How To Deal With Greasy Chicken Smell?

How To Deal With Greasy Chicken Smell?

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Tess Wilson
Nov 12, 2015

Q: My husband and I recently moved into a great apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We love the space, the natural light, and a huge outdoor patio. However, about two weeks after moving in we discovered a big problem: the exhaust pipe to the restaurant downstairs comes up directly to our balcony. This morning I woke up to the smell of greasy chicken cooking...

It's a cloyingly sweet odor; it can really give us a headache and just generally feels like a horrible intrusion. I've got candles and incense going but don't want to leave them on while we're asleep. Any tips? -Sent by Georgianna

Editor: It's like the bacon alarm clock, if you didn't choose to have a bacon alarm clock and you don't like the smell of bacon! Readers, is there anything Georgianna can do about this olfactory intrusion? And legal types, is there anything that can be done about the exhaust pipe itself? Thanks!

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