New York City residents demand property tax relief from LGA and JFK aircraft noise and pollution - you can do the same!

Homeowners upset with O’Hare noise win property tax appeals.

"I want to be able to listen to the sound of the rain, to go out on my deck in the evening and enjoy the air. If your neighbor is using a leaf-blower, you can endure it because you know it will end in an hour. If there is major construction, you can tell yourself in a few months it will be done. The reality that this will never end, that there is no break, no cessation, that the planes will come in all day every day for as long as you live, it is breaking my spirit. I will never be able to have the life I want here."

--Brooklyn Resident

". . . like frogs boiling in water, we're supposed to be used to it. It's also obvious that any human consequences were left out of this completely logistical and engineering-driven initiative. People are collateral damage. It's the economy and the airline industry that matter. We didn't get a seat at the table. Not during the process and not now."

--Brooklyn Resident

Noise, noise, fumes, fumes. . . All day, every minute. The noise is annoying and disrupts sleep, blood pressure; it creates anxiety in children, adults and the elderly, it disturbs school children's ability to concentrate and absorb homework; the invisible fumes are insidious; these kind of kerosene contaminants are implicated in autism spectrum disorders and complications in pregnancy.

--Brooklyn Resident

Your earmarks are my earplugs: An open letter to New York Senator Charles Schumer

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View the long list of aircraft noise complaints here

Tired of aircraft noise and pollution? Lodge a complaint with NY State Senator Schumer's office at: 202-224-6542 and NY State Senator Gillibrand at 202-224-4451. Call Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams office at: (718) 802-3700. Call NYC's Environmental Chair for the City Council, Donavan J. Richards, at 212-788-7216. Call frequently and often -- they are here to represent your interests (or so they say): Make Your Voice Heard! When they say they can't help you or to call the FAA, tell them it's not your job to police a federal (FAA) and state (Port Authority) agency and that's why we have elected officials earning salaries with our tax dollars.


View the New York City's Department of Environmental Protection's "Strategies to Reduce Sound Levels Related to Airports" report. Please advise your elected representatives to read the report and push for implementation of its recommendations.

Neighborhoods 10 Miles Out Crop Dusted
 
by Low-Flying Jet Aircraft enroute to LGA

~ View Report on Crown Heights High Asthma Rate ~

 

child asthmaAircraft emissions from "Jet A" fuel produces high quantities of soot and particulate matter (PM) -- the major cause of asthma in children. Read the New York City Community Air Survey Report, page 23, here and see what the American Lung Association has to say about that here. Also, read what the Sierra Club has to say about asthma causing particulate matter here in testimony before the Joint Committee on Public Health.  This report from the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graphically depicts how diesel fuel emissions (jet aircraft burn kerosene, similiar in hydrocarbon emission to diesel fuel) promote asthma. Environmental News details how burning these fuels produces fine particulate matter and is implicated as a "major contributor to the high rates of asthma in children", particularly in urban areas.

 

SAVE HISTORIC PROSPECT PARK, PARK SLOPE, CROWN HEIGHTS, PROSPECT HEIGHTS AND BEDFORD-STUYVESANT FROM AIRPLANE POLLUTION AND NOISE MADNESS!

Prospect Park and the surrounding neighborhoods are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Daily  Decibel Readings Bedford Styvesant

Daily Decibel Readings Park Slope

Aircraft Noise Daily Decibel Readings

Bedford Stuyvesant

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Aircraft Noise Daily Decibel Readings

Park Slope

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Before and After Noise Levels

To see a comparison with and without aircraft noise footprints, click the thumbnail to the left.

On these web pages you will find Daily Decibel Charts of aircraft over Prospect Park, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Park Slope, Brooklyn en route to La Guardia.

The daily decibel readings are of aircraft en route to La Guardia Airport as they pass over Historic Park Slope, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Prospect Park. Anything over 65 dBA is illegal, but the Port Authority and FAA think that as long as they can fatten the airlines' coffers at the taxpayer's expense -- the very same taxpayers who are paying their salaries -- and get away with it, why not? Apparently, as far they are concerned, it's perfectly all right to crop dust residents of Brooklyn with toxic jet fuel emissions and subject their hearing to levels of noise scientifically proven to shorten life span and cause disease.


 

 

Sign the Petition for Independent Noise Study


Park Slope suffers from some of NYC's worst air pollution


 

New York Channel 12 Reports on Aircraft Noise and Pollution over Bedford-Stuyvesant


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Our hometown "The Brooklyn Paper" has published an article by journalist Stephen Brown about the invasion of aircraft over Park Slope and Prospect Park. You can read his article here.

 

 

 

Painting (left) courtesy of Roxanna Velandria

 

 


 

 

airplane noiseStudy: Airport Noise Increases Risk of Strokes

World Health Organization's report on disease in children and aircraft noise

World Health Organization study declares continued exposure to noise greater than 55 dB increases likehood of death

 
 

The FAA and Port Authority of New York/New Jersey

Destroying the environment and the health of New York & New Jersey neighborhoods - one aircraft at a time.

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Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Bayridge, Woodside, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Red Hook, Middle Village, Juniper Valley, Forest Hills, Ridgewood, Jackson Heights, East Hills, North Hemptstead, Sands Point, Garden City, Port Washington, Village of East Hills, Floral Park, Great Neck, Ironbound, Elizabeth, Kearney, Harrison, Millburn, Teterboro, Newark. . .


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Continental Airlines 777 dumps aviation fuel over New Jersey! Watch the video!
Elementary school boy allowed to direct NYC air traffic - listen to the recording!
FAA batters Park Slope and Prospect Park with helicopter route -- see the map.

Read the FAA's self-incriminating report on increased noise and air pollution thru their whiz-bang "NextGen" technology!

Comments

  1. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 16 June 2014 by Eve Gutman.

    The plane noise is constant and excessive and a hazard to human health. It is unfair that this noise continues to effect the same neighborhoods over and over again. The traditional flight plans should be returned. It's every 30-60 seconds. It's enough to make someone go insane.

  2. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 14 June 2014 by Jo.

    It's Saturday in Brooklyn, and I can't even read the paper! Loud, low-flying jets on their way to LGA fly every 30 seconds over our building. This is complete insanity! STOP THIS NEIGHBORHOOD RUNWAY NOW!!

  3. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 by Jeannette Gonzalez.

    The constant noise is harmful to our peace, our health, the overall quality of our communities. I support an independent noise study. This can't longer be ignored.

  4. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 06 June 2014 by LAZAR.

    for he last year I've hearing low flying planes in rego park ny, and no one seem to care. I've written many complains and of course I feel that they don't end up anywhere...this is really sad, because I live in one of the nicest neighborhoods in queens and it was always nice and quiet, now with these plane noise I cant even get a good night sleep...really bad. I wish someone outthere would stand up for us and fight this ridiculous decision

  5. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 05 June 2014 by Jenifer.

    Windsor Terrace, one plane every 30-60 seconds, every hour, for the past two weeks. It's insane. Schumer and Gillibrand -- guess what? You just lost my votes.

  6. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 01 June 2014 by Jenny.

    I live in a war zone, Woodside!! For the past 5 to 7 consecutive days, and of course today again, I get waken up by the frequent & loud jets noises to LGA!!! FIND A BETTER FLYING ROUTE OR SHUT LGA DOWN!!!! It flies every 30 seconds from 6am to 12midnight!!!! Lost my sanity!!!!! The disgusting fumes! GOVERNOR, You must experience this 'unforgettable' experience yourself to understand how annoying it is. I CANT EVEN ENJOY A PEACEFUL MIND AT HOME!! DO SOMETHING, DONT JUST LOG THE COMPLAINS!!!!

  7. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 29 May 2014 by Morgan.

    I just moved to South Slope. On our first night, beginning at 10pm, extremely loud plane noises began. A new plane would land or depart every 30-60 seconds, and this lasted all night. It was okay the rest of the weekend, but now it's been three days in a row of nonstop plane noises -- all night, all day. And they are LOUD and extremely distracting. Even with our windows closed and a white noise machine on, we can hear them. I don't understand how this is possible? How are residents expected to live with this?

  8. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 by Barry.

    Just moved to Park Slope and I'm STUNNED by the overflight of planes -- low and LOUD -- every 30-40 seconds. This is insanity. Someone needs to make Schumer and Gillibrand come spend a weekend here and see how ridiculous it is.

  9. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 23 May 2014 by Adrastos.

    I have been writing comments on this website since February of 2012, when I first started to notice constant airplanes flying over my neighborhood here in Bath Beach. I also work in Sunset Park and noticed the same thing. I couldn't figure out why? I know LGA is 9 miles away, yet I was seeing and hearing the incredibly low flying airplanes. They were flying so close together, less than a minute apart. Now I found this website, and I am glad to find out that I am not the only one this has be affecting. But now, it is may 2014, and the airplanes landing at LGA are still flying day in, day out, 30 seconds apart. Nothing has changed. I have made myself aware of the different runways at LGA, which affect me neighborhood, some runways are worse than other. yet they hardly ever use runway 13, which is the best for Brooklyn residents. I can't imagine when the air space was redesigned that anyone at the FAA thought it would be just dandy to have airplanes fly over our homes every 30 seconds all day everyday for the rest of our lives. It isn't. Our elected officials, Schummer and Gillibrand have done absolutely nothing what so ever to help any of the Brooklyn residents in the over 2 years this situation has been happening. We do not need an independent noise study, we need the flight redesigned back to the way they were. All the years of the flight paths in the original way, no one was complaining, yet now because of NextGen we as taxpayers have to suffer unfairly. The FAA is not the only thing that matters, we do, we as tax payers matter. Our health and well being matter, our children matter. Our quality of life matters. The FAA needs to address this problem NOW, NOT with noise studies, any idiot can see flying a plane at 2600 feet over someones house every 30 seconds all day, every day for the rest of your life would be unhealthy in many aspects. I hate Brooklyn, I hate NY, and most of all I hate everyone that has anything to do with the FAA. I hate Schummer,...

  10. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 by Nicholas Piombino.

