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There are 163 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 12, 2007, titled Residents loudly complain about noise ordinance -. In it, Newsday reports that:

Islip officials said they will consider revising the town's vague noise ordinance after angry residents lambasted the council for bringing a "frivolous" noise complaint to court.

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The Howling Wolf

Needham, MA

#1 Sep 12, 2007
What is the noise called made by two 16 year old girls "tawking" in Roosevelt Field Mall?

The Long Island Sound.
Zena

Hicksville, NY

#2 Sep 12, 2007
How I miss quiet Long Island.
JJJ

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Sep 12, 2007
The Howling Wolf wrote:
What is the noise called made by two 16 year old girls "tawking" in Roosevelt Field Mall?
The Long Island Sound.
LOL,you have that right..
Mason - Atl

Atlanta, GA

#5 Sep 12, 2007
I grew up on Long Island, so I am wondering if they were not Black would you still be complaining? Noisy neighbors come in all colors. The more thing change the more they stay the same. Wow! I love NY
LegalUSCitizen wrote:
WTF??? I live on a block where there is a house full of unruley, unrespectful BLACKS who throw very loud parties, damage peoples properties and have no respect for anyone who has been living there for years...the last time we complained they didnt stop the loud thumping window shaking music until almost 2AM!!!!!! I believe the code enforcement did come by but what good will that do if charges arent filed? Something tells me they are planning another party!!
Sharon in Lindenhurst

Wyandanch, NY

#6 Sep 12, 2007
LegalUSCitizen wrote:
WTF??? I live on a block where there is a house full of unruley, unrespectful BLACKS who throw very loud parties, damage peoples properties and have no respect for anyone who has been living there for years...the last time we complained they didnt stop the loud thumping window shaking music until almost 2AM!!!!!! I believe the code enforcement did come by but what good will that do if charges arent filed? Something tells me they are planning another party!!
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I can top that. In spite of my ID showing Brooklyn, I do live on long island (South shore, Suffolk County). My Hispicnic neighbors carried on this past weekend as follows on their back deck --(usually every weekend but this was the worst)--

1. Loud, raucous shouting, screaming, arguing, drunken behavior, usually including young children screaming, fighting and shouting.

2. Loud, thumping Latino Salsa music blaring into other back yards (mostly mine).

3. The police were called by me (I waited until 1:00 a.m. given it was Saturday night. The dispatcher said someone would come by soon. At 2:00 a.m. I called again as there was no letup. The dispatcher said "Well, if they swing by and they don't hear any noise they are not going to knock on anyone's door". I said, well they need to come by again and listen to the noise throughout the neighborhood and get these people to quiet down. I stood down the block in my pajamas from 2:00 am to 2:45 a.m and finally the SCPD came by.

The police knocked on their door and apparently spoke with the loud, drunken householder. After they left he shut his backyard light and then proceeded to loudly scream and yell (so the whole neighborhood could hear his broken English -mostly Spanish)....."This is my house, my yard, I can do what I want, no one calls the F**KN police on me...I'll call my lawyer....etc".....

He then puts his bright backyard light on, loud music back on and brings out the bongo drums - I KID YOU NOT. I finally gave up and figured he would drop in a drunken stupor, which apparently he did about 1/2 hour later.

IS THIS QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ME -- THAT I SHOULD HAVE TO FALL ASLEEP AT 4:30 A.M. TO LOUD SHOUTING, MUSIC AND BONGO DRUMS ?????? What the hell are civilized AMERICANS supposed to do about this ????
PRINCIPAL SKINNER

