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Chopper Noise Complaints Resurgent; Squadron Demands “100% Compliance”

It won’t be news to most BHB readers, but the helicopter noise problem, which we highlighted early last April, and which was apparently at least partially resolved at the end of that month with an agreement to ban tourist helicopters from flying over Brooklyn, is still with us. Citywide media are now noticing.

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Choppers, MTA, Park, Albany Reform Dominate Squadron’s Community Meeting

About thirty local residents, your correspondent included, braved biting winds and a fierce flurry to get to 55 Pierrepont Street for last night’s community meeting, hosted by State Senator Daniel Squadron. On our arrival, the Senator’s Chief of Staff, John Raskin, treated us to Oreos and milk as tokens of regret for Sen. Squadron’s unavoidable […]

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New Procedure for Chopper Noise Complaints

Note: this is an update of an earlier post that has now been deleted. BHB has been advised that all helicopter complaints are now being received by 311 operators, who will create a helicopter complaint “Service Request” to track and deal with the complaints. Monthly reports will also be provided to NYCEDC, elected officials, and […]

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Homer Talks Choppers on Channel 5

Walking home on the Promenade after dropping off some of our new snazzy Brooklyn Bugle t-shirts to our pals at the Heights Cafe,  we noticed a news van interviewing passersby.  It was a crew from WNYW-TV, channel 5, talking to folks about yesterday’s announcement from the EDC about new rules governing tourist helicopters.   They […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Choppers Chopped!!

Chop the Choppers indeed!! WPIX-TV reports and BHB has confirmed with Congressman Jerry Nadler’s office that the EDC will officially announce drastic changes in tourist helicopter flight pattern over Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park. A spokesperson for the congressman says that this is an “initial step” but that it doesn’t “solve everything”. The EDC’s […]

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Chop the Choppers: What’s the Real Deal with the EDC’s Plan?

Something really did come “off” after yesterday’s news that the BHA hadn’t been filled in about the Economic Development Corporation’s reported plan to curb tourist helicopter noise over Brooklyn Heights.

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BHB Survey: Readers Really Hate Choppers

The BHB Community has spoken.  You really, really hate helicopter noise over Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights and beyond.  Sure, we sorta knew that already but our online survey proves it.

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BHA’s Stanton: Haven’t Heard of EDC’s Plan to Chop the Choppers

While Brooklyn Heights Blog, WPIX-TV and other news outlets reported on Monday that the EDC is working on a plan to curb helicopter traffic over Brooklyn Heights, it’s a news flash to Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Judy Stanton. The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the group’s spokesperson, who was on the bleeding edge of this […]

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Chop the Choppers: War is Over (If EDC Wants It…or Actually the FAA?)

WPIX-TV reports that the Economic Development Corporation, the agency overseeing operations at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, is “crafting an Air Tour Management plan” to curb noise over Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights. The report ads that the potential new scheme would not cover commuter flights out of DMH.

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Brooklyn Heights Choppers: Could a Quiet Period or Cutback in Traffic be On the Way?

NBC New York covered the Chop the Choppers issue last night.  The report ends with this interesting tidbit: NBC New York: Meantime, a spokesperson for the EDC [Economic Development Corporation] told me the city is working to develop a “New York Air Tour Management Plan to address the concerns.” He said the plan will likely […]

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