I doubt a lawyer from you will make a difference. Have a lawyer write a letter if you want to pursue this.
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A cease and desist letter is utterly irrelevant to any issue you mention...and what you're describing does not rise to the level of defamation.
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Ahh! The trials and tribulations of apartment living in NY. These type of complaints are not for what a Cease and Desist letter is for, per se. Consider looking for a new apartment as your lease terminations period approaches if it does not appear that you will be able to "get along" with your neighbors- ever.
As people know, you can sue anyone for anything these days. What you need to ask yourself is it worth it. Most attorneys would take this on a contingency so the money would be out of your own pocket.
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