    Low flying jets passed over Park Slope from early this morning- probably 6:30 am until 5 pm more or less continuously, one every 45 seconds or so, pretty much non stop until 5 pm. Sometimes I wonder if they fly low over Prospect Park and the Botanical Garden to get the view. In any case, I think the thing to push for would be to limit the number of hours they can fly consecutively over one area. Today it was at least 10 hours. At one per minute (it was probably more) that would be 600 flights. Not acceptable, by any stretch of the imagination. We need to work together to stop this abuse.

  11. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 02 May 2014 by Elizabeth Scheel.

    The noise from jets above Prospect Heights is consistently above safe levels. The awful sound is almost constant as one fades away another one starts. This will continue to affect property values and quality of life in this historic neighborhood. The FAA and Port Authority must stop ignoring the human impact of their decisions. Please stop turing a deaf ear to your constituents in the affected neighborhoods and do something to alleviate this situation!

  12. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 12 April 2014 by Barbara Shey.

    My first day/night in Park Slope and I cannot believe the helicopter traffic!! This MUST stop! I thought there was a military crisis! Awful.....

  13. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 29 March 2014 by Lenora.

    During the winter, it seemed like aircraft noise had dropped here in Prospect Heights. We live very near the Brooklyn Museum. I'm stunned that already today before noon there have been at least 10 extremely loud flyovers, most coming within a few minutes of each other. The noise pollution is unbelievable. These planes are passing directly over our block extremely low.

  14. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 23 March 2014 by Josephine.

    Here we go again! Sunday is meant to be our day of rest after a long work week and paying taxes to have our elected officials in office, officials who are paid well to be our representatives, but who have been completely ineffective in addressing the horrible, constant noise from low-flying airplanes in Brooklyn. Since 8:30 this morning (perhaps earlier since I wear earplugs to bed because of the constant aircraft noise until 11 pm at night), airplanes have flown over Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights every minute (I've gone crazy enough that I'm timing the planes). I'm currently wearing earphones as I try to finish some work for the coming week. This is completely outrageous, wearing earphones on a Sunday while working so I can pay taxes to salary our government representatives who do nothing about this increasingly out-of-control situation with LaGuardia airplanes. I demand that our elected officials do something about this - simple day-to-day activities and quality-of-life are severely affected. I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!

  15. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 by S. Wright.

    I moved into Park Slope from Brooklyn Heights to get away from the helicopter noise there, and this is what I found: Park Slope has the worst aircraft noise of any area in the tri state area! Residents are woken up at 6:15 a.m. on most mornings with the first arrivals to La Guardia and the noise from the low-flying aircraft continues throughout the entire day up until after midnight. I hate Brooklyn! I hate Park Slope! I mostly hate our elected officials who are sitting on their arses and doing NOTHING about this. The airlines have their pockets in Schumer's and Gillibrand's pockets, locally elected Congresswoman Yvette Clark is milquetoast (that's the word on the street) and afraid to stand up to big business and knock some heads around. Forget all you read in the papers about how wonderful it is to live in Park Slope (or anywhere surround it for that matter). The other day on the street someone asked: Is there an airport around here? They were from out of town.

  16. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 by Nicholas Piombino.

    The jet plane noise over Prospect Park West is constant and unceasing today and nearly every day for the past week. Please petition for a noise study.

  17. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 by Adam k..

    Seems as if no one in our senators office hears these about petitions. I moved over to neighboring prospect park and the planes are outrageous here also. Every 4-5 seconds there are planes. So tired of the noise. My family fees like going mad. Why are these guys still collecting paychecks?

  18. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 by Jeff C..

    Oh come on already, runwy 4 is being used way too much now. all we hear are planes constantly all day long. When is this madness going to ever stop. something needs to be doen to make everyone happy. We residents cannot stand to hear planes fly over our heads every 30 seconds all day long for the rest of our lives.

  19. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 09 March 2014 by Josephine Tsai.

    Low-flying aircraft has been flying over our home in Prospect Heights every minute, everyday, for past few weeks. The nonstop noise disrupts our everyday lives and causes anxiety. This is how I attempt to sleep every night: ear plugs, headphones, white noise machine. This has to STOP! PLEASE, PLEASE, listen to the people of Brooklyn and address this environmental hazard that is damaging our quality of life.

  20. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 09 March 2014 by Anthony.

    I'm making noise complaints all day every day on this website: http://www.planenoise.com/panynj/daPRAbr9/ I suggest everyone else who is affected do the same.

  21. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 08 March 2014 by William Scador.

    Noise, noise, fumes, fumes. . . All day, every minute. The noise is annoying and disrupts sleep, blood pressure; it creates anxiety in children, adults and the elderly, it disturbs school children's ability to concentrate and absorb homework; the invisible fumes are insidious; these kind of diesel contaminants are implicated in autism spectrum disorders and complications in pregnancy.

  22. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 08 March 2014 by Lauren.

    Aircraft noise in Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights over the past few weeks. Low flying planes, every 45 - 75 seconds day and night. It is ruining my life. Please stop this!

  23. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 08 March 2014 by R.C..

    Saturday morning, March 08, 2014 - the low flying jets continue to batter Park Slope with loud noise and jet fumes. I moved here in 1986 to find a sense of community and peace and quiet. Now none of that remains. We pay a lot of money in property taxes and our requests to the politicians who make the laws -- i.e., Schumer and Gillibrand -- to stop this takeover of our homes, go unanswered, or at best, we receive form letters in the mail asking us to do something. Why aren't they doing something? This entire country is going to hell in a hand basket. . .

  24. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 08 March 2014 by Mary Beth Cutrone.

    Last night the airplanes were flying until 3:30 a.m., disrupting my entire family's sleep. It's impossible to make up for the lost sleep the next day because they are still flying - all day long for the last 12 days in a row. In Park Slope the annoyance is constant and perpetual -- note to new arrivals from Manhattan looking to build a nest here in Park Slope: Don't do it! This place is overun by aircraft on a regualar basis. You cannot sit outside and enjoy the evening air, nor take walks in Prospect Park. Our politicians are in bed with the airlines and they should all take a hike on a one-way ticket to nowhere. We need to start challenging our property taxes!

  25. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 08 March 2014 by Ronald Preston.

    My father who is 94 years old and served in World War II to protect our liberties, lives at home with me in Prospect Heights. I take care of him because he has dementia. The constant drone of aircraft overhead has him wondering if we are under attack from the Nazis. The Nazis! That is what this has come down to. A government agency that has no regard for the environment and cares more about kowtowing to the airline industry than abiding by environmental laws. Perhaps you people, when you are too old to fly airplanes, or control where they go, will remember this: your ignorance and belligerence has turned a patriotic soul into a suffering old man who only knows that his life is falling apart and that the Nazis have invaded the country he fought to protect. Shame on all of you!

  26. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 08 March 2014 by Beatrice C..

    This is RIDICULOUS and DAMAGING TO MY FAMILY'S HEALTH! For two weeks now nothing but non-stop low flying aircracft crop-dusting my home in Bedford-Stuyvesant. My husband and I bought this home through a city sponsored first time home owner program and this is what we get? Our youngest one has his sleep distrubted by the constant drone of aircraft every 45 seconds, and the older one cannot concentrate to complete homework. And this is what we pay property taxes for? You: FAA; you: Port Authority; you: politicians who let these agencies make us sick.. . You people are crazy, sick and dumb asses!

  27. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 by mary ellen heaney.

    It is no longer tolerable to live with the constant noise from jumbo jets arriving at JFK. I am a resident of Floral Park and pay very high taxes. Where is the justice in the fact that I pay taxes yet must live with this constant noise from low flying cargo/jumbo jets. It is high time we take legal action against the airlines and JFK airport for polluting our air - driving us from our backyards due to unbearable noise - being woken up in the middle of the night due to noise and vibrating windows as the cargo jet arrives at JFK. No matter how many times we complain we are ignored by our elected officials and by the airlines and the FAA.

  28. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 23 February 2014 by a.

    independent noise study please

  29. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 31 October 2013 by Jo.

    The planes are overhead again in Prospect Heights, started at 6:30 am, every 30 seconds, nonstop, incessant, maddening. STOP THIS! STOP THIS! STOP THIS!

  30. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 by gaz.

    Nine helicopters just passed overhead in South Slope today. What sort of quality of life is this?!? It's tempting to move elsewhere. Then we'll let our tax dollars speak in a quieter neighborhood, if there's no other way to be heard!

  31. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 by Daniel.

    At approximately 5:45pm today, after approximately 7 days of incessant low flying aircraft over Windsor Terrace headed for runway 4 at LGA, flights have finally been diverted off to the west where they proceed over Gravesend Bay, up the Hudson then turn east to make their final approach. This is a welcomed relief, however, who knows how long this will last.

  32. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 by Phyllis.

    I have commented on this site many times. I live in Woodside, Queens. I taught at PS 11. The planes come over my home and my school, every 30 seconds for 20 hours a day!! I have kept a journal of the planes. I have kept notes on every person I contacted regarding this disgusting, situation.. Crowley, De Blasio, Van Bremer, Marshall, FAA, Port Authority, Bosco, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, !!! Last Saturday, after being kept awake all night, I had to leave my home. Tired and sick of the nose bleeds and headaches, lack of ability to sleep, and to the ability enjoy my home and yard. I have had people leave my home during dinner, because the could not stand the noise and the smell of jet fuel! I have joined with queensquietskies. I am staying at another of my homes out of state. I will continue to fight this disgusting situation with them from there. Jeff has done a great job. Maybe if we all join forces we will be able to keep our homes and health. I do not wish to give up my home which I have lived in my entire life for a bunch of idiots, who would not allow this to happen to their families! Maybe "we of Woodside" can join together?? There is an election coming up in November!!!

  33. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 by Lauren.

    I have noticed the incredible increase in noise in the past few weeks. (Bensonhurts/Dyker area). Low flying planes, every few minutes during the night. It's torturous.

  34. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 by Jenny.

    I have heard from neighbors that the planes only fly through woodside when the weather gets bad. That's a total b.s!! Everyday for the past 7 days, the weather has been nothing but beatiful, so WHY am I hearing loud and obnoxious noises everyday from 6:30am to 12 at midnight? Something must be done with the FAA, they are very corrupt. Our community needs help.

  35. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 by Samantha Blake.

    It's important to turn up the heat on the legislators in Brooklyn and Queens. We vote them into office, we can remove them, too. Tell your neighbors, friends, relatives anyone in your address book to vote these clowns out of office!

  36. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 by Taryn.

    This urgent issue needs to be addressed immediately, and perhaps an injunction in federal court is the way to go, with a class action against the FAA. Clearly, they do not intend to conduct an independent noise study, which is outrageous given that the noise is unreal-it's a war zone! I have never in my life heard aircraft noise like this except when I am at an actual airport. Yet, my house is 12 miles from LGA!! FAA and Port Authority maintain that they cannot change flight paths, but they do so for the U.S. Open every year for the benefit of sports fans-and what about us, the taxpayers, the voters? LGA maintains that weather patterns causes the problem-not true. The planes are flying overhead at low altitudes EVERY DAY for the past several months, rain or shine, wind or no wind. Port Authority/LGA claims planes can't follow precise flight paths along for example, the BQE. That is not true, as Nextgen has them flying in very concentrated flight paths-you can tell just by looking at the planes, they come one right after another in a remarkably concentrated straight line! FAA claims that the Nextgen system reduces noise. It does not. It has increased it exponentially, turning former peaceful neighborhoods in Brooklyn into living hells, war zones. The planes are flying lower than ever, every 30-60 seconds, every day, all day, starting 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. and relentless with their screams and roars. This is having a serious impact on my health: my heart rate is elevated, my breathing is more shallow, my blood pressure is rising. I have been experiencing headaches. I cannot relax or sleep in my own home. I can't hear the TV or radio over the noise. My neighbors do not spend time in their yards anymore. This is unacceptable, far beyond typical traffic or other street noise. Bill De Blasio, are you listening? Schumer, are you? You both live on this new NextGen flight path. Please do something! We beg you!

  37. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 14 October 2013 by Sherry Melton.

    Another beautiful October day punctuated by the constant roar of low-flying, carcinogenic-spewing jets over Bayridge, Sunset Park, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Time to sell out and get!

  38. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 14 October 2013 by christine.

    This is honestly UNBELIEVABLE!!! what can we do about this?? PLEASE....can anyone tell me what we can do about these planes every 30 seconds?!! I have emailed the congressman (as someone emailed me here to do), but I am really going MAD about this CONSTANT noise. i live in South Slope , 14 street between 7th and 8th and this is really, truly destroying my life! I cant hear my tv, cant talk on the phone, cant sleep, does anyone know if we can sign a petition somewhere about this??! please email me?!!

  39. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 13 October 2013 by Heather.

    Day 6 of incessant fly-overs. It is obvious at this point that this is the new normal. The FAA has made presentations to Congress congratulating themselves on NEXTGEN -- how many more planes they can cram into our airspace and on the low, precision glide-paths. Looks like this runway 4 approach started out as an experiment and, like frogs boiling in water, we're supposed to be used to it. It's also obvious that any human consequences were left out of this completely logistical and engineering-driven initiative. People are collateral damage. It's the economy and the airline industry that matter. We didn't get a seat at the table. Not during the process and not now. Our elected representatives are too busy with party talking points to represent. I want to be able to listen to the sound of the rain, to go out on my deck in the evening and enjoy the air. If your neighbor is using a leaf-blower, you can endure it because you know if will end in an hour. If there is major construction, you can tell yourself in a few months it will be done. The reality that this will never end, that there is no break, no cessation, that the planes will come in all day every day for as long as you live, it is breaking my spirit. I will never be able to have the life I want here.

  40. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 13 October 2013 by Michelle Ferrari.

    I moved into my Park Slope apartment in early 2002––which is to say, in the wake of 9/11. Soon thereafter, air traffic returned to normal. I work at home and the constant roar of jets overhead drove me nearly to distraction. I spent a good six months complaining regularly to the FAA, and was told there had been no change whatsoever in the traffic over my house, that I had merely "begun to notice it." Finally, I demanded comparative statistics for runway 4 and discovered that there had been an increase of more than 5,000 planes/month. When I confronted my contact at the FAA, he told me point blank that it was protocol to tell people there had been no change, although there had been. In other words, it was protocol to give people the impression they were going crazy. I have since made an uneasy peace with the problem––am bothered some days more than others––but writing now, on October 13, I can say that by my estimate runway 4 has been in constant use for more than two weeks. Every 20-40 seconds, another plane roaring overhead. I understand we live in a dense urban area. I understand that the planes have to fly somewhere. But I can't understand why the burden can't be spread around more fairly. During my battle with the FAA, I was told, among other things, that the town of Larchmont was the other approach to runway 4 and that their community's collective agitation over the noise trumped ours. We are agitating NOW. Please DO something.

  41. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 12 October 2013 by Jeffrey.

    OMG!!! I thought I was the only one. It has been 5 days so far that runway 4 at LGA is being used. I have heard and seen nothing but airplanes fly at 30 seconds apart, all day long. Living here in Bath Beach, working in Sunset Park, enjoying walking around Park Slope, I cannot get away from it. The planes are everywhere. The are now not even 3000 feet, but 2600 2500 feet, a few hundred feet lower than ever............... On the days that the planes fly over The Narrows and up the Hudson, we get relief. Why can't they fly like that all the time, thus avoiding flying from "Gravesend Bay" clear ACROSS all of Brooklyn, touching every Brooklyn neighborhod. There is actually no neighborhood in Brooklyn that does not get affected by this. We can't excape it, they planes are everywhere. Our once beautiful quiet skies have turned into a complete war zone. and what about our Mayor, he wants us to be healthy, and supposedly cares about our quality of life, not on this issue. It is as if all our federal officials here in brooklyn have a deaf ear towards this. As I type this, I am listening to 30 second intervals out my kitchen window here at 21st ave and 86th Street....only to aggravate the rest of Brooklyn. With the amount of residents living in our Borough, one would think something could be done to rectify this and make everyone happy. How does the PA & FAA even think that all the tax paying residents wouldn't mind listening to ear pierceing planes flying at 30 seconds apart constant? I watch passur.com all the time to see what runways will be used and how my neighborhood will be affected, so far, again for the last 5 days it has been runway 4, which is hell for me where I live.

  42. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 12 October 2013 by Sally.

    Forget about Brooklyn! The neighborhoods are being turned into Chernobyls from low, constant aircraft noise. Move elsewhere!

  43. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 12 October 2013 by Jenn.

    This is absolute insane. I live in woodside and for the past 5 days and right now, i've been seeing, feeling and hearing the arrival planes from my living room couch in the interval of 30-2 minutes!!!!!!! From 7am to 1am @gdujgf!?6(;$&&( I can no longer take this anymore! I feel trapped because I just bought this coop! There's no way out of this! WHERE IS OUR GOV't?! They live off out tax Money luxuriously but no longer represent the people. I will continue to make complains to the FAA AND NY PORT AUTHORITY.

  44. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 12 October 2013 by Anna Liu.

    Every single night, the planes are flying over the building. It's extremely loud and annoying. I can still hear it even when I close the windows. It's also disturbing my sleep. This is not acceptable. Someone has to do something about this so everyone can have some peace and quiet.

  45. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 12 October 2013 by Heather Fenby.

    Looks like there is legal precedent for suing over aircraft noise http://airportnoiselaw.org/damages.html Also, buried below is a link to the Port Authority's noise complaint site, where you can register complaints that actually get heard. It restricts you to a specific day and time, but then there is a text field and you can write about the overall situation there. http://www.planenoise.com/panynj/daPRAbr9/

  46. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 12 October 2013 by Heather Fenby.

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, from dawn until 1 am, without respite, planes fly at 90-second to at most 3-minute intervals directly over my house. There is no escape. I just bought this co-op, and noise was such a consideration that I turned down a lower-priced apartment because I thought the sound of the elevator shaft might be disturbing. Little did I know that NEXTGEN precision glide paths, made by technocrats who did absolutely no quality-of-life impact research, would shatter my nerves and bring me to despair in the name of progress and efficiency. This is the most densely populated, and expensive, real estate in the whole country. Do we have no voice? I have no faith that posting here does anything except let us know we're not alone in feeling this way. What we need is a class-action suit. Sue the port Authority, LGA, the FAA, sue the EPA for dropping the ball. If they need this air corridor so badly, they can reimburse me for my closing costs and buy my apartment to bring visiting FAA bigwigs in to marvel at how low the planes can fly and how many more planes they can bring into their airport. I've had enough.

  47. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 11 October 2013 by William C..

    Enough noise from airplanes already! Bayridge, Sunset Park, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant! Don't live or move to these areas you will be driven out by the constant aircraft noise!

  48. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 11 October 2013 by Debra Filauri-Kane.

    its just outrageous..i moved to Dyker 78th st off 13 ave in April everything was fine NOW those dam planes wakes us up 6 30 am every damm morning...they are so low and make so much racket...and every 15 to 20 second...all day and some days into the night up to 12pm...what the hell is going on??? and Why??? Please do something about this....it really is out of hand.

  49. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 10 October 2013 by Christine Mclaughlin.

    PLEASE STOP the Planes every 50 seconds over South Park Slope ....The noise ALL Day and Now Night too, Is Driving Me MAD. I cannot believe this is happening and that they are getting away with this. I am now losing sleep over this as well. noise machines, earphones, music blasting, ...this is Insane!!!

  50. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 10 October 2013 by jonah freedman.

    THE CONSTANT NOISE IS TERRIFYING! IT IS ALWAY INCREDIBLY CLOSE! THEY WASTE 1000'S OF DOLLARS OF ROCKET FUEL ON WHAT? SRTIKING FEAR AND ANNOYANCE IN THE HEARTS OF BROOKLYNITES? THIS IS PERSECUTION, AND A PRIVATE PRISON SLAVE CORPORATION STATE! PRIVATE PRISONS GET 150,000 DOLLARS A SLAVE. LOBBYISTS PAY FOR THE QUOTAS.

  51. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 by Nina J..

    I am a Prospect Heights residence and the low flying plans have cause me great loss of sleep. I love my neighborhood and apartment but this needs to stop. I am a proud Brooklyn voter..

  52. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 by fort greene resident.

    for the last couple of weeks planes have been flying over head, low and loud and almost back to back. i have lived here for a year and this just started. it is relentless. tonight it started at approx quarter to 11 and for the past half hour it has been plane after plane! i am just off of myrtle in fort greene.

  53. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 05 October 2013 by Nicole.

    It's been a couple of blissful, quiet days and nights, but now it's 11:00 pm on Friday night and the planes are back with a vengeance! HELP.

  54. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 03 October 2013 by ralph yozzo.

    Please look at this article http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/nyregion/planes-roar-from-above-creates-a-rumble-on-the-ground.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0#commentsContainer We should form a coalition with our Queens neighbors and Tony Avella's office. The point to make to people is Jet Fuel Toxins travel through the air and pollute and sicken Brooklyn and Queens residents that do not hear the planes. So we all have a stake in this issue. Amazing that for a few dollars airlines are willing to harm, sicken, injure millions of people and children. It is a shame. We need to move LGA to a less populated area surrounded by water like most civilized countries have already done. Our representatives are always talking about "jobs, jobs, jobs" Think of all the jobs in this project.

  55. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 30 September 2013 by kwan ming hao.

    What have our so-called representatives, in Washington, Albany and NYC, done about this intolerable situation, which has been going on for more than a year now. They're just sitting on their hands while we in northeastern Queens are subject to this daily physical and mental torture from the low-flying planes. If this situation is not corrected soon.......lets throw all these bums out come next election.The FAA and other Federal agencies in charge of flight patterns should be sued for the tremendous damages they have done to the health of many us in northeastern Queens, and they had better shut up and not talk about how they don't think there is a problem--why don't they come here and stay for a few stays and find out the truth--the invitation is particularly extended to Michael Huerta, the FAA chief.

  56. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 29 September 2013 by Josephine.

    Here we go again, trying to enjoy the weekend in Prospect Heights. I put on the noise machine, earplugs, headphones - all in a desperate and futile attempt to drown out the incessant, roaring planes that pass over every 1-2 minutes! Implement an independent noise study, and address this NOW!

  57. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 29 September 2013 by Matthew Wells.

    I really enjoy living in this lovely and friendly neighborhood of Prospect Heights, that is, until I am off work for the weekend. The weekend that I break my back for 40+ hours a week to enjoy some relaxing time with family and friends, inside and out in my lush and beautiful backyard. This sacred time and period of relaxation is not rife with the roar of jet engine turbines screaming overhead in looping phases like the slow tocking, counting out another lost weekend. I support an independent noise study and will vote to insure a quieter and less stressful living area. Thank you.

  58. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 27 September 2013 by PJ and RJ.

    We are sitting in our yard in Woodside, Queens. Planes are coming down so low we can see the passengers, every 40 seconds. They started at 7:00 a.m. and it is after 6:00 p.m. Yesterday they started at 5:45 a.m. and did not end until after 11:00 p.m. We have joined Queens Quiet Skies (based in Bayside) they are very well organized. They have lawyers and a number of politicans helping out. Di Blasio when he was public advocate fought for the people in Murray Hill (Manhattan) reguarding the helicopters landing a few times a week but when approached about the constant bonbardment of Woodside, did NOTHING. Maybe should be approached again? Maybe Queens Quiet Skies and Prospect Quiet Skies SHOULD JOIN FORCES???!!!!

  59. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 27 September 2013 by Nicole Reed.

    Hi all - How can we organize on this? It's really outrageous. I called my Congressman, Jerrold Nadler, on Wednesday and his staffer said, that as far as she knew, I was the first person from the district to submit a complaint. I'm all for hitting the streets with petitions or whatever is needed to have our plight be known. I'm grateful to the people behind Quiet Skies Prospect Park for giving us this forum. Thank you.

  60. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 27 September 2013 by Adrastos.

    To me, what makes no sense at all, is we have so much water all around LGA, yet the flights that come from the Gravesend Bay, and should go over The Narrows and up the Hudson, to alleviate the residents of Brooklyn and Queens, But no, they fly directly over ALL of Brooklyn at 3000 feet at 30 second intervals thus ruining hundreds of tax payers quality of life. It seems runway 4 is when the planes are the worst for Brooklyn residents. Couldn't they even fly at least 5000 feet in the air, that would even make it better. Today, as I am here in Sunset park at lunchtime, they were every 30 seconds apart, one after the other. Does anyone in the airline industry just maybe think it is too much for all the residents to have to listen too everyday all day.???? or let alone breathe in this toxic jet fuel. Our elected officials are as good as nothing, our mayor is as good as nothing. lets see what DeBlasios views are on this. Lets hope for the best.

  61. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 27 September 2013 by Ralph Yozzo.

    This new NextGen flight navigation has to be independently studied with community input. Why would anyone what all the noise and air pollution to fly right over densely populated parts of New York City? If this is purely a money issue. Technology can solve the issue. Use technology to find the optimal route that involves mostly flight over water. If we can use NextGen to fly jets 30 seconds apart then why don't we have LaGuardia arrivals and departures both share the water side of LGA. It makes no sense to flights 100's of flights 30 seconds apart at under 3000 ft and speeds of 300 mph. There is a program that monitors flights over brooklyn NY see http://flight.brooklyncoop.org/map1?type=details also http://flight.brooklyncoop.org/map1 Here's an example flight over Bed Stuy N111VB date: 4 days ago 2013-09-23T15:08:51.000Z altitudeFt: 1100 speedMph: 125 lat: 40.7000007629 lon: -73.9499969482 It is amazing that the FAA flight data is public but you have to pay flightstats etc at least $300 a month to access our public flight data information. (if anyone knows where the flight data archive exists, please let me know because it should be public) If the NSA can track and store ALL our phone records. Then obviously we should track and store all flight data information and make it publically accessible. Thanks, Ralph

  62. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 26 September 2013 by Alex Golden Flannery.

    I am sitting in our little back yard in Park Slope,trying to play with my three year old son. I don't know how many planes have flown over ( there goes another one),I have lost count. Enough for me to have a headache and to start searching online for this exact problem only to learn I am far from the only person who has noticed the low flying,LOUD, frequent planes. It seems to be one every 30 seconds and this is not an exaggeration. My ears are ringing now- I can only imagine how it is affecting my son. Please, please investigate and remedy this problem so we can go outside again. Thanks- a tax payer and voter

  63. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 by Maria.

    I am writing from Prospect Heights, where I have lived for over 20 years. I've begun to hate this place, mainly because of the torture of airplane noise!! It begins at 6am, when I would normally be asleep, and often continues until after 2am!!! They pass at least two per minute = 120 planes per hour.... Can you imagine living with this constant abuse of your ears and your environment! Sometimes I find myself in such an irritable mood, I wonder why...and then another airplane goes past! Today I got a decibel meter. Sitting on my couch, holding the meter in my hand, it registers in the 50's for ambient sound, around 70 when a car goes by on the street, and UP TO 92dB -- dangerous levels, and louder than the subway!!! -- when an airplane flies over my building, on its way to La Guardia Airport. Something must be done, to give us back our peaceful neighborhoods and our sanity!

  64. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 by Anne PEABODY.

    The airplane noise over Clinton Hill has become even more unbearable over the last few weeks! Please support an independent noise study. The quality of life here is really beginning to suffer.

  65. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 23 September 2013 by Nicole Reed.

    Please redirect the airplane traffic to avoid the densely-populated residential areas Brooklyn and Queens. We just moved into a beautiful apartment in Kensington, Brooklyn, and we'd like to stay for a long time to come. But the airplane traffic is irritating!! Thank you, Nicole Reed

  66. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 23 September 2013 by G.

    It's 6:30am. Another helicopter above woke me up. When will it end?

  67. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 23 September 2013 by Fawn M Horvath.

    Plane noise has become a major problem in this area, and it continues until late at night (it is after 11:30 and we have just had repeated flyover by helicopter or prop plane). Please commission a study and direct air traffic away from our neighborhood. Above all, do not allow it late at night or early in the morning. The last thing New Yorkers need is more stress and less sleep. Calm constituents are happy constituents!

  68. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 23 September 2013 by Fawn Horvath.

    The airplane noise over this residential area has become unbearable, and continues until late at night. New Yorkers do not need less sleep or more stress. Please undertake a study and help reclaim your constituents' quality of life.

  69. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 23 September 2013 by Andrea Laug.

    The FAA needs to re-evaluate the roll out of the Nextgen / Northeast Airspace Redesign programs. They are having a detrimental impact in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. We can not live in this intolerable situation. This will affect our health, our quality of life, and our property values. We can not allow this to happen. Our communities beseech you to help us work with the FAA and Port Authority.

  70. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 23 September 2013 by Nav Hans.

    Please help us. The FAA does not care about us and wants to make life unbearable. We can not live with planes flying over our homes at 1000 to 1500 feet every 30 seconds. Sometimes the rumble is constant and never leaves. One rumble disappears only to be replaces by another. It is adversely affecting our quality of life. Please help us. Urge the FAA and Port Authority to do real world tests and get some real data from installing ground sound monitors.

  71. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 23 September 2013 by Joel Barkow.

    Three years ago we moved into our Windsor Terrace Brooklyn home seeking peace of mind in this beautiful greenway section of the borough. At that time planes flew overhead but only every once in awhile but now, not so much. Over the past several weeks there has been an onslaught of air traffic. Just this evening planes flew at a low level every 20-30 seconds from 6:30p to 10:30p. We have a 9 month old and he is repeatedly woken up. It is hard to make conversation inside our own home. We demand an independent noise study and more so for this air traffic abuse to stop!

  72. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 by daniela addeo.

    7: 30 PM Bayside, Queens, NY The airplanes are flying at 10-20 seconds interval over this area and very low for hours and hours. Outside ,in the backyard I measure 80 decibels and in the house with closed windows the noise reaches 70 decibels. FAA applies NextGen over densly populated residential areas! FAA is forcing us to live like rats-in basements, trying to block the incessant , strong noise. Cannot rest at home after a day of work! What a shame!

  73. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 by Vlad Metelkin.

    Please conduct the study and change the flight paths. I live in Midwood and it's effected by this noise issue a lot. Brooklyn is mostly residential area and it has to be taken into account by FAA or whoever is responsible for the planning.

  74. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 09 September 2013 by Jenny.

