Sadness Seeps Outward #VerticalLife

from a letter to the Condo Board from a block of frustrated owners…

Nothing (including the leaks, the busted trash bins, the constant assessments, the strollers in the lobby, the lawsuits, etc…) has done more to destroy the day-to-day enjoyment of our Units than living underneath, next to and above the {REDACTED} family.

The children rarely leave the apartment, and the apartment’s rugless rooms amplify the tricycles, marbles, bouncing balls and running from 6a to midnight. Through the ceilings, walls, vents and hallways, we hear every googly noise Mr. and Mrs. {REDACTED} make with their babbies, which is whatevs, but we also hear every screaming violent spousal fight they have with each other and every kid’s tantrum (and the fights and tantrums far outnumber the googly noises). Also, when Mr. {REDACTED} is home, he spends most of his time on his rear balcony shirtless and in his boxers (in full view of everyone in the back of our and our neighbors’ buildings), either yelling in an Eastern European language into his cellphone or sawing and hammering one of his many unfinished DIY projects his wife rolls her eyes at.

We are at our breaking point, but we are also afraid of Mr. {REDACTED} and implore the Board to confront his family’s sense of entitlement and disregard for neighbors. We understand that he was verbally abusive to and threatened one of our management company’s cleaning personnel on suspicion of vandalizing his stroller that he leaves 24/7 in the Condo’s lobby. We also therefore demand, especially in light of this recent abuse of the cleaning rep, the Board orders the {REDACTED} family to stop commandeering hallway and lobby space for the permanent storage of their personal belongings.

We know this may come off as a #WhiteWhine, because there are bigger problems in the world than the peaceful co-habitation within our Condo. But their sadness seeps outward. And we refuse to be saddened any longer.


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