psycho neighbor. [more inside]
posted by milinar on Sep 10, 2009 - 32 answers

Back off Mrs. Kravitz

I recently moved into a 4 unit apartment building. Across the hall lives a single older woman who is proving to be quite the busy body. The girl downstairs from her and she are friends. The young woman that lives down stairs works for some sort of cash advance operation and when my Daughter got a ride home from a co-worker tonight, this neighbor of mine saw and recognized the driver as someone who borrowed from the cash advance agency, but never paid back, and verbally accosted her in the driveway of the apt. building. It was 8:30 at night and she was wearing a nightgown. I found this very unprofessional, and honestly irritating. What I want to know is how can I handle this without it becoming a building war. I've only lived here a month, but her bulldog approach was very insulting to my guest and very inappropriate. The situation could get sticky since the neighbors are pals. Ugh...what to do!
posted by gypseefire on Aug 31, 2009 - 26 answers

Is there a way to speed up the construction of the house next to mine?

Is there a way to speed up the construction of the house next to mine? [more inside]
posted by hellbient on Aug 13, 2009 - 5 answers

What bird is making this noise and what can I do about it?

What kind of bird is making this annoying noise (mp3 file; alternate link here) behind my Manhattan apartment building? And what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Aug 7, 2009 - 24 answers

Help a non-dog owner understand.

Help a non-dog owner understand. [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Jul 30, 2009 - 59 answers

Horrifying screaming next door

Neighbor teen middle-of-night horror screaming! I don't know what to think. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 54 answers

Will I have to hide my collection of "R"-rated movies if I have them over?

How should I interpret these recent interactions with my new, very-LDS neighbors in Sandy, UT? Will a housewarming party be more awkward than it's worth? [more inside]
posted by lbo on Jun 19, 2009 - 26 answers

Can we, and should we, try to help this bullied kid?

My 8-year-old neighbor is being bullied and his parents aren't helping -- is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Jun 10, 2009 - 44 answers

How to protect ourselves when reporting child abuse at a neighbour?

Best way to handle reporting (suspected) child abuse at our only neighbour? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Jun 7, 2009 - 26 answers

Hey you kids, get off of my shared lawn!

What can I do about young people in our condo/townhouse complex? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 7, 2009 - 63 answers

Noisy neighbor advice

Advice on noisy neighbors. My family just moved. Our immediate neighbors are elderly and hard of hearing, and so the TV volume is quite blaring in the evening, grating for us, but hard on our 2 year old. They seem like nice people though cant understand why our 2 year old needs to go to bed at 8. Wondering the best approach to this? Buy them so wireless headsets? They might not like the gesture nor be able to adapt to the intrusion of this new device. On our end we have tried white noise, but the windows need to stay open with the heat.
posted by dougiedd on Jun 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Noise canceling technology for a whole apartment?

Any good solutions for canceling out my neighbor's bass from their stereo without headphones? Headphones aren't an option all the time if I need to sleep. Are their nose canceling stereos? How well do they work? What else could I try? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on May 25, 2009 - 13 answers

What do I do? How can I make them move?

How do I get rid of really bad neighbors? Are there any legal issues with giving out their landlord's cell phone number? Are there any Philadelphia-specific ways to get them to move? [more inside]
posted by Brachiosaurus on Apr 28, 2009 - 38 answers

Please Help Us Deal With A Nasty Neighbor

Please help us figure out what to do about our nasty neighbor. We have a chain link fence between our yards. Because we were on great terms with the people who used to live there before her, their detached garage forms part of the fence that keep our two Labrador dogs in our yard. Two short sections of fence on her property connect their garage to the rest of OUR fence. She just told us that she is going to take those sections down tomorrow, which means our dogs will be able get out of our yard. That is what I need advice about ASAP. [more inside]
posted by 14580 on Apr 24, 2009 - 43 answers

Help Me Help Them Help the Earth

In honor of Earth Day, help me find a creative way to encourage my my neighbor to recycle. We have curbside recycling once a week and they never recycle anything. Their trash is an amazing collection of plastic water bottles, aluminum cans and lots and lots of paper. I hate to see all of this stuff go into a landfill when we have recycling and they have so much to be recycled. Can I do anything to gently prod them into maybe recycling? Is it even my business?
posted by Leezie on Apr 22, 2009 - 28 answers

What's the best way to deal with my annoying neighbors?

My upstairs neighbors and I have had small battles throughout the course of the year, but it's been getting worse as of late. Recently they've taken to stomping around at odd hours of the night, and it's driving us crazy. What's the best way to defuse the situation with them? [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Apr 15, 2009 - 28 answers

good stories make good neighbors?

Please help me remember this little zen-like "life-is-what-you-make-it" story about moving to a new neighborhood. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Mar 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Am I the horrible neighbor they seem to think I am?

