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Website Shows Off New Yorkers Best Notes, Rants

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    Got a Nasty Note from your Neighbor? Tell us about it! http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/NBCNewYork (Published Monday, Nov. 1, 2010)

    Ever left—or received—a nasty note from your neighbor? Well now you can showcase your talent for leaving (or getting) creatively malicious notes.

    A new website, PassiveAggressiveNotes.com, has been showcasing some of the meanest, funniest, or just plain weirdest messages left to neighbors and co-workers around the world, many of which come from New Yorkers, who are no strangers to the occasional nasty message.

    The messages, which are usually posted anonymously, relay some of the frustrations that can come from living in New York and being in such close proximity to so many people.

    One of the notes posted was from a Queens resident who became fed up with the musical styling of one of their neighbors. It read, “Dear Friend, take the flute and shove it up you ass. You have no talent. Give your neighbors a break. If not, we are going to break your hands.”

    Another comes from a common occurrence in some New York apartments, newspaper thieves. Reads one note, “To the scumbag who keeps taking my New York Times as their own, I’m not impressed. You obviously are somewhat intelligent if you are inclined to read such a quality publication, but guess what dumbass, stealing is still wrong.”

    Kerry Miller, the creator of the website, said she got the inspiration for the website after living in a one-bathroom apartment in Park Slope with three roommates, who used post-it notes to vent their annoyances with each other.

    Miller’s favorite types of notes are the ones that get self-righteous, such as a letter from some Lower East Side parents who had plants stolen from their 4-year-old.

    “A child helped to plant the flowers you stole,” it read. “She is 4-years-old and loves puzzles, nature, and learning new things. You have introduced the concept of ‘stealing’ into out conversation.”

    Miller also loves the ones that are “trying to guilt-trip you,” she tells the New York Post.

    Have you ever left or received a nasty note? Let us know and share your experience with us on our Facebook page and your comments might be used on air.