Testimonial Letters (Click on descriptions below, or scroll to read letters)

Attorney thanks Alan Fierstein for "well-crafted", "accurate", "persuasive" testimony.


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No one else could find the noise source, not even another consultant


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Acoustilog's report "had an impact", Co-Op board looking into elevator noise remediation as a result

Alan:

Your reports had an impact. Thank you so much. We shall see where it goes.

[excerpts from condo board email below]

... The Board had decided to explore remediation efforts to address the noise issues that you have complained about.
... I know this has taken a long time and I appreciate your patience. I think the Accoustilog studies that you commissioned materially advanced the ball in persuading us to move forward, so I thank you for that.
... I assure you we are approaching this with good will and I am confident we can reach a mutually agreeable solution.

Name withheld

Dance studio got a DEP re-test and passed.

Hi Mr. Fierstein,

Just wanted you to know that the 2 guys from the DEP came last nite to re-test. One looked at the limiter, took pictures of it..And then one stood by the stereo while the other went up to the tenant's floor. He knocked on the tenant's door and she refused to open. [It was] pointed out to the 2 DEP guys that the husband and son were standing outside in the street watching. He took the reading in the hallway and it registered 39. You could hear absolutely no music and that was just ambient noise.

The one in the studio told our manager that the DEP doesn't appreciate this tenant "stonewalling" them and using the Agency against us in an effort to not pay her bills. (At the hearing I produced copies of the tenant's last year eviction and this current one).

The DEP guy said he's sure we will not pay anything on this violation when we appear in March.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that we are done with them. Our landlord said yesterday was the court date for the eviction. I don't know what happened -- maybe postponed due to snow.

Thank you so much for all your help. As much as I enjoyed dealing with you since you've been nothing but a pleasure, I hope I don't have to call you anymore! LOL I'll tell you what happens in March when we go back!

Warm regards,
[name withheld]

Follow-up Letter:

Hi Mr. Fierstein,

I thought you would like to know the final outcome of the DEP violation.

After we followed your directions to resolve the noise problem, we attended the first hearing with pictures of the new speakers, the limiter and your report. At that time, we rescheduled another hearing so the DEP can take readings again. They came, the tenant refused entry, and they did measurements like you did, by tenant's door. Readings were below the acceptable level, so that was good!

We attended the final hearing yesterday and the fine was zero because we had complied, in a timely fashion, to fix the problem.

I'm so glad I found you on the internet and you took the trek out to Queens for us! You were always available to answer any question we had. Never had to wait days to hear back from you -- it was a pleasure!

Thought you'd be interested in hearing a good outcome!

Thanks so much for everything!

Best,
[name withheld]

Client had to convince Board that upstairs neighbor's children created a nuisance with excessive noise.

From Joya Stella May 29, 2009
Date 2007/03/08 Thur PM 08:00:51 EST

" Al Fierstein from Acoustilog is undeniably the sole expert in NYC for sound analysis and diagnostics in both residential & commercial spaces.

Al's decades of experience, coupled with his irrefutable scientific data is an essential tool for victims of all types of noise pollution. His ability to identify structural problems, as well as the ability to record and play back noise in a court of law are essential to tenants who must go head to head with their Board or management corporation.

Acoustilog was the only resource to assist me with my noise problem. Not only was Al sympathetic to my situation, but he also offered long term practical solutions for renovations and reassured me of my right to a habitable and quiet apartment.

In my particular case, an uncontrollable toddler was the source of nuisance both day and night; oftentimes until 1 AM. He was even able to measure the vibrations of my ceiling during the analysis. Al's scientific data in his acoustic report proved to the Board that my issue was indeed chronic, intolerable, and illegal."

" Anyone considering renovations or seeking to resolve serious noise issues with neighbors in multiple dwelling units should consult with Acoustilog first."

Joya Stella
Woodside, Queens


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Client won harassment case with help from expert testimony by Alan Fierstein, including playback of calibrated recordings in court. Read excerpts from judge's decision.


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A client's thanks for helping him "stand his ground" in dispute with builder. Insufficient sound isolation was rectified at builder's expense and builder reimbursed client for the consultation fees.

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A client's thanks for expert witness testimony in a noise case. Click for full text of Judge's decision, including quotes from Alan Fierstein's testimony.

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Comments from an attorney.

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A successful resolution to a neighbor noise problem.

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This residential customer thanks us for helping her "get her life back" .

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Residential customer says "You are the very best!"

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NY City Council Member Gennaro thanks Alan Fierstein for his testimony re: the new Noise Code. Read More

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"Truly impressed"

Webinar thanks.

Advice successful, "racket" gone.

Pump & piping replaced, "not a peep" anymore!

Co-op Board replaces antiquated boiler after Acoustilog noise tests

Ventilation system that "shook light fixtures" now quiet

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Boiler Pump Noise Gone

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On the following job we were able to help the client avoid a fine and solve some other noise problems in their building.

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This is a letter from a client of ours who runs a Karate School (Dojo). They called us because noise from their classes was disturbing other tenants in the building.

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Here is an email from a customer about a ceiling we designed, and a contractor we recommended.


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More E-Mails from residential customers.


Customer's son disturbed downstairs neighbors even though his "drums" were electronic pads. The stomping and pounding went right through the floor, until a contractor implemented our recommendations.

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A client thanks us in a case involving a proposed open air schoolyard and playground

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Dog barking problem solved, neighbors still on good terms.

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Three operators of commercial establishments (a hotel, a dance club and a hospitality management company) write to thank Acoustilog for helping them with noise problems as well as Community Board and State Liquor Authority approvals.







Project studio owner who had previously been "taken in" by sales hype for ineffective acoustic materials says he'd have saved "one hell of a lot of money, time and aggravation" if he had called Acoustilog first.

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Studio owner "would never use anyone else to tune again."



College instructor thanks Al Fierstein for a presentation given to an acoustics class.



Another college professor "praises" Acoustilog for the usefulness and longevity of the Acoustilog Reverberation Timer


Letter from a recent client for whom we did acoustic work as well as sound system troubleshooting and repair.

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