Banging, Thudding Noises!!!
I've lived in the same 2BR (actually 1BR plus a den) apartment for ten years now, on the second floor of a two story building.
Until about nine months ago, I had a longtime downstairs neighbor whose stereo/home theatre system I would occasionally hear, but it was always at a very reasonable volume and always very early in the evening... nothing that would ever prompt me to have to do anything. Other than this, I never heard the guy in any way.
Then, about six months ago, he moved out and was replaced with a young guy who, although I have yet to hear any electronically generated noise from, is ALWAYS making these banging, thudding noises in his bedroom (directly below mine). I don't know what he's doing, or what piece of furniture he's closing the door/drawer on, but this goes on mostly between 5:30-7:30 in the morning or between 10:00 and midnight. It's become very unnerving to be sitting or lying in bed and half-expecting the next THUD!!!! to resonate through the building.
What can I do? Maybe I was just spoiled because the two parties who had lived down there for the previous nine years NEVER made any of these types of noises? Have any of you experience the same thing? I guess I should count my blessings because it's nothing of the loud TV/stereo variety, but it's still annoying as hell and there are times that it's all I can do to not just jump up and down on the floor with all my weight to give this person a hint....