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NY1 For You: Large AC Unit's Summer Hum Annoys Brooklyn Neighbors

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A noisy air conditioning unit in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn has residents in the neighborhood feeling like prisoners in their own homes. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following NY1 For You report.

Residents say a loud humming is heard in their houses along 92nd Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn -- morning, day and night.

"We have to close the window and turn other electronic appliances so we are able to cancel out the outside noise," says Kurt Cedo, a resident.

The noise is coming from an air conditioning unit directly behind their houses that is used to cool a neighboring condominium. Homeowners say they have been forced to deal with the disruptive sound every summer for years.

"It's terrible. It's not like it's far away, it's literally a few feet behind us," says Cedo.

"When the AC starts going on, the noise is unbearable, unbearable really," says Sdek Nakleh, a family friend.

"At night it's the worst, when everything is quiet and this thing comes out of nowhere," says another resident.

NY1 has called management for 52 92nd street and has not heard back.

The station also called the Department of Environmental Protection to find out if the noise coming from the unit exceeds the city's legal limit of 42 decibels. An DEP spokesperson told NY1 the department has already issued the building's management a violation earlier this summer.

The spokesperson went on to say that DEP is in the process of setting up another inspection in the next few weeks, and if it is given another violation, then the DEP will request a cease and desist warrant at the next Environmental Control Board in August.

That is some reassurance for residents desperate for a good night's sleep. NY1 For You will continue to follow this story. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP