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Sherwin Belkin Quoted in The New York Times on The City Noise Code

Mar 1, 2022

Founding partner, Sherwin Belkin, recently answered a question in The New York Times concerning excessive dog barking.

In particular, a reader posed a question about a neighbor that allowed his dogs to bark incessantly.  This in turn, triggered the reader’s migraines.  Despite the complaints, management did not take any action.

As Mr. Belkin explained, the tenant would need proof that the noise is loud frequent and long.  The city noise code prohibits dogs from barking continuously for more than 10 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., or for more than five minutes from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.  “The issue is proof, ” Mr. Belkin said. “But it sounds like no one will back the tenant up, which is a problem.”

BBG has significant experience representing owners and landlords and cost efficiently resolving these types of issues, please contact your BBG attorney on record or write to us at if we can be of assistance to you.


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