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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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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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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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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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BHA to Meet with EDC Tomorrow About Tourist Choppers

The Brooklyn Heights Association will meet with the Economic Development Corporation tomorrow to discuss banning tourist helicopter flights over Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park.   BHA Executive Direct Judy Stanton tells the Brooklyn Paper that chopper noise is so bad that it’s hard to hold a “face to face conversation.” Brooklyn Paper: But […]

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