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Quiet NYC Community Complains About Rambunctious College Parties

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    Complaints Rise About Noisy Manhattan College Parties

    Garbage, beer cans and even trails of vomit has some locals around Manhattan College raising complaints about out-of-control parties. Wale Aliyu reports. (Published Friday, Nov. 3, 2017)

    What to Know

    • Residents around Manhattan College say their apartment building is being littered with trash and vomit because of obnoxious party-goers

    • Councilman Andrew Cohen says he has attended dozens of meetings with residents complaining to him, the police and the school

    • A Manhattan College spokesperson students who have been found to violate community standards have been "disciplined appropriately"

    Residents around Manhattan College in the Bronx are raising complaints after they say rambunctious party-goers are leaving behind trash, empty beer cans and even trails of vomit around their quiet community.

    The out-of-control parties are sometimes so loud the building will shake, Sarah Lang and Julia Lorusso said. Sometimes trails of vomit will end up on parked cars and even the occasional parade of rowdy college students will be heard marching through the area.

    Now some local leaders and nearby college are doing something about it.

    Councilman Andrew Cohen says he has attended dozens of meetings with residents complaining to him, the police and the school.

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    “The kids are drinking all of the time, all over the place,” he said. “The amount of drinking that takes place at Manhattan College is out of control and the school takes no responsibility for the kids off campus.”

    A Manhattan College spokesperson disagreed with Cohen.

    “Any students who have been found to violate our community standards and code of conduct, on or off campus, have been disciplined appropriately,” Manhattan College Spokesperson Peter McHugh said in a statement to NBC 4 New York.

    A student who lives in one of the apartments residents have complained about said it’s other apartments also and said it’s nothing “that serious.”

    The school said it will continue to work on improving the relationship between students and families. However, some residents said they have been complaining for years and have little hope things will change.

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