Ok so the WALL that your antenna is on. Is west and ESB is Sout/east.. The signal needs to travel through 5 apts to reach you?
Yet ESB is only 8 to 9 miles away. BUT your antenna is not that powerful. It is only good for 20 miles away and since you are indoors you need to cut that distance by 2/3. There are better people then me ,but I do have with experience with about 10 antennas. Most Radio shack cheapo antennas
My suggestion you need an antenna rated 40 miles plus. To compensate for the indoor effect and the facing wrong way effect. You need to be open in trying other antennas and returning the ones that do not work.
I use a terk-50/ 55. Most people say it is a joke. I love it for my aunt. But we are 7 miles and facing ESB with outer wall. It would not work at all for you imo
So I suggest the following go to the AVS forum comparison
There is a Excel chart 1/3 down.
You will see this person got great results with db2 and Clearstream c2. I tried the C2 and got the same results as terk50 so I returned it. Both these antennas come larger. The DB4 and Clearstream C4. If you can hid the antenna or put it under bed, Then these would be the best to try. Both the C2 and Db2 are rated for outdoors, but are small enough for indoors.
DB2 up to 30 miles
DB4 a range of about 55 miles
C2 Range up to 50 Miles
C4 Up to 65 Miles of Range
What I did with the C2 was I went to home depot and found a 8 foot tall think piece of stick wood. Used for closets, I had the Home Depot guy cut it down to 5 foot for me. I mounted the antenna on the stick and put it behind a dresser, I still have the stick lol If you weren't 2 hours away . I would say come and get it lol Cost about $10 or so, I forget.
Now I switched to Terk HD Rg6 coax and found a 5 signal boost. I recommend to make sure your RG6 is HD rated, I found it made a difference. Terk at best buy was the cheapest.
This is what it looks like. It comes in smaller/cheaper sizes. I got the 6 foot I think
You are going to need to experiment with a couple more antennas. These guys here can help you with a preamp in necessary.
Keep in mind the DB 2 and DB4 say only for UHF only, but I knew someone from the board who used out outside and he was 30 miles away from ESB and got all the VHS.
This is why I tried the C2 that is for uhf/vhf. I wished I could of tried the C4
Hope this helps. Read that Avs antenna link.
I wonder if there is a new antenna discussion out there that compares antennas?