If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(New York Daily News)   Rich people problems: For $43,000 a month, you'd think you could get a little peace and quiet in the Big Apple at your 72nd-floor duplex. But no, you have to sue your neighbor over the noise   (nydailynews.com) divider line 50
    More: Stupid, Big Apple, a little peace and quiet, Sam Nappi, Tribeca Film Festival, renovations, New York Supreme Court, landlords, Empire State Building  
•       •       •

8106 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 May 2013 at 12:37 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



50 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-05-22 12:40:34 PM  
EARPLUGS.

davehillonline.com

/and maybe some douche to get that *SAND* outta his vagina.
 
2013-05-22 12:41:28 PM  
Nappi said he's repeatedly complained to building management about the work - which goes on between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday

I guess that's what happens when you can afford a $43,000/mo. apartment.  My upstairs neighbors could have a stampede of dinosaurs come through every day between 10 and 4:30 and I'd never know because I'm, you know, at work.
 
2013-05-22 12:41:57 PM  
(reads article)

Ok, this guy is right. His upstairs neighboors have been doing construction FOR TWO YEARS.

That's a bit much.
 
2013-05-22 12:42:12 PM  
The 74th-floor duplex is owned by a trust belonging to the family of Vitaly Malkin, a 56-year-old billionaire and former Russian legislator.

He's one of the winners in Russia's billionaires' roulette. Maybe you should think about that before you go suing him.
 
2013-05-22 12:44:01 PM  
$43,000 a month in rent?

I don't care what happens to you.
 
2013-05-22 12:45:57 PM  
thetruthaboutthewinchesterhouse.com
Totally understands the upstairs tenant.
 
2013-05-22 12:46:01 PM  
DOUCHEBAG WAR!1!!1
 
2013-05-22 12:46:58 PM  
Nappi said he's repeatedly complained to building management about the work - which goes on between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday - but it's done nothing to help him.


What the fark are they doing at home during wor...oh, never mind. Yeah, I guess noise would be a problem, then.


/A problem I'd love to have
 
2013-05-22 12:48:15 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday


His name IS "Nappi"
 
2013-05-22 12:48:50 PM  
Unless you are working some night gig who the hell needs to sleep during those hours on a week day and this guy doesn't even have a real job.

Two years is a long time. Then again it is a heck of a large place.
 
2013-05-22 12:48:52 PM  
Wow. I just love first world problems. While 3/4 of the rest of the world has no running water and wonders where their next meal is coming from, little Mr. Spoiled Guy can't put on a pair of headphones and listen to music.

/Russian billionare? I would worry about radioactive additives in his morning coffee.
 
2013-05-22 12:50:17 PM  
Well hell, if I spent that much. I'd damn well sue over it too
 
2013-05-22 12:50:18 PM  

ChipNASA: EARPLUGS.

[davehillonline.com image 420x512]

/and maybe some douche to get that *SAND* outta his vagina.


If I can afford $43K/mo, it's more likely to be gold dust in my snatch.
If I'm paying $43K/mo, I don't want to know I have neighbors.

Russian mobster lawmaker?  fffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
 
2013-05-22 12:50:56 PM  
For $43k/month you could move to a slightly less posh complex, lease every unit adjacent to yours and have no neighbors at all.
 
2013-05-22 12:51:47 PM  

bunner: DOUCHEBAG WAR!1!!1



Meh, why do the rich have to automatically be douchebags? I pay substantially less per month but I still expect a reasonable amount of quiet. If I paid $43k/ month, I'd expect it to be so quiet that I could hear a ball of cotton fall off of a table.
 
2013-05-22 12:55:51 PM  

ChipNASA: EARPLUGS.

[davehillonline.com image 420x512]

/and maybe some douche to get that *SAND* outta his vagina.


Done in one; +1 for putting in women's ear plugs.
 
2013-05-22 12:57:26 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: bunner: DOUCHEBAG WAR!1!!1


Meh, why do the rich have to automatically be douchebags? I pay substantially less per month but I still expect a reasonable amount of quiet. If I paid $43k/ month, I'd expect it to be so quiet that I could hear a ball of cotton fall off of a table.


i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-05-22 12:58:07 PM  

Rwa2play: ChipNASA: EARPLUGS.

