Residents have the right to live free from any excessive noise or interference, especially during quiet hours (Sunday through Thursday nights from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m and Friday and Saturday mornings from 1 a.m to 8 a.m. Residents should be mindful of any noise that can be heard outside of a room, suite or apartment and be prepared to reduce sound levels that are intrusive to other residents. This includes noise from television, radio/stereo, playing of musical instruments, etc. For more information, please review the New York City Noise Code (PDF).
Residents are responsible for providing area rugs that cover 80 percent of the floor area to comply with the terms of the rental agreement. Rugs and floor coverings help in reducing the amount of foot traffic and other noises in the apartment or room. Wall-to-wall carpeting may not be installed.
Residents should also keep in mind that living in a New York City apartment may take some adjustment. Some noise from movements associated with living in an apartment should be expected. We encourage residents to consider earplugs, noise canceling headphones, noise machines, etc., as a way to dampen any noise that may travel.