Matthews, NC

#7 Sep 12, 2007
Sharon wrote:
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I can top that. In spite of my ID showing Brooklyn, I do live on long island (South shore, Suffolk County). My Hispicnic neighbors carried on this past weekend as follows on their back deck --(usually every weekend but this was the worst)--
1. Loud, raucous shouting, screaming, arguing, drunken behavior, usually including young children screaming, fighting and shouting.
2. Loud, thumping Latino Salsa music blaring into other back yards (mostly mine).
3. The police were called by me (I waited until 1:00 a.m. given it was Saturday night. The dispatcher said someone would come by soon. At 2:00 a.m. I called again as there was no letup. The dispatcher said "Well, if they swing by and they don't hear any noise they are not going to knock on anyone's door". I said, well they need to come by again and listen to the noise throughout the neighborhood and get these people to quiet down. I stood down the block in my pajamas from 2:00 am to 2:45 a.m and finally the SCPD came by.
The police knocked on their door and apparently spoke with the loud, drunken householder. After they left he shut his backyard light and then proceeded to loudly scream and yell (so the whole neighborhood could hear his broken English -mostly Spanish)....."This is my house, my yard, I can do what I want, no one calls the F**KN police on me...I'll call my lawyer....etc".....
He then puts his bright backyard light on, loud music back on and brings out the bongo drums - I KID YOU NOT. I finally gave up and figured he would drop in a drunken stupor, which apparently he did about 1/2 hour later.
IS THIS QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ME -- THAT I SHOULD HAVE TO FALL ASLEEP AT 4:30 A.M. TO LOUD SHOUTING, MUSIC AND BONGO DRUMS ?????? What the hell are civilized AMERICANS supposed to do about this ????
Try a "FOR SALE" sign
why

AOL

#8 Sep 13, 2007
typical, build a home next to an airport, business ect. then complain, it's the new American way..grow up !
Marilyn

Irvine, CA

#9 Sep 13, 2007
why wrote:
typical, build a home next to an airport, business ect. then complain, it's the new American way..grow up !
Home depot moved in next to my complex and made all sorts of noise early in the morning(1am-5am) with their forklifts and cart banging that I called the police all the time. I also spoke to the manager and he put a stop to it for sometime. It started all over again and I told the manager that we(other residents)were going to video his employees and take it to the town council, that sure took care of the problem. They have been pretty good for a yr now.A good threat always works!

“LETS GO RANGERS”

Since: Apr 07

Ottawa, Canada

#10 Sep 13, 2007
Seriously, does a house 2 doors away blasting music so loud it makes your windows rattle constitute a noise ordinance?

Apparently Suffolk cops in North Great River don't think so, or are too chicken to tell them to turn it down.
Bayport Resident

Stony Brook, NY

#11 Sep 13, 2007
In response to How Loud is too Loud. Try living near a fire siren. About 10-13 yrs ago Bayport Fire Dept. installed a new siren on Middle Rd. by the Little League fields. It is so loud you have to hold your ears everytime it goes off. I had a petition with about 100 names on it and the Fire Dept. said there is no decible level for Fire sirens. Try coming by around Noon everyday. We have new neighbors moving in next month and they haven't heard it yet and they have a newborn. You can hear it in Sayville. Why can't they turn it down? It goes off the the middle of the night too! Can't even have a outdoor party around Noon!
act

Trenton, NJ

#12 Sep 13, 2007
Noise is a serious health hazard.

Noise Pollution Clearinghouse states: Good Neighbors Keep their Noise to Themselves -- noise is audible litter.
steve long island

West Sayville, NY

#13 Sep 13, 2007
a person in a car at 1am -2am with music thumping.just parked in front of a house i mean no respects for anyone.and the cops don,t care.you have to wait 1 hour for them to respond and what gets accomplished?there should be stiff fines if you call and cops come and noise is too loud warning first 2 times $500 each time after,i wish the town officials would put these laws in effect and the cops would actually enforce them.you know the town officials or cops would not like it if it happened where they lived.
bloviator

Bronxville, NY

#14 Sep 13, 2007
People are fed up with the noise from these uncaring sc um bags who think the world revolves around them! The spi cks just don't know any better but the white scum bags know they should not bother their neighbors! There were cases when people went off their rocker and killed the noisey neighbor! I was chased out of Deer Park by noisey neighbors, But I wont let it happen here!
exislander

