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Author Topic: 1st floor apartment in NYC  (Read 3355 times)

scm2117

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1st floor apartment in NYC
« on: May 02, 2010, 08:40:26 PM »

I just moved in to a 1st floor apartment in greenwich village in NYC (renting). There is lots of foot traffic, with groups of loud drunk people walking by at 2am, and people just sitting on the steps of the building (2 feet from my 2 bedroom windows) talking loudly.
I want to soundproof the 2 bedroom windows that face the street. The wall is made of brick so I assume that doesn't let a lot of sound through... though I don't know for sure. The windows seem really old and crappy, but I'm only renting for a year or so, so I don't want to spend a fortune replacing them.

What are my cheapest options for soundproofing these windows? It's not a whole ton of sound coming through, it's a moderate level, so I don't need to get the most soundproofed windows in the world. I just dont want to spend more than $100-200 and I want to get something moderately effective. And I'm not McGyver, so I can't build much from scratch either..

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Re: 1st floor apartment in NYC
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 03:58:12 PM »

here is the link for making a window plug, this is most likely the easiest way to reduce noise through the window.
http://soundproofing.org/infopages/windowplug.htm

If you dont like the plug then you can try our Magnaseal system with 3/8" acrylic.
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