In an effort to ease unbearable airplane noise for local Queens residents, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) held a discussion with the Federal Aviation Administration and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to discuss ways to mitigate flight patterns and improve the quality of life for local neighborhoods.
The meeting provided the opportunity to discuss the issues that community members suffer with and begin a dialogue with the agencies to find ways to work together and successfully move forward to better protect all residents and airline passengers.
Earlier this year, Goldfeder co-sponsored legislation that unanimously passed in both houses of the legislature that was not signed into law by Governor Cuomo. Although he neglected to sign the bill, the Governor has required the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to work with the communities and to routinely conduct noise studies to try and mitigate sound levels.
“Airplane noise has always plagued our families and community in southern Queens and Rockaway,” Goldfeder said. “While LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports are not going anywhere, we can work together to develop a better partnership and find ways to mitigate the noise or potentially reduce planes being routed directly over residential areas.”