[davehillonline.com image 420x512]

/and maybe some douche to get that *SAND* outta his vagina.

Done in one; +1 for putting in women's ear plugs.


*tears up a little*....AW, you NOTICED.
 
GBB
2013-05-22 12:58:55 PM  
Would you hold the god damned hammering, please?!
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-22 01:00:40 PM  

ChipNASA: DROxINxTHExWIND: bunner: DOUCHEBAG WAR!1!!1


Meh, why do the rich have to automatically be douchebags? I pay substantially less per month but I still expect a reasonable amount of quiet. If I paid $43k/ month, I'd expect it to be so quiet that I could hear a ball of cotton fall off of a table.

[i3.kym-cdn.com image 150x134]


Well, I didn't say I'd "pick" it up.

/I'd tell Jeeves to do it.
 
2013-05-22 01:01:06 PM  
www.clearpathtofitness.com

"MY money!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -"NO!   MY money!"
 
2013-05-22 01:01:07 PM  
10:00 - 4:30 and 5 days per week...that is a sweet Union gig the construction crew has going
 
2013-05-22 01:06:15 PM  
If he starts seeing guys wearing hats with ear flaps he should worry.
 
2013-05-22 01:06:22 PM  

Russian billionaire and legislator?


Those arent renovations bro.  They are anti espionage techniques.


/Hard to bug a room with an active farking jackhammer, now isnt it?

 
2013-05-22 01:06:51 PM  
So a philanthropist is a person who grew up with money and doesn't work all day?
 
2013-05-22 01:08:31 PM  
The noise, vibrations and odors are unrelenting...

Uh, Welcome NYC.
 
2013-05-22 01:09:59 PM  
If peace and quiet is your thing, you shouldn't live here. Go someplace else.
 
2013-05-22 01:10:08 PM  

Alonjar: Russian billionaire and legislator?
Those arent renovations bro.  They are anti espionage techniques.
/Hard to bug a room with an active farking jackhammer, now isnt it?


If you talk to my wife, she'd tell you I bug her with my active farking jackhammer all the time.
 
2013-05-22 01:17:47 PM  
This isn't his home. It's the place he goes to take a dump in peace or bang some tail. A total business write-off too I bet because he 'entertains' clients there.
 
2013-05-22 01:20:27 PM  
I don't know - I think the guy kind of has a point.  2-3 months of time would have been enough to pretty much demo the entire floor.  Two YEARS of jackhammering suggests someone with unlimited money who was unhappy with the brand new marble floor which was just installed so had it removed and replaced with something else... repeat 10x because, darn it, it's just not quite right.
 
2013-05-22 01:28:58 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: ChipNASA: DROxINxTHExWIND: bunner: DOUCHEBAG WAR!1!!1


Meh, why do the rich have to automatically be douchebags? I pay substantially less per month but I still expect a reasonable amount of quiet. If I paid $43k/ month, I'd expect it to be so quiet that I could hear a ball of cotton fall off of a table.

[i3.kym-cdn.com image 150x134]

Well, I didn't say I'd "pick" it up.

/I'd tell Ask Jeeves to do it.


Oh so it's OK cause he's *WHITE*
24.media.tumblr.com

/just busting your balls. LOL
 
2013-05-22 01:40:57 PM  

Fizpez: I don't know - I think the guy kind of has a point.  2-3 months of time would have been enough to pretty much demo the entire floor.  Two YEARS of jackhammering suggests someone with unlimited money who was unhappy with the brand new marble floor which was just installed so had it removed and replaced with something else... repeat 10x because, darn it, it's just not quite right.


Alternately, he's just an angry old man and knows that anyone who can afford $43K a month to rent a place no one can use can afford to piss off anyone for any reason and flip them the bird when they complain.
 
2013-05-22 01:50:54 PM  

SpectroBoy: (reads article)

Ok, this guy is right. His upstairs neighboors have been doing construction FOR TWO YEARS.

That's a bit much.


