PA Holds Second Noise Roundtable

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The Port Authority’s airplane noise studies have hit the runway. Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the Port Authority to conduct noise studies and establish a community roundtable to address airplane noise over residential neighborhoods. The Port Authority held its second roundtable last Wednesday alongside the Federal Aviation Administration. The […]

Noise Study To Review Airplane Disruptions

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer After months of complaining about the airplane noise that looms over the inner communities living close to LaGuardia and JFK airports, last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a comprehensive review of the noise issues. “Airport noise is rightly an […]

Cuomo Pushes For Plane Noise Relief

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After years of struggling with jet engines roaring above their heads, Queens residents may soon have some relief. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on March 24 that he has sent multiple directives to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, asking it to put more effort into monitoring airplane […]

Crowley Introduces Act To Lessen Plane Noise

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As community members continue to voice their concerns against airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), along with many local and State officials from Queens and Nassau County, joined civic organizations and community organizations to announce the introduction of the Silent Skies Act. On Dec. 6 at LaGuardia Airport, […]

Residents Advocate Against Airplane Noise

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer About 150 residents gathered at PS 69 in Jackson Heights on Nov. 25 to advocate against the increase in airplane noise that comes from the frequent flights landing and taking off from LaGuardia Airport. Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) organized the town hall meeting to discuss the increase in airplane […]

Gov. Cuomo Rushes Plane Noise Study

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer For those in northeast Queens who have been hounded by frequent airplane noise, relief may be around the corner. On Nov. 13, Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to do noise studies for both LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy Airports, and to create […]