    Learned from the comment posted by Mike, I just made a complain on http://www.planenoise.com/panynj/daPRAbr9/ and i think i will call and write a complain every day on the days when I hear the planes. I live in Woodside, Queens and just bought a coop 2 months ago, I REGRET buying the coop just because of the planes. At least 4 days a week, from 7am to 1am or 2am I'd hear NONE STOP (in the interval of 50sec-2minutes at most) jet sounds and see huge commercial airplanes taking off and landing. I have a beautiful balcony which I don't use because of how loud and annoy the jets are. I could see the black fuels/smokes coming out of the plane, eek disgusting. I don't get any sleep at night and woke up by the sound of the jets early in the morning. I really think my mental health is running low ... really considering selling the coop

  75. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 06 September 2013 by Mike.

    Everybody please to go below and log your complaints. http://www.planenoise.com/panynj/daPRAbr9/ Hope everybody go to the website and submit the complaints. I will submit everyday. I wish we were a PAC so the politicians can actually hear our voice.

  76. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 24 August 2013 by Yayu C.

    We live in a lovely house in North Flushing. We love our house, except for the crazy loud aircrafts flying DIRECTLY over us almost everyday and every night up to 1 am. We have so many sleepless nights that has been create a lot of health issues in our family. I can personally feel my hearing is not as good as before, and with a bad headache every morning. This is so stressful that I actually had a miscarriage this past April. I don't understand how Port Authority could simply ignore laws and rules and change to this obvious terrible method in handling their flights. It is common sense that when aircraft flies low, the noise level increase. Put your flight back to fly high again!!! You are driving me and other people crazy. No one wants to do a crazy thing here but if you don't fix it, no one can guarantee anything anymore. At least, for me to write this petition is a crazy thing for me.

  77. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 19 August 2013 by S Goldstein.

    There is just too much noise from the airplanes, oit is very annoying & it needs to be stopped. For me, there is a single, overriding issue for the next election: AIR PLANE NOISE. Please do all that it takes to protect the health & comfort of your constituents & neighbors.

  78. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 18 August 2013 by Susan C..

    I live in Flushing, Queens, & am involved with the group 'Queens Quiet Skies,' but I came across this site and think it is so well done. I am sorry to hear that Brooklyn is suffering because of NextGen too. I have always lived in Flushing, & so am accustomed to a degree of airplane noise, but these new LGA flight patterns are unbearable & no human being should have to endure them. My family and I try to spend as little time as possible in our home because of all the noise. It no longer feels like a home. It feels like a prison. And to top it off, the FAA has the nerve to tell us that the overall noise footprint in our area has DECREASED. What a joke. We are on both takeoff and landing routes and there is never any relief. Planes fly directly over schools and hospitals too, which is unconscionable. It is absolute hell. I yearn for the day when average citizens actually matter to our elected officials as much as the airlines do.

  79. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 17 August 2013 by daniela addeo.

    Bayside, Queens. Is Saturday afternoon, 8/17/2013. We are trying to rest at home after a busy week. It is not possible. Airplanes are flying over every 30-60 seconds. They are flying low and the noise is unbearable. Yesterday, 8/16, between 7 AM and 11PM hundreds of airplanes from LGA flew over a few blocks here in Bayside, literally at intervals ranging between 20 seconds to 3-5 minutes the most. Nonstop, all day. As we all know this non sustainable quality of life is the result of flight pattern change and NEXTGEN introduction in NYC airports. At recent community meetings we were given pieces of information about the “progress” that is being done to reverse / improve this situation. We are being reassured that we are “moving in the right direction”. Meanwhile the noise is getting WORSE. I cannot talk about other areas, but I can affirm with certainty about the area where I reside- Bayside, Queens: the volume of airplanes flying over is higher and airplanes are flying lower and lower. A You Tube snap shot that I placed earlier this last week reveals noise levels reaching 77-80 decibels in my backyard. Obviously state politicians are not able to help and federal senators who actually brought this on us by voting on laws (e.g. Sen. Chuck Schumer) – DO NOT CARE. I grew up in a communist country in Eastern Europe so I know what government tyranny is. However, I never thought that in a country like USA the Federal Government (through FAA in this case) will ever inflict such sustained abuse on people, using shock and awe techniques to bring everybody into submission. The political-ruling class as well as FAA and Port Authority are inconsiderate to the negative effects on our health from noise and jet exhaust pollution caused by hundreds of airplanes flying everyday over our residential areas. Among others, I am sending this email to some of the elected politicians and candidates for political positions urging everybody to get involved in this issue that will...

  80. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 by maria.

    I have lived in Gray Maine for over ten years and never had a problem with planes over my home. This year I have counted and recorded planes flying directly over my home and through my neighborhood ten to twelve times a day low enough to see the wings ect. These days when I get up in the morning no quiet listening to birds on my deck because I hear the first plane before eight am and I count 6 planes by noon have gone by. My three year old gets spooked by them, they are so loud, he doesn't want to be outside. This is not ok.I called the aviation dept. and his response was send me proof but we have no control over who fly's where, now I'm more nervous. What? Recently a plane flying over a residential area crashed in a home and killed a family. I believe their should be regulations in place and a strict pattern for planes. This is excessive, unnecessary and dangerous for citizens on the ground. Please stop or reduce the planes that fly directly over my home.

  81. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 05 August 2013 by Joe.

    As one plane comes over us in MASPETH, QUEENS it leaves a canopy of exhaust toxins, which are forced downward. The result is that toxic exhaust is literally being forced into our homes, which whether we know it or not is actually killing us. I have spoken to some of my relatives and friends who reside in this area of Queens, NY and all are experiencing respiratory problems such as headaches, allergies, burning and/or inflamed sinus, asthma, etc. Something has to be done!

  82. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 05 August 2013 by Janice.

    Maspeth, Queens is being dusted every few minutes with toxic jet fuel......it's so awful. Horrible! PLEASE do something to help us. OUR FAMILIES ARE GETTING SICK!!!

  83. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 26 July 2013 by Constantine Caffentzis.

    The noise pollution in Park Slope caused by La Guardia airplane traffic is impossible to bear. It is forcing many residents (including myself) to contemplate moving, even though the neighborhood is much loved. The airplane traffic is turning a little urban paradise into hell. It is irresponsible to jeopardize our physical and mental health for the profits and convenience of the airlines.

  84. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 21 July 2013 by Serge Korolev.

    Entire week long with no interruption, less 2000 ft attitude disregard of the weather condition and wind, frequency 45-60 sec - it's getting a constant sky occupancy for the planes headed to La Guardia airport. Had never been worst for me as BedSty resident. It's unbearable. It's a bottom. FAA should do smith.

  85. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 by Adrastos.

    What I find amazing is we know jet fuel causes cancer among other illnesses, yet all our worthless politicians, like Schumer, Gillibrand, really do not care. They have been allowing this fo the last few years. Schumer is also some sort of schmuck that he allows the planes to be flying at these low altitudes in his neighborhood. There are also people that think it is no big deal. But it is a big deal, aircraft noise is offensive. It is simply a horrible noise to have to listen to every 30 seconds of the day. Fathers day there was a street fair on 7th ave, Schumer was there greeting people, unfortunetely on that day, the planes were flying a different route closer towards the Carroll Gardens area, thus relieving park Slopers for a day, and I was so ready to go up and ask Schumer, What are you doing about this?, and point to the planes flying above.....I would have loved to have of done that. So here we are again, back at work in Sunset Park and the planes are flying every 30 seconds apart, it is a clear day and I can almost see the windows on the planes. What a shame that no one really cares about all the residents that have to suffer because of this nextgen implementation. It is a damn shame. I leave my home in Bath beach and watch the planes fly to LGA, I think of all the neighborhoods they must fly over and all the people that they disturb, and all the people that are breathing in the jet fuel, all our children are breathing jet fuel in, and for this I feel sorry for all of us. Something must and needs to be done about this. This is unacceptable. oh, and Obama is no prize package either, it is as if the FAA is exempt from all rules in our country. Funny how President Obozo banned mailing cigarettes thru the mail so young people will not smoke, yet all they have to do is go out side breath in the air and cancer another way.......

  86. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 11 July 2013 by Michelle.

    I live on the West Indian side of Prospect Park - between Flatbush and Ocean Avenue. The helicopter noise has been horrible, almost daily, for months. They circle and hover over my block at 6 and 7 am, through the evening sometimes, and start up sometimes at 11pm during both the week and weekend. There has been a helicopter circling for the last hour and a half tonight. It is extremely loud; it wakes me up and prevents me from sleeping. I live next to the subway and I can sleep through that and the airplanes that fly much much higher in the sky. I found this site because I am so frustrated and want this to stop. I think there needs to be a way for us to collectively log whether it is a helicopter or airplane making the noise that is bothering us. Is anyone collecting that data? By date and time or something?

  87. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 13 June 2013 by Judi Kupchin.

    ALL THE CONSTANT AIRPLANE NOISE CREATES A SICKENING ENVIRONMENT. NOISE POLLUTION SICKENS PEOPLE AND LEADS TO SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS. STOP THE CONSTANT LOW FLYING AIR TRAFFIC!!!!!!! THE QUALITY OF LIFE HERE SUCKS DUE TO THE STRESS FROM ALL THE CONSTANT NOISE IN THE SKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 by Julianne Mason.

    This is the THIRD time I have called and written contacts at LGA, the FAA, and my own representatives. Nothing has been done! The noise today has been relentless and unbearable, although the low-flying planes and helicopters roar over my apartment in Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights Brooklyn every 30-45 seconds each day from 5:30am-1:30am. It is affecting our neighborhood's quality of life and my health! Please..something MUST BE DONE!!!

  89. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 by Mike Chan.

    We need to seriously consider the welfare of your constituents, not airline pocketbooks due to the high level noise over Brooklyn NY generated by airplane flying overhead. Everyday it feels like we are in a war zone. This needs to be stopped. We need to vote for politicians that cares. Please count me in for any support to elect officials that cares.

  90. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 by Stef.

    Planes have been passing over my residence every 30 seconds. That is not even enough time for one plane's noise to leave the area before the noise of the next plane crescendos. With the level and frequency of noise, it is very difficult to concentrate and impossible to sleep. Having only a few noise-free hours in the very early hours of the morning is not enough to be healthy and productive during the day. Not to mention the stress and aggravation it causes. One should not need to take sleep aids or any other medication because of plane traffic noise. Now that the weather is warmer it is very uncomfortable to sleep with windows shut, yet impossible to leave them open. The noise can be heard loud and clear even through earplugs and with windows shut. Something MUST be done. The level of noisy is unhealthy and unacceptable.

