At Thursday’s public celebration of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 opening, NYC Mayor Bloomberg took questions from press—and area residents. One local took the opportunity to raise the issue of Brooklyn Heights’ perpetual helicopter noise from tourist whirlybirds. Gothamist reports that Bloomberg acknowledged that helicopters taking off from lower Manhattan do fly within the vicinity of Brooklyn Heights—mind youse, as two copters interrupted the festivities by proving the gadfly’s point.
Bloomie asked the guy what solution he would propose: “Why can’t you move them somewhere else?” Mayor Crusty asked what neighborhoods the choppers should fly over. Response: “New Jersey.” Bloomberg added that NYC tourists have little interest in touring Jersey… and that was that…
Comments on Gothamist are even more entertaining, with one noting,”Only a Brooklyn Heights douchebag would think a New York City mayor would have any jurisdiction over the state of New Jersey.” Another sided with deemed DB, sort of: “It’s all about the tourists, right Mayor Mike? ‘You wanna save humanity, but it’s people that you just can’t stand.’That said, I wish my neighbors would represent our neighborhood better.”
Calling State Sen. Daniel Squadron… come in, please… (Photo: Gothamist)