New York City is already noisy. This is after all the city that never sleeps and never stops rebuilding, so most New Yorkers have an automatic’don’t hear it’ filter going on.
But if you ahave very loud music, TV noise, building noise, dogs barking or continual yelling it can all get too much.
First up, know that New York has a noise code. Go to Dealing with Noise From Neighbors and you will find all the inforamtion you need to deal with this problem or you can just call 311.
Also consider contacting your Tenant Association, building super or building management.
The noise code says that if you are at home during the day and a rock and roll band is practising next door that’s a violation of the code. There’s no rule that says you can do what you like noise wise during the day, and it’s only at night you have to keep quiet.
If calling 311 doesn’t get a response quickly enough you can complain to the police and they must investigate and act.
You can also approach your Community Board or a local politician.
But if it is persistent and you have documented all the action you have taken, you can present all of that to your landlord and demand action. But before you take that step bone up on the procedures relevant to how Housing Court works because it may end up there and you will want all your ducks in a row if it escalates to that point.
Good Luck. The regulations are on your side but it can all take longer tr resolve than you anticipated if someone is not doing what they are supposed to do to support your actions. Go for it, deocument your every step and then keep at it until you have got what you want, a relatively quiet apartment.