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New Yorkers mainly talk to their neighbors to complain about noise

Will Gleason

In a new study that should come as a surprise to basically no one, found that New Yorkers had one main reason for talking to their neighbors: to complain about noise.

The new report, which surveyed 1,000 city residents, revealed that 46 percent of city dwellers have had an argument with a neighbor about noise. It also found that 34 percent of Gothamites go more than a week without speaking to anyone living nearby (even though they are, most likely, hearing them.)

The whiniest boroughs were Manhattan and Brooklyn with more than half (52 percent) of those surveyed saying that they’ve clashed with noisy neighbors.


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