  91. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 03 June 2013 by PJ.

    Keep calling and complaining to Bosco, General Manager of La G 718 533-3401. He does not like being annoyed about plane noise and the cancer causing jet fuel we are breathing every 40 seconds for 20+ per day! Keep calling over and over!!!!

  92. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 03 June 2013 by Andrea.

    Planes fly every 33 seconds through the night directly over my house at noise levels that I must sleep with my windows shut (I want them open), with two noise muffling "sound machines" and now with an easy listening music channel on. I was prescribed a sleep aid RX by my doctor last night. I cannot sleep with earplugs on weekdays because I need my alarm. None of that helps the shaking of my home. Last night my full water glass spilled all over my wood floors due to vibration. THat motivated me to SEARCH and find this site! I am enraged an sleep deprived! I have put my house up for sale. I have been afraid of making publicity about this because I must get out. This is unhealthy. Planes flew over the water when I bought my house 17 years ago. I understand the increase in air traffic, but if air traffic gets to the point it has, where CARGO planes have to fly this close together over homes, then the number must be reduced so rerouting is possible not to disturb peace. I want the addresses of the top officials publicized on this site so we can do an exact recording of the plane noise. Since this amount of disruption of the peace is apparently LEGAL, let's mobilize Floral Park residents to stand in front of each officials house to blast the exact decibel level every 33 seconds through the night until it is resolved. Is it legal to have this type of disruption through the night? If not, why is it still permitted? Is it because it doesn't effect you? Seriously, let's mobilize. I'm up all night anyway. I've got vacation time available to put to this use. I've had it.

  93. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 by Nav Hans.

    I can not write a complaint for every plane that travels over my house. It happens EVERY 1-2 MINUTES! The trailing sound of a jet is carried on by another one right after. This is unbelievable. It is the first thing I hear in the morning, and the last thing I hear at night as I struggle to go to sleep.

  94. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 by Ruth.

    Email paul.laude@faa.gov to complain-- he is an FAA rep in Brooklyn. you can also email 9-aea-noise@faa.gov to complain

  95. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 by Ruth.

    Friends, Once again today the air traffic is insanely loud and frequent. Once per minute at least! This is un-livable. I live right near grand army plaza at the north end of Prospect Park. I just made some calls. I got pointed in the direction of the federal representative for this part of Brooklyn, Congresswoman Evette Clark 718-287-1142 and I spoke to someone named Patrick. His email is patrick.rheaume@mail.house.gov. He said that 2 years ago they put in a complaint to the FAA and the FAA tested the noise and it "wasn't bad enough to make a change." Well I believe it has gotten worse and also is much worse on certain days. Patrick said that I can go to his office to file a complaint in person to initiate speaking with the FAA again. We must do this! I don't want to go to this office alone. Perhaps we should plan for a group of us to show up with this complaint. Please email me at ruthiestreiter@gmail.com and we can make a difference! Also, call his office-- he says he hasn't heard enough complaints about this to think much of it. Please find out who your federal representative is depending on where you live and call!

  96. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 19 May 2013 by Keri.

    It is Saturday may 18, 2013. A helicopter or helicopters? have been flying over my apt ever 3mins for the last 4 hrs...they are extremely loud. This seems unfair....something needs to be done.

  97. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 18 May 2013 by Michael Hall.

    I've just counted 100 planes in the course of one evening. Is is now 11:28 pm and there still seems to be an endless stream of airplanes and NOISE. Isnt there other routes to consider that do not impede on resident's quality of life at home? How about following the other major transportation routes like the BPE or Grand Central. Lets work together to resolve this chronic issue.

  98. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 18 May 2013 by Ruth Streiter.

    I am absolutely appalled by the noise pollution caused by air traffic in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. I live near Grand Army Plaza, right near Prospect Park in a wonderful neighborhood which is literally being ruined by the noise pollution of planes. Every minute another plane passes, quite low to the ground. This noise is so irritating and disturbing to life that I am actually considering moving away. It is literally unbearable and is practically causing depression. I feel like I cannot be home and feel good, because every minute I hear this awful sound. There is no break. Please do something! Change the direction of air traffic and let us live our lives without this horrible disturbance!

  99. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 16 May 2013 by Adrastos.

    I went to Green-Wood Cemetery this past Sunday, Mothers Day, to spend a few hours with loved ones, and the whole time I was at the grave, there were planes flying above me. I was trying to find peace and tranquility and serenity in one of the most beautiful cemetery's in the world, but I couldn't do so. There were planes flying every 30 seconds over the cemetery. How disgusting is that. I bet if it were Shea Stadium and a baseball game was going on the planes would have taken a different route, as to not distract the baseball players. All Brooklyn and Queens elected officials should hang their heads in shame for what they have allowed the FAA do to our communities, and the FAA, well what they have done is simply criminal.

  100. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 by Manavi Menon.

    We just moved to Park Slope and realized that there is a constant airplane noise pollution problem here. There is a plane buzzing overhead every few minutes as I'm typing this. How is anyone expected to sleep? This can't be a permanent flight path solution for the FAA. Please help!

  101. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 12 May 2013 by Elizabeth Glaser.

    I live in floral park, Long Island and have and to listen to the planes fly every 2 minutes on the dot since 4 am this morning. This is regular occurrence here and it is destroying the quality of life. I hate to stay in my home now because the constant noise raises my anxiety levels. Please someone has to do something about this. It is only going to get worse!

  102. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 by Christine.

    Who took the decision to make those planes from LaGuardia flying so low in Brooklyn? This is totally irresponsible. There is so many residents living here. What if an accident happen? The noise of cause is totally insane. While I'm writing seven flights flew over my house in Bed-Stuy. I'm pregnant and I would love to have some silence and be in a peaceful environment. Like it use to be when I fist moved here.

  103. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 27 April 2013 by Nick Piombino.

    It is 12:48 am on Saturday, April 27. All night it has been one plane after another. They are flying low and it is extremely loud. There's no place you can go in Park Slope where you can escape the plane noise: not Prospect Park, not Seventh Avenue. I know that when I go to the Botanical Garden this weekend to see the lovely tulips blossoming the experience will be greatly marred by the constant planes flying overhead. It is now 12:53 am and another low plane is roaring by.

  104. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 14 April 2013 by Josephine C.

    It is Sunday, i woke to planes flying and it is now 6:30, and they are still flying past my home. Every 30 seconds since i woke up. They are really loud today, and extremely annoying. We went to park Slope for lunch, they were even louder there, couldn't even sit on a bench at Plaza Street, as the planes were so annoying. I also vote "Schummer" and "Gillibrand" OUT of office, they are doing absolutely NOTHING for us. Brooklyn that has had nice tranquil neighborhoods have now become free for all's with loud air traffic. This has to stop, it is absolutely maddening already. One cannot even go out for a nice stroll along a park without heraring the offensive sounds of air traffic. It is appauling that our elected officials are doing noting for us at all.

  105. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 12 April 2013 by Jessi Lefleu.

    they are ALL in the airlines' pockets.

  106. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 12 April 2013 by Britany Sommers.

    What is Schumer, Gillibrand doing? Nothing! It's time to kick them out of office.

  107. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 12 April 2013 by Douglas D..

    The legislators are in the airlines' pockets. This is criminal what is happening in Brooklyn!

  108. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 12 April 2013 by Stan.

    Why aren't our legislators doing anything about this?

  109. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 30 March 2013 by two unhappy people.

    Why is this happening to us? Why are our elected officials doing nothing at all to help the hundreds of thousands of Brooklyn residents that have now been FORCED to see, hear, and smell these very low flying planes every 40 seconds all day long? Flying un-necessarily so low, which makes it even more intollerabe. At least fly highe, that in itself would be a big help.... There should be no excuse for this. The FAA should not be above the law, the quality of lives for all the tax paying citizens of the communities effected should come first, not airplanes?

  110. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 28 March 2013 by Marie Santenello.

    here we go again, yet another night and all my family hears is the roar of an airplane flying over our home of 30 years. every 40 seconds another plane roars by. the FAA should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this. marty markowitz our borough president has not even addressed this as of yet, where is he. please someone must help all us residents, I dont want my children breathing in jet fuel on a daily basis

  111. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 by Alfonce Antonio.

    Here in Sunset park, 2nd Ave and 45th Street, I can pratically touch the planes as they fly by in a constant 35 seconds apart. It is all day long here, to fly clear across brooklyn yo get to laGuardia, they should be flying higher, the lowness if absolutely appauling. Does the FAA think they are exempt for changing the flight paths over residential neighborhoods without anyone knowledge? What is Schummer and Gillibrand doing for us?, obviously nothing. it is going on a year now, and we still have these terrible flights all day long constant. something has to be done, there is no reason for the planes to be flying this low.

  112. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 by Cynthia Allen.

    I think if the planes flew higher it would really help the residents a great deal. I see no reason for these airplanes to be flying so low. The FAA seem to think it is OK to just implement a new flight path with no regards to any of hundreds of thousands of residents of these neighborhoods. newsflash: airplane noise is not a pleasant sound. It is drowning, deafning, and completely disturbing. To think our elected officials have done nothing is absolutely amazing, they must have their heads under a rock. We need the flight paths changed to get away from our neighborhoods here in Brooklyn. Our skies have become nothing but a constant complete roar all day long, this is absolutely unfair, and should not be happening.

  113. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 22 March 2013 by A Resident.

    I agree, what the FAA has done to us is and should be criminal. I see these planes fly clear across all of Brooklyn. I likve in bath beach, and see them fly overhead, i work in Sunset park, they fly over 2-5th Aves, then i go to the gym after work at Union Atreet and 5th Ave, and they fly over there as well. i cannot get asway from them. I am so sick of seeing and hearing the constant roar or an airplane. This needs to be addressed and soon. Every 30 seconds a plane flies by, this is un acceptable. Summer will be upon us and people will not even be able to open windows or sit in the back yard. it is even unpleaseant to walk along the Avenues and hear these planse fly by one after the other all day long, constant. where are our officials? what do they have thier heads up their asses?????