How late is too late to expect to be able to make a moderate amount of noise in my apartment? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Mar 9, 2009 - 31 answers

Sharing snowblower ownership

What do I need to consider when sharing ownership of a power tool with my neighbours? [more inside]
posted by ParsonWreck on Jan 30, 2009 - 10 answers

DIY when apt's super & landlord don't?

My main gripe are the dirty hallways. I rent a 1BR in a 32-unit apartment building in Brooklyn. The rent is well below market and the location is good, but the building isn't properly looked after. The super and landlord and by-and-large my neighbors just don't care. What's the best approach? [more inside]
posted by timnyc on Jan 14, 2009 - 17 answers

Wrong to be annoyed by neighbor?

[Annoying Neighbor Filter] Is it fair to consider a neighbor parking directly in front of the sidewalk that goes to the street into your house every day poor form? Especially on a snow day? [more inside]
posted by gnash on Dec 22, 2008 - 40 answers

How do I placate neighbors irritated by noise?

How do I peacefully coexist with irritable, belligerent neighbors? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Dec 15, 2008 - 27 answers

Help me find a quote/poem/proverb about friendship and neighbors.

Please help me find a quote, proverb or poem, about friendship and neighbors. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Dec 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Howdy Neighbor

Just moved into a new apartment, help me meet my neighbors! [more inside]
posted by frwagon on Nov 11, 2008 - 21 answers

How Do I Drown Out the Noise My Neighbor Creates?

There is little to no insulation between the ceiling of my apartment, and the floor of the apartment above me. I am looking for a way to drown out the noise from my upstairs neighbor. Can anyone, for the sake of my sanity, recommend something that generates enough noise to drown her out? [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Sep 28, 2008 - 21 answers

sleep tight and pleeeeaaase don't let the bedbugs bite.

The upstairs neighbors have bedbugs. My roommate and I really really really don't want them! Are there any preventative measures we can take? Bonus points for non-chemical solutions.
posted by purplefiber on Sep 16, 2008 - 12 answers

I can hear their toilet flushing as I type.

Curtainless neighbours enjoy dumping in public and stealing cats. [more inside]
posted by peggynature on Sep 13, 2008 - 43 answers

My neighbors have poisoned the grass in my yard!

My neighbors have poisoned the grass in my yard! [more inside]
posted by lester on Aug 25, 2008 - 32 answers

Lookin' that gift horse in the mouth....

Crouching Homeowner, Hidden Giftgiver: What do I do (and what would you do?) about an unknown person who continues to leave free items in my front garden after I've asked them not to? Tantalizing Details Inside! [more inside]
posted by anitanita on Aug 14, 2008 - 23 answers

Are we inhaling second hand smoke?

Are we inhaling second hand smoke? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Aug 10, 2008 - 15 answers

How do I stop construction workers from waking me?

Noisy Neighbors Filter: The construction at the house next door is waking me up every morning and they start before 8am. How early can residential construction in Chicago begin and what can I do to bust them if they violate that start time? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Jul 21, 2008 - 15 answers

Or I could quietly jiggle

How can I work out in my apartment without bothering my neighbors? [more inside]
posted by Polychrome on Jul 11, 2008 - 26 answers

How do I get my neighbors' dog to stop jumping on me?

How do I get my neighbors' dog to stop jumping on me? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jun 6, 2008 - 41 answers

Do I have to give dibs to a higher priced Cubs parking space seller?

Wrigleyville residents/capitalist theorists: am I obliged to honor the "dibs" system while selling my parking spot during Cubs night games? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Apr 17, 2008 - 38 answers

What sort of neighbor to be?

This morning, my neighbors down the hall had an extended, high-volume fight. It frightened me in its intensity and content. I called the cops and slipped a note under the door when the aggressor left. Is there anything else I can or should do? [more inside]
posted by minervous on Apr 16, 2008 - 37 answers

Too many presents

My neighbor is very generous - too generous! Her young son and my kids play together fairly often, and each time my kids go to their house to visit, my neighbor sends my kids home with several gifts. Sometimes if she sees my kids playing in the back yard she just hands gifts over the fence. Last time it was a large tin of cookies, a box of Whoppers candies, and a Vitamin Water style drink. In the past gifts have included a hand-knit scarf, brand new clothes, a doll, a box of donuts, and a large plate of homemade fried chicken. At Lunar New Year she gave each of my kids ten bucks plus a box of sweet rolls. I don’t know this woman well at all. We’ve said ‘hi’ a few times but her English is limited and I don’t speak her language which I believe is Thai. I get the sense that our different expectations around gift giving are related to cultural differences (she’s an immigrant from SE Asia, I’m white, born and raised in California), and maybe also that she is just a particularly (or maybe compulsively) gift-giving person. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Mar 20, 2008 - 24 answers

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