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Restler Introduces Bill to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights

Last November, citing The City, we noted that there had been a large increase in complaints to 311 about helicopter noise. Now AMNY reports that City Councilmember Lincoln Restler (photo) has introduced a bill that, if enacted, would ban all “non-essential” flights from city owned heliports. This would include all commuter and tourist flights. Those […]

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Listen to Mary Frost, Lara Birnback and Brooklyn Heights Neighbors on The Pulse Podcast

Remember that story of the hellish noise coming from Cadman Towers? Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter Mary Frost’s coverage of the mystery was so captivating, an NPR podcast, The Pulse, covers it in this episode. You can hear Mary Frost, neighbors Wilson Burrous, Victoria Owens and Toba Potosky, and Brooklyn Heights Association’s Lara Birnback in the episode. […]

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The Mystery Noise Of Pineapple Walk — Solved!

If you had been hearing a mysterious, annoying, “high pitched zee-zee-zee-zee” sound in the vicinity of Pineapple Walk, Henry Street, and Cadman Towers, and thought “hey, that’s almost as loud as the helicopters”, Mary Frost revealed the culprit yesterday in The Brooklyn Eagle, in a page-turning (finger-scrolling?) article we’re sure will be optioned by Netflix […]

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2:30 AM Fireworks in Brooklyn Heights

This morning, at about 2:30, my wife, Martha Foley, was awakened by a series of small explosions outside. She went to a window that looks down at the intersection of Montague Street, Montague Terrace, and Pierrepont Place, just before the entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and got the photo above of a Roman candle […]

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BHA Invites You to Spring into Service and to Fight Helicopter Noise

This Sunday, April 18 the Brooklyn Heights Association will hold its “Spring into Service” event, combining fun with community service and charity. Gather at the Clark Street entrance to the Promenade at 10:00 AM, “wear your best florals, paisley prints and bonnets! Get a bag & gloves from the BHA to collect trash. Kids will […]

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Let’s Name the Noisy Building

Update:Curbed interviews an acoustician who suggests some possible solutions. Big hat tip to reader Remsen Street Dweller for alerting us to Mary Frost’s Eagle story about 347 Henry Street, or 5 River Park (photo by your correspondent), a nearly completed high rise residential building two blocks south of Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill, that is […]

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Bill in Congress Would Limit Helicopter Noise

Those of you who have followed this blog for some time know that the issue of helicopter noise is perennial. Even if you’re new to the blog, you may know that it’s an issue for Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and other nearby neighborhoods. Just over a year ago, as we noted, a bill was […]

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Helicopter Noise Complaints on the Rise

The City (website) reports that complaints to 311 about helicopter noise have increased greatly from 2019 to 2020. The article attributes this, at least in part, to COVID restrictions causing people to work from home and making them more sensitive to noise during working hours. It also quotes Brooklyn Heights Association executive director Lara Birnback: […]

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Electeds Ask de Blasio and FAA to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights

We previously noted that three Congressional Representatives, including Nydia Velazquez, who represents Brooklyn Heights, co-sponsored a bill introduced in Congress that would effectively ban all non-essential helicopter flights, including tourist and commuter flights, over all boroughs of New York City. AM New York reports that these same Representatives, along with three others, all from the […]

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Bill to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights Over City Introduced in Congress

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that three U.S. Rrepresentatives, all of whom serve districts at least partly in Brooklyn, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (photo), whose New York 7th District includes all of Brooklyn Heights, and Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, have introduced the Improving Helicopter Safety Bill of 2019. If enacted, the bill would […]

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