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Alphabet City Residents Furious Over Noise Coming From Nearby 7-11

7-Eleven East Village


It is quite literally the city that never sleeps for residents of Westminster in the East Village.

Tenants filed complaints over noisy air conditioner and refrigerator units that cool the 7-11 convenience store on Avenue A.

They told CBS 2 that they haven’t been able to rest at night since the store opened last year.

“For too many months, Westminster’s concerns about 7-11’s noisy units fell on deaf ears. We completely agree with local residents – the units installed and owned by 7-11 need to be moved, and we’re working to make sure it happens,” a spokesman for Westminster management said.

The store has received violations from the city along with a cease and desist order, but still residents toss and turn.

“It sounds like, in some apartments, you’re living in a wind tunnel,” said state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan.)

“We’ve had to move out of our bedrooms on the third floor, as well as the first floor, in order to be free of the noise,” another tenant added.

In a statement, 7-11 said that it has been working with the landlord of the property to resolve the issue.

The landlord was scheduled to appear at a hearing of the environmental control board to present a plan for relocating the refrigeration units.

The landlord did not have a comment on Monday night.

Alphabet City Residents Furious Over Noise Coming From Nearby 7-11 [CBS]


Residents annoyed at 7-Eleven’s loud refrigerator in East Village [ABC 7]
Local pols blast 7-Eleven for blocking order to remove noisy refrigeration unit at 170 Avenue A [EV Grieve]
7-Eleven’s Noisy Fridge Unit Forces Family to Sleep in Living Room [DNA Info]


Full Coverage on the AC Units at 170 Avenue A [No 7-Eleven]

7-Eleven’s Newest Service? Air Shaft Wifi!

7-Eleven Internet CafeNever mind that silly key copying kiosk, the best service to come out of the newish 7-Eleven on Avenue A is the air shaft Internet cafe!

In the past few weeks, 7-Eleven employees have been aggravating their neighbors by filling their apartments with cigarette smoke, pot smoke and covering the streets with garbage. But it looks like the kids are making up for it by opening a free Internet cafe in the air shaft! It seems all one needs to do to gain access is befriend an employee.

All kidding aside, it begs the question – where is the manager?

Slurpees and Spliffs at Avenue A 7-Eleven

Forget about the Slurpees, fire up the spliffs! Break time just got a lot more chill at the 7-Eleven on Avenue A and 11th Street. A resident of the building caught an employee and two friends smoking a bone in the air shaft behind the building – a mere two feet from residents’ windows.

The bedrooms of the adjacent apartments are practically unlivable because the illegal AC units drone away all day and night. 7-Eleven employee and pals routinely smoke butts in the air shaft, filling the surrounding apartments with cigarette smoke. It’s unclear if 7-Eleven’s company policy allows 7-Eleven employees to invite their friends into the air shaft for a smoke and a toke. Maybe Margaret Chabris knows?


Guess this would explain why they’re so lax about the trash.

7-Eleven Employee and Pals Smoke Out Residents



Residents living above the 7-Eleven on 11th Street and Avenue A have had it pretty rough since the chain has become involved with the Westminster managed building. An apartment has been raided by four men in the middle of the night, residents are permanently displaced from their bedrooms because of noisy and illegal AC units feet from their windows, garbage strewn streets and now, they are being smoked out.

A 7-Eleven employee, seen on the left in his uniform and two pals have turned the alley into a smoking lounge, filling the neighboring apartments with cigarette smoke.

How much more do these tenants have to put up with?