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Squadron’s Community Meeting Hits Hot Button Issues

Last evening’s Community Meeting got off to an interesting start when Brooklyn Heights resident and long time Brooklyn Bridge Park advocate Tony Manheim asked State Senator Daniel Squadron if, now that in a deal brokered in part by Squadron and Assemblywoman Joan Millman, the State has given control of the Park to the City, he […]

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Squadron, Millman, Levin call for Tourist Helicopter Ban

Following yesterday’s fatal helicopter crash in the East River, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and City Council Member Steve Levin, along with other local elected officials, have called for “a complete ban on all tourist helicopters from Manhattan’s dangerous air corridors, including the city’s rivers and harbors.”

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Tourist Chopper Crashes in East River – 1 Dead, 4 Injured

The inevitable has happened – a tourist chopper crashed into the East River this afternoon shortly after taking off from the East 34th Street Heliport. CBS News reports that one person is dead and 4 have been injured.

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Reminders: Stop the Chop Rally and E-Waste Recycling

There will be a rally to demand an end to tourist helicopter flights from the Downtown Heliport today at 1:00 p.m. at Pier 6, foot of Atlantic Avenue, rain or shine. Local elected officials will be there. E-waste recycling continues today at First Unitarian Church, 121 Pierrepont Street (corner of Monroe Place), from noon to […]

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Rally Against Chopper Noise at Pier 6 Sunday

There will be a rally on Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, this Sunday, May 15, starting at 1:00 p.m., to demand an end to all non-essential (i.e. tourist) helicopter flights from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Local elected officials, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, State Senators Daniel Squadron and Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and City Council […]

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Chopper Noise: Squadron Responds to Reader Complaint

BHB reader drewb, who has frequently and helpfully commented on the helicopter noise problem, wrote to State Senator Daniel Squadron, and has received a reply which provides useful information and a guide to making effective complaints. The full text of the letter follows the jump.

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Are Tourist Helicopter Operators Breaking Their Deal?

Brooklyn Heights resident/BHB reader Drew Burchenal is sure that that helicopter tour operators are not adhering to their deal with the city to not fly over Brooklyn. He’s posted a video to YouTube (his first, along with our coverage, accelerated action last year) showing alleged infractions. See it and read his letter to NYS Senator […]

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Chopper Crackdown Enforced with Fines

We earlier noted that the City’s Economic Development Corporation and Saker Aviation, the operator of the Downtown Heliport, have begun to enforce the rules agreed to last April to prevent tourist helicopters from overflying Brooklyn Heights or Brooklyn Bridge Park. These rules are now being given teeth through the imposition of fines on pilots who […]

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City Cracking Down on Chopper Noise

The City’s Economic Development Corporation, owner of the Downtown Heliport, has begun serious efforts to enforce the agreement made last April concerning the number and flight paths of helicopters using the Heliport. New York Post: Aviation authorities have quietly started cracking down on hell-raising helicopters breaking new city flight restrictions for sightseeing aircraft, The Post […]

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WPIX Talks to BHB’s Loscalzo, Sen. Squadron About Chopper Noise Redux

WPIX-TV who covered our fight against tourist helicopter noise last Spring, were back here today investigating the recent resurgence in activity.   Correspondent Monica Morales spoke to Brooklyn Bugle Media founder John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo and NYS Senator Daniel Squadron about the issue. Earlier today, Squadron demanded that tour operators comply “100 percent” with a […]

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