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Harvey Weinstein’s Dogs Annoy His Neighbors and He Doesn’t Care

Producer Harvey Weinstein
Producer Harvey Weinstein attends a screening of “The Intouchables” at The Paley Center for Media on April 30, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

According to some people living in the vicinity of Weinstein’s Bank Street townhouse, Rocky and Myrtle start barking every day at around 8 a.m., and they do not stop. 311 calls have been made, signs “urging peace and quiet” have been posted, and former New York Times food critic Mimi Sheraton —  who described the noise as a combination of one dog’s “very loud and cutting” howl and the other’s “knife-sharp, piercing, needling bark” — even contacted the Weinstein Company’s office to complain. (A source “close to Weinstein” claims the animals were in Connecticut at the time.) “Only bad press could stop Harvey Weinstein from ignoring the grief he is causing his neighbors,” wrote one man in a West Village newsletter. Somehow, we don’t think that’ll do the trick. 

Harvey Weinstein’s Dogs Annoy His Neighbors