Fizpez: I don't know - I think the guy kind of has a point.  2-3 months of time would have been enough to pretty much demo the entire floor.  Two YEARS of jackhammering suggests someone with unlimited money who was unhappy with the brand new marble floor which was just installed so had it removed and replaced with something else... repeat 10x because, darn it, it's just not quite right.


It does seem like a long time, but I know for my in-laws when they renovated a house in an "exclusive" location it took like 4 years to complete because of all of the building restrictions.  So for instance, they could only build 8 months out of the year and only during set hours (much like the hours in the article).  Only certain types of construction could happen in certain months and at certain times of day.  No trash/debris/construction stuff could be kept anywhere near the homes, it had to be carried (not with a car/truck mind you) off site to be disposed of in their construction dumpster somewhere not in the community.  Of course part of this time had to do with drafting, re-drafting, and negotiating with associations, boards, and councils about how many inches high/wide things could be and other such tedious details.

My point being that rich people have all types of crazy rules and don't want their lives/homes to be even the slightest bit compromised at any given time.

/Not that I can blame you if you're paying so much money.
 
2013-05-22 01:54:37 PM  

gshepnyc: If peace and quiet is your thing, you shouldn't live here. Go someplace else.


Appears that the previous owners did just that.  Which makes me wonder if the construction has been going on for more than two years.

If that is the case, then public nuisance laws might start to come into effect.  Some judges may frown upon perpetual construction.


DROxINxTHExWIND: Meh, why do the rich have to automatically be douchebags? I pay substantially less per month but I still expect a reasonable amount of quiet.


Agreed.  If I lived in a $100K home and my neighbors were constantly renovating their home, I'd be just as pissed.  But for some reason, there is this bell curve of sympathy in this country.  If you're middle class, you can complain about noise.  If you're poor, well, fark off gutter trash.  If you're rich, well, fark off Eurotrash.
 
2013-05-22 01:56:58 PM  
Noise has been going on for two years, he's been there for one.  He discovered the previous tenant moved out because of the noise AFTER he signed a $43K/month lease.

Due diligence is not just for stock prospectuses, moron.
 
2013-05-22 01:59:33 PM  
Whatever. The guy should be richer so he can afford to live on the upper level. Take me, for example; I pay $53,000 per month to live on the 74th floor luxury apartment building in New York. Now, as I pay so much I feel like I'm entitled to make as much noise as I want, which is good because in my spare time through the day I like to create sculptures from concrete blocks using a jackhammer all day long. Now I know this may piss off people living on lower levels, but maybe they should have thought about that before renting so low down in the building.
 
2013-05-22 02:12:41 PM  
"There is continual jackhammering, I believe, into the poured concrete floors above. The sound is painful and inescapable. We cannot sleep in the bedrooms or use the upstairs when the noise begins. We leave the upstairs and either go downstairs or we leave the building," he said.

Nappi said he's repeatedly complained to building management about the work - which goes on between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday - but it's done nothing to help him.



Nappi sounds old (-er than 55). And/or full of shiat.
 
2013-05-22 02:13:51 PM  

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Whatever. The guy should be richer so he can afford to live on the upper level. Take me, for example; I pay $53,000 per month to live on the 74th floor luxury apartment building in New York. Now, as I pay so much I feel like I'm entitled to make as much noise as I want, which is good because in my spare time through the day I like to create sculptures from concrete blocks using a jackhammer all day long. Now I know this may piss off people living on lower levels, but maybe they should have thought about that before renting so low down in the building.


Poor people problems, eh?

/I had to wait TWO HOURS to get the right jose or whoever to fill up my Falcon 7X yesterday...
 
2013-05-22 02:16:49 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: The 74th-floor duplex is owned by a trust belonging to the family of Vitaly Malkin, a 56-year-old billionaire and former Russian legislator.

He's one of the winners in Russia's billionaires' roulette. Maybe you should think about that before you go suing him.


i292.photobucket.com

Good luck.
 
2013-05-22 02:17:02 PM  
You know what they say: "There are a-holes at all price points."

Well, nobody actually says that, but they could. If they were in marketing. But then, if they were in marketing, they'd be Marketing A-holes and would probably think there are only a-holes at lower price points than their own.