Charlestown, NH

#15 Sep 16, 2007
Sharon wrote:
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I can top that. In spite of my ID showing Brooklyn, I do live on long island (South shore, Suffolk County). My Hispicnic neighbors carried on this past weekend as follows on their back deck --(usually every weekend but this was the worst)--
1. Loud, raucous shouting, screaming, arguing, drunken behavior, usually including young children screaming, fighting and shouting.
2. Loud, thumping Latino Salsa music blaring into other back yards (mostly mine).
3. The police were called by me (I waited until 1:00 a.m. given it was Saturday night. The dispatcher said someone would come by soon. At 2:00 a.m. I called again as there was no letup. The dispatcher said "Well, if they swing by and they don't hear any noise they are not going to knock on anyone's door". I said, well they need to come by again and listen to the noise throughout the neighborhood and get these people to quiet down. I stood down the block in my pajamas from 2:00 am to 2:45 a.m and finally the SCPD came by.
The police knocked on their door and apparently spoke with the loud, drunken householder. After they left he shut his backyard light and then proceeded to loudly scream and yell (so the whole neighborhood could hear his broken English -mostly Spanish)....."This is my house, my yard, I can do what I want, no one calls the F**KN police on me...I'll call my lawyer....etc".....
He then puts his bright backyard light on, loud music back on and brings out the bongo drums - I KID YOU NOT. I finally gave up and figured he would drop in a drunken stupor, which apparently he did about 1/2 hour later.
IS THIS QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ME -- THAT I SHOULD HAVE TO FALL ASLEEP AT 4:30 A.M. TO LOUD SHOUTING, MUSIC AND BONGO DRUMS ?????? What the hell are civilized AMERICANS supposed to do about this ????
I totally understand your complaint. Long Island is becoming a large banging gargage can.
exislander

Charlestown, NH

#16 Sep 16, 2007
Sharon wrote:
<quoted text>
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I can top that. In spite of my ID showing Brooklyn, I do live on long island (South shore, Suffolk County). My Hispicnic neighbors carried on this past weekend as follows on their back deck --(usually every weekend but this was the worst)--
1. Loud, raucous shouting, screaming, arguing, drunken behavior, usually including young children screaming, fighting and shouting.
2. Loud, thumping Latino Salsa music blaring into other back yards (mostly mine).
3. The police were called by me (I waited until 1:00 a.m. given it was Saturday night. The dispatcher said someone would come by soon. At 2:00 a.m. I called again as there was no letup. The dispatcher said "Well, if they swing by and they don't hear any noise they are not going to knock on anyone's door". I said, well they need to come by again and listen to the noise throughout the neighborhood and get these people to quiet down. I stood down the block in my pajamas from 2:00 am to 2:45 a.m and finally the SCPD came by.
The police knocked on their door and apparently spoke with the loud, drunken householder. After they left he shut his backyard light and then proceeded to loudly scream and yell (so the whole neighborhood could hear his broken English -mostly Spanish)....."This is my house, my yard, I can do what I want, no one calls the F**KN police on me...I'll call my lawyer....etc".....
He then puts his bright backyard light on, loud music back on and brings out the bongo drums - I KID YOU NOT. I finally gave up and figured he would drop in a drunken stupor, which apparently he did about 1/2 hour later.
IS THIS QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ME -- THAT I SHOULD HAVE TO FALL ASLEEP AT 4:30 A.M. TO LOUD SHOUTING, MUSIC AND BONGO DRUMS ?????? What the hell are civilized AMERICANS supposed to do about this ????
I totally understand your complaint. Long Island is becoming a large BANGING garbage can.
LegalUSCitizen

United States

#17 Sep 16, 2007
Mason - Atl wrote:
I grew up on Long Island, so I am wondering if they were not Black would you still be complaining? Noisy neighbors come in all colors. The more thing change the more they stay the same. Wow! I love NY
<quoted text>
NO I wouldnt be complaining because when I was growing up most WHITE residents had respect for one another...being that my neighborhood is majority black/hispanic these people have NO RESPECT..its how they are raised....Their attitude is "you get my respect when you respect me"...f'n BS
LegalUSCitizen

United States

#18 Sep 16, 2007
PRINCIPAL SKINNER wrote:
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Try a "FOR SALE" sign
yeah so another disrespectful family can move into the neighborhood...thats the problem..once you lose one good family the entire block starts to sink.
LegalUSCitizen

