To The Editor:
Here in Northeast Queens, airplane noise from LaGuardia Airport is overwhelming, from before 6 a.m. to well after midnight most days, with planes booming overhead every one to three minutes, one after another, after another. Don’t tell me I shouldn’t have bought a house near an airport – this was not a problem when I bought 18 years ago, and only started within the last few years.
We do not need a modernized airport. We need to replace short-haul flights of less than 600 miles with high-speed rail. We do not need a modernized airport; we need subways and commuter railroads that work. Put our tax money where a huge majority of New Yorkers want it, Mr. Cuomo: subway and railroad maintenance and repair, and new subway and commuter railroad facilities and lines. Find a way to raise the multiple billions needed to do this by making Wall Street and the wealthy pay their fair share. Stop being a politician, and become a leader, if you’re capable of that. No money for LaGuardia Airport!
David R. Yale,