  114. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 07 March 2013 by Robert Eidelberg.

    A number of years ago, at great expense I might add, we installed a series of lovely waterfalls and a Koi pond in our backyard. Not only did we love and enjoy it, but, all our neighbors thanked us for the wonderful sound of nature that we had given them. We have been so distressed by the constant noise of the air traffic over head that we have turned off the waterfalls. Sitting in our yard is now so unpleasant the as of late we have given away our fish. I think what the FAA has done to us is criminal. I can't understand why the officials we have elected and supported have not taken up our cause. Please hear us and rectify this outrage.

  115. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 07 March 2013 by Frank Fusco.

    The airplane noise that we hear on 12th Street off of Prospect Park West has adversely affected our quality of life, our health and our property values. If twenty-six years ago, when we were deciding to purchased this house, the airplanes were flying directly over this house -- We would NEVER have purchased it. If at that time I wanted to find a less expense home, I might have opted for a home near a airport or under an active flight path -- but we didn't. We chose to spend more for a home on a quiet street in this lovely, quiet, landmarked neighborhood -- Park Slope. Without any regard to the citizens and without any public input from the residents the FAA as if by divine right saddled us with this burden. Any attempt we made to express our concerns have been met by out right lies that nothing had changed. Well, residents of many years know this is an outright lie. Please address this injustice.

  116. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 04 March 2013 by Phyllis.

    The noise is bad, but what we are breathing is worse!! Benzene, PAHs, Aldehydes, Acetone, Acetylene, Chromium, Xylenes. Mercury,Nickel, Toluene,Phenois, Cresol, Ground glass. In the jet fuel, dumped upon us every forty seconds, for up to twenty hours a day!!

  117. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 by J.C..

    Again, I post this, as i walk to my gym in Park Slope on Union. I see and hear these ridiculously low flying planes. they put me in a bad mood. is there something wrong with our elected officials, marty Markowits, schummer?, why arent they doing anything about this. i am not convinced for a safe landing this aircraft needs to be flying this low. I go home to bath beach and along the way i see the exact route the planes fly, they start over 20th ave and cropsey and head all through brooklyn, thus diusturbing hundreds of thousands of residents. I see them clear as day in my neighborhhod, where we NEVER had any air traffic what so ever. this is totally unfair that the routes were changed and not even letting the pulic know.

  118. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 by Nick PIombino.

    Monday, February 25. Another day and night of constant low flying planes over Park Slope. I hear them roaring over me, walking to the subway in the morning, again walking home at night, and again now at 11:30 pm. Although I know he is not dumb, maybe Senator Schumer is deaf. Certainly, he has been deaf to our complaints about low flying planes in Brooklyn.

  119. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 by S.Campbell.

    Good morning from the flatbush area of brooklyn (it's only 5 a.m.) yet plane traffic is one every minute or so. It's very noisy and too close and bothersome. Why is nothing being done? Some of us do mind sir(s) about the noise. Thank you.

  120. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 14 February 2013 by Jeffrey.

    again, i post this as nothing is being done about the new flight paths the FAA is forced down our throats. I do not live anywhere near an airport, yet i have to endure airplanes flying near my home every 30 seconds. This is simply maddening. It is frightening and offensive. It is unfair and is ruining the quality of thousands of tax paying citizens lives. Our officials seem to be doing nothing since these planes have been re routed for over a year ago. Airplanes flyiing in the same route at a constant 30 second interval is not acceptable. there has to be some sort of compromise. I cannot believe that the airplanes must fly this low for a safe landing. The airplanes have been landing safley for decades before this new Nextgen. make the planes fly higher, maybe this can solve the terrible noise issue

  121. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 14 February 2013 by Julianne Mason.

    The noise from low-flying aircraft this morning has been especially bothersome (and that is in addition to the already awful levels of noise I have had to endure since the FCC unveiled the NextGen plan.) Why do the planes have to fly so low and often? They are literally 30 seconds apart. The noise disrupts my sleep and pervades my life. Plus the air quality is definitely worse than it was. Please do an a noise and air quality study NOW. These low-flying airplanes are ruining my quality of life.

  122. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 14 February 2013 by S.Campbell.

    Hello, here it is almost a month since the last post and I have planes above my neighborhood in flatbush every other minute. It started as once every half hour now it is so constant and the fumes that came into my home. Disgusting! Why is nothing being done if they do not need to fly and so low at that. Please help!

  123. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 by Jeffrey.

    When is something going to be done about the low flying aircraft completely over Brooklyn? This is getting to the point of ridiculous. Every 30 seconds a plane flies by? Is this supposed to be fair, or right?, making all the residents of Brooklyn having to endure the noise and pollution of airplanes all day every day, constant. la Guardia is completely across brooklyn, yet the planes have to fly over our beloved Borough? This is not acceptable, it just isnt, our elected officials really need to focus and do something about this. This is noise pollution. What is our illegal 3rd term Mayor doing about this?, nothing, he is to busy endorsing micro apartments...

  124. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 19 January 2013 by Vlad Schogol.

    Dear Senator Schumer, Since you live here, you must have noticed the unbearable noise in Park Slope and Prospect Park. Please do something about this. Start with an independent noise study, and follow up sensible solutions. Brooklyn and Queens deserve peace just as much as Manhattanites.

  125. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 18 January 2013 by pleasemakeitquiet.

    I think this is awful that we tax paying residents have to hear airplanes roar completely across Brooklyn to get to la Guardia at these awfully low altitudes every 30 seconds apart. Every 30 seconds a plane flies by my building, it is simply maddening............what are our elected officials doing about this?

  126. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 14 January 2013 by b lyttle.

    I live in Carroll Gardens.I can't sleep, it's so loud. And there are planes constantly I have to turn the TV up because I can't hear it. And the air quality is awful. It's like living on a highway. This needs to stop.

  127. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 11 January 2013 by i hate planes.

    If the planes could fly higher, wouldnt that solve the wole problem. we can have peace and quiet, and the FAA can still have their routes... But to hear loud airplanes fly one after the other at 30 seconds apart all day long constant, is simply un acceptable Why is this still even happening, doesnt anyone of our elected officials hear this as well. Brooklyn has turned into horrible skies latley, I watch planes fly every which way, it is incrediblelly annoying, invasive and offensive....

  128. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 28 December 2012 by yvonne.

    here we are, another night, and they planes are like a free for all. one after the other, all in a row, flyingin in the same path one after the other. did the FAA think that just maybe this would become a nusiance to the residents of all of Brooklyn that these planes fly. I mean they are flying to laGuardia, thus flying completely over brooklyn, anybody ever think this might disrupt the neighborhoods. just make the planes fly hugher, wouldnt that solve the whole problem??????

  129. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 24 December 2012 by benson.

    we are over here at 21st and 86th Street, and we too are hearing and seeing there extra low flyinf planes. They are too low, it is frightening to see, let alone hear. it sounds like a war zone. We had a nice quiet neighborhood for 30 years and more, yet now, every 45 seconds there is anothe r plane. This is absolutely offiensive and rude, not to mention horrible to listen too all day long. It is totally ruining the quality of lives for all the brooklyn residents because these low flying plane fly completely over all of Brooklyn, What is this?, this is not fair, why wasnt the public notified of this. the FAA should be ashamed of themselves. Please our elected officials must help us

  130. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 17 December 2012 by Jeremy Williamson.

    I live on 84th street and 11th ave, and we are suffering terrible noise from near constant air traffic. It's disruptive and offensive. Something must be done about this as it is ruining the quality of life over here. Once in a while is understandable, but this has become outrageous, with planes passing overhead at a low altitude and very loudly every few minutes. Please do something about this!

  131. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 22 November 2012 by Bethany.

    Granted I've been out of the neighborhood for the last six months, but I know that planes were never this low flying over Prospect Park. Can anyone please explain what happened and who is behind it?

  132. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 by Beth.

    Action needs to be taken. I read some article that said this change in route is coming from people in Connecticut complaining about that former airplane route. Something needs to be done. I, too, have a toddler, and it is equally disturbing and unhealthy for him and us.

  133. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 19 November 2012 by Rhoda Seet.

    My husband and 10 month old son moved to Windsor Terrace in April, 2012 before we knew how awful it is to live in the flight path. My 10 month old is obsessed with airplanes now and sometimes the planes flying overhead is so loud it wakes him up from his naps. The constant noise is also driving me crazy (like so many other people on this site). It is def not an attraction if you are looking for places to buy or rent in this area. I rent, but if I were a home owner I would be livid. At least we can move away and find a better location which is not in a flight path. Aren't there any rules that govern where planes can and can't fly over neighborhoods?

  134. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 18 November 2012 by hate airplanes.

    here it is saturday night 9:48, as I see planes flying by one after the other, I am counting 35 seconds apart, one after the other, with no end in site. FAA, where are you, do you have any idea how irritating planes are flying at there unbelieveablw low altitudes, whats with that? can they fly any higher?, maybe that would help with the noise, in fact it would. why cant these planes fly higher the way they used to instead of annoying all of brooklyn

  135. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 16 November 2012 by ralph.

    oh come on already with these freaking airplanes, flying every freakin 40 seconds, one after the other all freaking day and night. Cant somebody make it stop. laguardia airport is ruining thousands of residents in Brooklyn because of the low flying kets, make the freaking planes fy highr, whats the problem. residents do not want to hear loud airplanes flying in our skies, enough alreaydy, it is making me crazy!!!!

  136. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 by Yan Teh.

    I live in Windsor Terrace and the aircraft noise is extremely unbearable!! There's a plane that flies by every minute. After a plane flies by, the noise lingers on and follows by another incoming plane. So it's noisy all day long from morning to late night. This is so ridiculous.

  137. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 05 November 2012 by Omar.

    Why are there planes flying so low? What was wrong with the way they were before? Why must all these brooklyn residents have to endure the constant jets flying about every 45 seconds or so all day long non stop. This is just awful, why havent our city officials done anything to re route these planes or at least rotate them so they are not flying over the same area over and over and over all freaking day long at 45 seconds apart. Our quality of life here in brooklyn is slowly diminishing there are planes flying right now as this is being written at 45 seconds apart.... Please someone has to help us residents to make this stop.

  138. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 26 October 2012 by Joseph C.

