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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Councilman Vallone’s helicopter noise resolution heard by City Council
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The City Council held a hearing last week on a resolution calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to redirect the North Shore Helicopter Route away from north Queens. The route requires helicopter pilots to fly along the north shore of Long Island rather than directly over communities, and was established after numerous community noise complaints […]

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Small plane crashes in water off Breezy Point, one body found: reports
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Authorities have recovered the debris of a small plane — along with the body of the possible pilot — which crashed off the coast of Breezy Point on Wednesday night, according to published reports. The single-engine aircraft hit the water before 8 p.m. and authorities reportedly began to discover parts of the wreckage more than […]

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Drone talk tops 104COP general assembly meeting
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The new president of the 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol (104COP), Mark Pearson, got his first taste of official duty as he conducted his first 104COP general assembly meeting at the United Talmudic Seminary in Glendale on Thursday night. After 104COP unveiled its newest piece of equipment last week, a quad-copter, Pearson was faced with answering […]

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