Residents of an Upper West Side co-op are crying foul on their acquaintances in a new lawsuit, claiming that the family mounted a full hardwood basketball court — internal their condominium. The own family requests it’s not anything more than a toy hoop of their soundproof den — and says rabble-rousing buddies have burdened them a lot over the so-referred to as court that they’re now dealing with eviction. Cohabitants Jesse Levine and Laurie Silver allege in their Manhattan civil fit that Laurin Grollman (with husband Robert Herzog) and Grollman’s family in 2014 combined seventh-ground units at a hundred and sixty W. 95th St. In years-lengthy preservation that in the long run included an “in-ground basketball court.” Around 2015, the Grollman family started having human beings over for noisy hoops matches — and it unexpectedly gave the impression of they have been living above Madison Square Garden, Levine and Silver allege. “Ms. Grollman, her family individuals and her guests engage in basketball video games which are the reason of unreasonably excessive-decibel noises, stomping, and excessive vibration,” the plaintiffs, who live floors above, fume in court docket papers. “When Mr. Levine confronted Ms.
Grollman in a neighborly fashion, she informed him explicitly that if he did not like basketball video games, he must leave,” the fit fees. The alleged hoopsters say it’s all of their friends’ heads. “There isn’t any basketball court. There’s a Nerf basketball hoop up on the wall,” Herzog told The Post. “We did maintenance in our rental and we drew lines at the floor due to the fact we concept they might look lovable because we have boys.” Herzog conceded that the one hundred twenty-rectangular-foot room changed into as soon as noisy, but he said it was soundproofed when downstairs pals complained. “We have six layers of soundproofing, which, via the manner, had been sound tested. It’s a hundred percentage covered. And through the way, those human beings live two flooring above us. They don’t even live [directly] above us,” he said. Herzog claims Levine and Silver are just angry over the protection, which uncovered some ungrounded wiring the duo needed to pay to restore. The feud escalated in November 2018 when Levine admits in courtroom papers, he “engaged in self-assist treatments” that “led to his arrest and prosecution.” Court facts show Levine become caught on digicam doing $400 worth of harm to Grollman’s the front-door lock, and eliminated an Amazon package of hers worth $15.49 from the constructing’s foyer. He pleaded responsible for harassment, a contradiction. After that, the co-op board despatched Levine and Silver letters stressful they flow out. Saying they had engaged in “objectionable behavior” and needed to go away the condominium — which they declare is just a trumped-up fee that suggests “preferential remedy” to Grollman, a former co-op board president. They are suing the co-op to stay put. “I hope the court docket gets this one right and prevent the board from terminating my client’s hire and require that the defendant, Ms. Grollman take down her basketball courtroom,” stated their legal professional, Philippe Gerschel. But Herzog says his youngsters don’t even play with the hoop anymore. “They are so into ‘Fortnight’ proper now, they possibly haven’t executed it for the entire wintry weather,” he stated.