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EDC Staffers Offer Little Hope for Helicopter Noise Reduction; Velazquez Urges Bloomberg to Ban Tourist Flights

Two representatives of the City’s Economic Development Commission, Josh Nachowitz and Patricia Ornst, gave a presentation yesterday to the Finance District Committee of Community Board 1, which encompasses downtown Manhattan, concerning efforts to alleviate noise from helicopters using the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Several Brooklynites were present by invitation, including Judy Stanton, Executive Director of the […]

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Downtown Heliport on Agenda Tomorrow Evening

Brooklyn residents who are interested in the issue of continuing helicopter noise from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport are invited to attend the Community Board 1 (Manhattan) Financial District Committee meeting tomorrow (Wednesday, June 1) evening, at 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709, starting at 6:00. An update on the Downtown Heliport and flight patterns by the […]

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Fleet Week Begins

The annual Fleet Week, scheduled to cover Memorial Day weekend, begins tomorrow (Wednesday, May 25) with a parade of ships passing through the harbor, into the Hudson River, and up to the George Washington Bridge, where they will turn and go to their docks. This will be visible from the Promenade from 8:30 a.m. 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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Flight of the Ospreys

As your correspondent prepared for his customary morning walk, a loud clattering sound came from the direction of the harbor. This, on the morning after the helicopter noise deal was announced? Reaching the Promenade, I saw a U.S. Marine Corps V-22 Osprey twin tilt-rotor aircraft lifting off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. I looked up […]

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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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Local Officials Call Meeting at Heliport to Address Chopper Noise

A bevy of local political figures, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Joan Millman, and City Councilmember Steve Levin, along with others from nearby Brooklyn areas and Manhattan, will hold a press conference tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. According to Senator Squadron’s office: Congressman […]

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Chop the Choppers: BHB Gets Some Answers on Activity

On Tuesday Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Judy Stanton commented about the BHA’s efforts to thwart helicopter noise from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (DMH) on our original Chop the Choppers post. Stanton wrote: We know that five helicopter companies run flights in and out of the DMH but we do not know the breakdown of […]

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Channel 11 Interviews BHB Publisher and Reader About Chop the Choppers

BHB Publisher John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo and BHB reader/Brooklyn Heights resident Drew Burchenal were interviewed today by WPIX-TV’s Monica Morales about the campaign to Chop the Choppers taking off and landing from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.  Burchenal was interviewed in his apartment and on the roof of his building while Homer pointed out the throngs […]

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