Can Marketing a-holes pay $500,000 a year for rent? You betcha.

Did you know that George Carlin's father was a rich marketing a-hole who left his wife and two kids in poverty. George was raised by his Mother and Nuns1 and the mean, stick-ball playing, egg-cream slurping Sidewalks of New York.

1Very, very smart, liberal nuns who explained to his Mother why working blue was legitimate in the eyes of the God of Comedy and the Roman Catholic Church (ironically, the God of Comedy and the Roman Catholic Church was to be played by George Carlin in Bob, God & the Devil, with Stewart French in the role of Bob and some smooth-talking Brit as the Devil). See Carlin's memoir, Last Words

But I transgress, er, digress.

Bless George Carlin whereever he is. Being a Yen Buddhist (they're like Zen Buddhists but with more stuff, as Sir Terry Pratchet explains), I am inclined to believe that technically he is not any where, but he remains in our heads and hearts.

George Carlin, get out the Fark out of my head, dammit! And tell the Buddha to keep it down to a dull roar. Don't make me come in there! You wouldn't like me when I go into my head.

God bless, or as we atheists say, if God can't or won't then let Us bless In His Absence2. Be the Blessing you seek in the world. (To paraphrase Mahatma Ghandi.)

2In His Absence.That's what they carve into the Church furniture in atheist churches instead of IHS (In Hoc Signis or if you prefer the vernacular, In His Service). Christians and their acronyms. They really love acronyms for some reason. Still no love for the letter ChI (X) in X-mas, though.
 
2013-05-22 02:38:45 PM  

brantgoose: or as we atheists say,


lobshots.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-22 02:46:30 PM  

mat catastrophe: $43,000 a month in rent?

I don't care what happens to you.


This. It's quite possible that the guy has a valid point but seriously, if this guy were to die tomorrow a part of me would cheer.
 
2013-05-22 02:55:53 PM  

Jument: mat catastrophe: $43,000 a month in rent?

I don't care what happens to you.

This. It's quite possible that the guy has a valid point but seriously, if this guy were to die tomorrow a part of me would cheer.



Being a hater won't make you rich.
 
2013-05-22 03:04:32 PM  
Two years is excessive.  What in the devil could he possibly be doing up there that takes TWO YEARS of jackhammering to finish?
 
2013-05-22 03:04:33 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Jument: mat catastrophe: $43,000 a month in rent?

I don't care what happens to you.

This. It's quite possible that the guy has a valid point but seriously, if this guy were to die tomorrow a part of me would cheer.


Being a hater won't make you rich.


I don't want to be rich. I just want the rich to be less rich.
 
2013-05-22 03:19:48 PM  

mat catastrophe: DROxINxTHExWIND: Jument: mat catastrophe: $43,000 a month in rent?

I don't care what happens to you.

This. It's quite possible that the guy has a valid point but seriously, if this guy were to die tomorrow a part of me would cheer.


Being a hater won't make you rich.

I don't want to be rich. I just want the rich to be less rich.


Well, at least you didn't say you're not a hater.


/+1 for honesty
 
2013-05-22 03:28:03 PM  

Moonfisher: Two years is excessive.  What in the devil could he possibly be doing up there that takes TWO YEARS of jackhammering to finish?


i221.photobucket.com

Maybe he's got a big wife.
 
2013-05-22 04:17:41 PM  
Why sue?  Just invite the neighbor over for a few drinks and recreate the opening sequence from Mad Men.
 
2013-05-22 05:52:42 PM  

mat catastrophe: DROxINxTHExWIND: Jument: mat catastrophe: $43,000 a month in rent?

I don't care what happens to you.

This. It's quite possible that the guy has a valid point but seriously, if this guy were to die tomorrow a part of me would cheer.


Being a hater won't make you rich.

I don't want to be rich. I just want the rich to be less rich.


I want the rich to be less rich and I want that money to be magically deposited in my bank account.
 
2013-05-22 09:56:20 PM  
Tell you what, guys.  We'll settle this up on the roof.  Gold plated pistols at 10 paces.  Winner gets to throw the dead corpse off.
 
Displayed 50 of 50 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report