03-12-2009, 06:35 PM
For three weeks now several times a week I am awakened by the aroma of cooking meat wafting into my bedroom facing 17th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. I checked with Energy Kitchen and Nooch - both assert they close the kitchens at 10 pm and the exhaust pipes on the tops of the buildings are inert. This occurs from 2 am approximately to 7 am - and I am baffled. Any other neighbors bothered by this? Or, any neighbors in the restaurant business and familiar with grill/oven cleaning procedures in such restaurants and whether they ever do such cleaning on off hours?