United States

#19 Sep 16, 2007
Sharon wrote:
<quoted text>
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I can top that. In spite of my ID showing Brooklyn, I do live on long island (South shore, Suffolk County). My Hispicnic neighbors carried on this past weekend as follows on their back deck --(usually every weekend but this was the worst)--
1. Loud, raucous shouting, screaming, arguing, drunken behavior, usually including young children screaming, fighting and shouting.
2. Loud, thumping Latino Salsa music blaring into other back yards (mostly mine).
3. The police were called by me (I waited until 1:00 a.m. given it was Saturday night. The dispatcher said someone would come by soon. At 2:00 a.m. I called again as there was no letup. The dispatcher said "Well, if they swing by and they don't hear any noise they are not going to knock on anyone's door". I said, well they need to come by again and listen to the noise throughout the neighborhood and get these people to quiet down. I stood down the block in my pajamas from 2:00 am to 2:45 a.m and finally the SCPD came by.
The police knocked on their door and apparently spoke with the loud, drunken householder. After they left he shut his backyard light and then proceeded to loudly scream and yell (so the whole neighborhood could hear his broken English -mostly Spanish)....."This is my house, my yard, I can do what I want, no one calls the F**KN police on me...I'll call my lawyer....etc".....
He then puts his bright backyard light on, loud music back on and brings out the bongo drums - I KID YOU NOT. I finally gave up and figured he would drop in a drunken stupor, which apparently he did about 1/2 hour later.
IS THIS QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ME -- THAT I SHOULD HAVE TO FALL ASLEEP AT 4:30 A.M. TO LOUD SHOUTING, MUSIC AND BONGO DRUMS ?????? What the hell are civilized AMERICANS supposed to do about this ????
Please....if this happens again know that the cut off time for loud music is 11pm....call the cops every 15 minutes.....video tape the party from your house and bring it to the town...once you complain enough the code enforcement will come to the house. Place a formal complaint with the town, get signatures of other neighbors who are also going thru this...enough of this info and you should have enough of a case to sue the neighbor....i dont know what you will get out of it but maybe if this moron sees people around his home mean business he will remember how much it will cost him in lawyers fees to defend him!
Sharon in Lindenhurst

Wyandanch, NY

#20 Sep 16, 2007
LegalUSCitizen wrote:
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Please....if this happens again know that the cut off time for loud music is 11pm....call the cops every 15 minutes.....video tape the party from your house and bring it to the town...once you complain enough the code enforcement will come to the house. Place a formal complaint with the town, get signatures of other neighbors who are also going thru this...enough of this info and you should have enough of a case to sue the neighbor....i dont know what you will get out of it but maybe if this moron sees people around his home mean business he will remember how much it will cost him in lawyers fees to defend him!
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The problem is the hispicnics next to him are just as noisy. I'm not sure about the house on the other side of him (ethnicity). The neighbors next to me who abut his property (rear back yards) are also probably complaining but I have to talk them about it. I am seriously thinking of doing all the things you say but I'm not going to get support from the latinos surrounding him. Also, this is the God's honest truth, the hispic neighbor next to him just got a rooster which is now waking me up at 0600 every morning. Can someone here tell me are farm animals allowed in Suffolk county residential neighborhoods or HOW DO YOU KILL A ROOSTER ????
Mike

Peekskill, NY

#21 Sep 18, 2007
As a land surveyor I hear this kind of pathetic, petty complaints from "homeowners" who move into a situation without doing any of their own homework as to what kind of neighborhood they are moving into. They have the "Not In My Backyard" act down pat and think because they moved into town or they decided to buy this or that house, they can immediately push their agenda and their personal desires into the faces of those around them. Especially when commercial property is concerned.

Case in point. The old Westhampton Beach dragstrip. When the residential communities near the strip were built, they were built and showed to potential buyers on Mondays through Thursdays during the non-racing season. Very, very rarely did a house get shown on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer when races were in session. These idiots moved in, heard the noise and complained to the town. It's the drag strips fault I moved in here is basically what these morons said. The town began to restrict the dragstrip's activities to the point it became not profitable to operate. Now idiots are paying upwards of $1 million to buy a townhouse on this property wedged in between a dog sanctuary, with constant barking and noise, and the Suffolk County Police pistol range and emergency vehicle obstacle course. Constant gun shots and screetching tires. I wonder how long before these new cranky neighbors push those two out of town as well.

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