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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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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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Helicopter Noise Press Conference Saturday

Our friends at the Brookyn Heights Association have notified us that this Saturday morning, October 26, at 10:00 [y]ou are invited to join Congress Members Nydia Velázquez, Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler this Saturday on the steps of City Hall for a major announcement introducing federal legislation. The Improving Helicopter Safety Act of 2019, seeks […]

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BHB Stalwart Andrew Porter Sounds Off About Helicopter Noise

Last week the New York Times asked for comments on noise complaints. Loyal BHB reader and commenter Andrew Porter had this response, which the Times approved: The noisiest things here in Brooklyn Heights are the helicopters, whether NYPD one hovering over accidents on the BQE, Brooklyn Bridge or other trouble spots, or the ones passing […]

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“Police Emergency” Caused Helicopter Noise Tonight

Having heard the noise from the helicopter hovering for hours over the Downtown Brooklyn/Brooklyn Heights border, and having received complaints from readers, your correspondent called the 84th Precinct, and was told it was because of a “police emergency.” I asked if I could be told the nature of the emergency, and was told I may […]

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Tourist Chopper Traffic To Be Trimmed

The Brooklyn Paper reports that New York City and the operators of tourist helicopter flights have agreed to a phased reduction of the number of such flights that will result in a fifty percent reduction as of January 2017. Sunday flights will cease entirely as of April 1 of this year. A twenty percent reduction […]

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No (Loud) Sex, Please; This is Brooklyn Heights

We have helicopters. We have Brooklyn Bridge renovation work. We have kids going to and from Brooklyn Bridge Park. What we don’t have–count your blessings–are neighbors who disturb our peace while getting a piece; at least none who have done so flagrantly enough to rate a 311 call to complain. DNA Info has created an […]

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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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