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Stop the Chop: Senator Squadron Urges End to All Tourist Helicopter Flights from Downtown Heliport

State Senator Daniel Squadron, along with Congressman Jerrold Nadler, submitted testimony at a July 11, 2016 hearing on whether to extend Downtown Manhattan Heliport’s (DMH) concessionaire agreement with Saker Aviation Service, which operates tourist helicopter flights from the heliport. At stake is whether the concessionaire agreement would be extended through April 2021, with additional short-term renewal options. The […]

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Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters

Stroll the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and you can hear it day and night: the constant thwapping of tourist helicopters.  Flights take off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (DMH) located just south of the Seaport and is operated by Saker Aviation Services.  According to the Stop the Chop NY NJ,  “these tours are allowed to operate […]

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Heights Local To Mayor Bloomberg: ‘Enough Wit Da Helicopter Noise!’

At Thursday’s public celebration of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 opening, NYC Mayor Bloomberg took questions from press—and area residents. One local took the opportunity to raise the issue of Brooklyn Heights’ perpetual helicopter noise from tourist whirlybirds. Gothamist reports that Bloomberg acknowledged that helicopters taking off from lower Manhattan do fly within the vicinity […]

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Helicopters Banned From BK Heights Now Bugging Washington Heights Rez

Residents of Washington Heights in Manhattan are incensed by persistent noise from helicopters—after they were relocated from flying over Brooklyn Heights, Midtown and lower Manhattan. DNAInfo reports that in April 2010, the Economic Development Corp. instituted new routes for the noisy whirlybirds after consistent complaints from Brooklyn politicians. The new plan specified that tours from […]

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Helicopters over the Heights this morning

Because of the Occupy Wall Street activity in Lower Manhattan, Police and Media helicopters are hovering or flying lower over Brooklyn Heights and the East River. Protests are expected to continue throughout the day.

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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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BHB Reader Speaks Chopper to Power

BHB reader Drew Burchenal is flippin’ mad about the constant flow of tour company helicopters flying over Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights every day. We recently proposed a 4 hour quiet period and no night flights and Mr. Burchenal asks for at least reduction in flights in his letter if not a total ban.  The […]

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BHA’s Chopper Stopper Meeting Underwhelms

The Brooklyn Heights Association met with the Economic Development Corporation and the Federal Aviation Administration Friday (10/30) to voice its concern over the planned increase in tourist helicopter flights over the area.   BHA Executive Director Judy Stanton tells the Brooklyn Paper they left the meeting with a “lot less than expected.” Brooklyn Paper: A […]

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