Aerial photographer takes breathtaking shots of Astoria with drone
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Astoria resident Mark DiConzo has turned his hobby as an aerial photographer into a profession. As a producer, choreographer and actor DiConzo spends a lot of time traveling the country and has found a unique way to capture the places he visits. He began flying small drones in his hotel rooms when he was traveling for various tours and […]

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Additional runway at Newark Airport might mean a whole lot more airplane noise in Queens
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Queens residents may face the burden of more airplane noise due to a new plan for Newark Liberty International Airport that might involve an additional runway. Flushing-based Congresswoman Grace Meng expressed her opposition in a letter to the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday, stating that the New Jersey airport’s plan to use another runway […]

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Following a Long Island plane crash, Whitestone residents fear frequent tourist helicopters
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Whitestone has been rumbling with anger over Hampton helicopters that instill a sense of fear and discomfort among neighborhood residents. Tuesday’s report of a single-engine plane crashed in Syosset, Long Island, that killed three occupants near a school has added to the anxieties of Whitestone residents. “My heart sunk,” said Alfredo Centola, president of the We Love Whitestone Civic […]

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Howard Beach and south Queens residents call for stricter jet noise rules
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It’s something Howard Beach residents experience every day: low-flying airplanes approaching the runways of John F. Kennedy Airport that sound as if they’re about to land on their rooftops. While acknowledging little can be done to stop the traffic, one local lawmaker is pressing the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten airplane noise rules and give residents […]

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Northeast Queens airplane noise: community board wants a say in transit study
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Northeast Queens residents want their voices heard loud and clear regarding airplane noise in their skies. Community Board 7 (CB 7)of Flushing, Whitestone, and College Point is requesting that Borough President Melinda Katz push for more community stakeholder inclusion in advisory committees tasked with reducing airport noise pollution. The technical advisory committees were created as part of […]

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