    Unbeleiveable that us Brooklyn residents have to list to the constant roaring of these jets flying completely over Brooklyn at such low altitudes, that we can actually see the colors on the planes. Does the FAA even think that maybe hearing a plane fly feet about your home evert 60 seconds could possibly be annoying. It is horiffice to listen to this horrible noise all day and night long. our city officials are doing nothing for ua, we should not have to be subject to this type of living. Our mayor is worthless, as he has no care for quality of life, just the almighty buck.

  139. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 25 October 2012 by William Gon.

    I live with my wife and newborn (6 months)in Prospect Heights. The noise from low-flying aircraft constantly disturbs and wakes my little one -- don't you people understand you are destroying life as we know it in Brooklyn? Is the increased number of flights into La Guardia really worth the drop in property values and loss of tax revenue? Don't you realize you are driving people out of the City? I'm sure if the politicians and FAA officials who direct these aircraft had them flying as constantly over their homes as they are over ours, something would be done. Something must be done. People are abandoning Brooklyn and our family is not far behind. . .

  140. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 25 October 2012 by Anne Peabody.

    The noise above my house in Bed Stuy is also terrible,and constant! Please conduct the noise study!

  141. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 by Seth R.

    In South Slope, we are now being subjected to the constant whine of passenger jets cruising low over the Prospect Park corridor, creeping ever westwards towards 4th Avenue. At least once a minute, a new sortie flies over. This, in addition to the constant drone of low-flying prop planes and helicopters on the weekends. Our once bucolic neighborhood is now a flying circus! I just want to remind my representatives that Delta and United don't cast votes in elections, but we do — and we will have a long memory over what actions you do or don't take to mitigate this important issue.

  142. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 by Mrs. Wellington.

    I am sitting on the 2nd fl of my home trying to work, with planes flying over every 30 seconds. I feel like I am being tortured. My husband and I are looking at houses elsewhere next week. Brooklyn should be a great place to live and I have always loved it here. But I don't want to live like this. You politicians should do something!

  143. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 22 October 2012 by sammy.

    Sunday, October 21, 2012. It is 9:11 pm, planes have been flying every 30 seconds since 10 am today. One after the other, non stop, every 30 seconds. This is in Bath Beach Went to park Slope, and over 7th Ave planes were flying so low, and also every 30 seconds. This is ruining our neighborhoods, the noise is ruining our quality of life. Please chanege the flight paths to the way they were, we never had air traffice to this extent, it is God Awful. It is so disturbing to hear the roaring sound of an airplane, all day long non stop. Something has to be done, it is really a blight on all of Brooklyn, since any plane going to LaGuardia has to pass over the ENTIRE borough of Brooklyn. Why not just let the planes fly higher, that would make everyone happy instead of so low....

  144. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 by Maria.

    Beginning about 3 weeks ago, airplanes started to fly over my home in Prospect Heights, low enough to drown out the sound of my TV or radio, and passing by EVERY 2-3 MINUTES!!!! This starts early in the morning, and continues until almost 10pm! It's extremely stressful to live, and try to work, with this constant, intrusive, excessive NOISE!!! There's plenty of scientific evidence that noise damages health. Is this what we want for our green, 'peaceful', residential neighborhoods? I think not! Please, change the flight paths to what they were for the other 22 years that I've lived here!

  145. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 by cezzre D.

    here in Sunset park i see the planes flying every 40 seconds , i can see the in the sky, one right behind the other. why cant they just fly higher like they did before.'it is really ruining the quality of life for all the residnets of brooklyn, do the politicians have any idea of how annoying and disturbing it is to listen to pone plane fly by every 40 seconds all day non stop. please help us, something must be done

  146. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 by Debra & Jason.

    I moved to Windsor Terrace with my husband from Manhattan seeking quality of life and quiet. Up until four years ago that was the case. Now, it is unbearable with the constant stream of low aircraft crop-dusting our backyard and waking us every day at 6:30 a.m. and going until after midnight. Listen up Marty Markowitz and senators: we are leaving Brooklyn! We officially listed our brownstone for sale and are committed to vacating what was once a peaceful respite. You are shameful and despicable. There is a loud chorus of tax paying residents calling for a change to the way the FAA routes airplanes and all you can do is sing your mantras (Markowitz) about how Brooklyn is a great place to live and the you are commited to change (Schumer) but nothing every happens. You can be assured that we will be broadcasting very loudly to our friends and neighbors that Brooklyn's legislators and Senators are no friend of ours or the environment.

  147. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 by Jen.

    Prospect Park is one of the best features in Brooklyn -- please don't let it continue to be ruined by noise pollution.

  148. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 14 October 2012 by Robert Fuentes.

    This message is to our legislators and those who work with the FAA and Port Authority: thanks for making our family's life so miserable with your low-flying, constant stream of aircraft and it's concurrent pollution over Brooklyn, that myself, my wife and our three daughters are moving out of Brooklyn. Your loud, disruptive low-flying toxin-spewing aircraft affect the lives, health and well-being of hundreds of thousands of Brooklyn residents. It's good riddance to Brooklyn. We put our condo up for sale last week and we are outa here -- have a nice day!

  149. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 by Bayside resident.

    There is enough evidence that noise levels and exposure have significantly increased in multiple neighborhoods in both Brooklyn and Queens. Where is the FAA or PA study of the health effects of noise and air quality impacts of this action? Where is the NEPA documentation? Community outreach? Study of alternatives? A noise study makes sense when there is no experimental evidence. A low flying plane every 30 seconds during the day and night hours is enough data. We all know it's way louder than before. Instead of a noise study we should be looking for legal council.

  150. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 by Nick PIombino.

    Why is Prospect Park West singled out as a jet path so much of the time? The noise is constant and deafening; you can hear the planes flying over tonight at a rate of one every ten seconds. Why do they have to fly so low? Why can't the paths be varied more often? I appreciate the effort of Quiet Skies to get attention for this matter.

  151. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 by Kiora Peng.

    the noise of aircrafts from La Guardian airport is killing me now. the frequency and volumn of flights is untolerable. almost 3 or 4 days in a week, aircrafts flew very low over my building (61-20 woodside ave, queens). the noise usually lasts from early in the morning around 7:00am till midnight. I have to suffer it sometimes during weekend, especially staturdays. I couldn't concentrate on studies or readings, and my phone calls with family and friends often got interrupted. the noise has created a lot of stress on me and it has impaire my mental health. I sincerely request Port authority or sky noise watchdogs to make an investigation. the La Guardian airport needs to explain the traffic patterns, options for a wider geographic landing/departing air space, as well as possible compensation for victims. the noise create

  152. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 by DeLeyon.

    Here in Dyker Hts the planes are flying every 40 seconds or so. One after the other, a loud roar goes by. What is with the lowness of these planes lately, they are really disturbing. If it were every half hour, you can kinda deal with it, but every 40 seconds is insanity. It seems like people have no quality of life anymore as the planes have taken over ever since the flight patterns were changed at LGA. It isn;t fiar, this must be stopped. Why cant the planes go back to the way they were 2 years ago when they flew huigher up in the sky and no one heard them. Hearing airplanes roar one after the other, every 40 seconds is not a pleasant thing to listen to. There are thousands of residents that this is effecting and annoying. Please something must be done to stop this

  153. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 06 October 2012 by Michael.

    I support the noise study. The noise here in Bay Ridge this morning was ridiculous every 30 seconds!

  154. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 06 October 2012 by Michael Hall.

    Neither the FAA or Laguardia or JFK own the airways over my building nor should they be able to fly so low and impact my quality of life. My newborn cannot get quality sleep and obviously there is a pollutant aspect to the constant airplanes and helicopters overhead. They do not own my air rights and I, nor my neighbors, have not been consulted on this. Unless our senators and local representatives act on this now, a class action lawsuit will most likely be filed implicating the airports as well as all government representatives as being complicit. There are plenty of other flight patterns to take that will prove just as effective without impacting quality of life. This current solution is simply lazy and driven by the economics of the airlines.

  155. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 by RJ.

    I moved to Woodside because it was peaceful. But it seems this is not the case. The noise from the airplanes comes over my apt. building every 46 seconds. PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO HELP!

  156. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 30 September 2012 by GZR.

    I am writing this in the southern portion of Park Slope, on a Sunday morning at 9am. Normally, it's quiet enough for me to sleep later. However, the helicopter and low lying planes started around 8am and have been going non-stop. They are disturbing and a nuisance. Watch property values go down if this continues! Makes me think of moving. A once quiet lovely NYC neighborhood should not turn into LA!

  157. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 29 September 2012 by Dennis.

    I live in Park Slope -- not far from where Senator Schumer lives in Park Slope -- and I am flabbergasted that the NY Senator who trots around in the media as the savior of consumer rights, liberal causes and environmental justice continues to ignore, deflect, counter-spin and turn his head the other way for his constituents and the people of New York. This aircraft noise problem is NOT just a Park Slope or Brooklyn issue. It affects hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. We New Yorkers deserve more from our spineless senators and representatives. We will not forget his forgetfulness when it comes time to de-elect Schumer and the rest of his coterie. Of course I am for an independent noise study; I am also for holding our elected officials accountable for being asleep at the wheel.

  158. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 29 September 2012 by Ryan.

    I live in Windsor Terrace and the recently re-routed planes are adding almost constant noise to the neighborhood. I'mght not a complainer but this is ridiculous. I can literally hear them all day and night. This is a residential neighborhood -- we shoulnd't have to deal with this.

  159. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 24 September 2012 by vasillios.

    Please get the plane re routed like they used to be. Instead of seeing the planes in the distance they are now closer and lower, thus hearing them. They fly 30 seconds apart all day long. It is simply maddening. Please someone has to do something about this. listening to aircraft at 30 seconds apart is horrible, let alone all the jet fuel we are breathing in, and the mayor is worried about second hand smoke.

  160. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 24 September 2012 by Greg Hubert.

    I live in the Flushing / Kew gardens hills area and the noise from planes at LaGuardia has become unbearable at times. They seem to fly alot lower (thus much noiseier) and at a much more repetitive rate than they used to several years ago. In my living room nowadays, I have to stop talking to people in the same room and let the plane pass. I can not even hear or speak to people in the same room with me. They never used to come directly overhead and so low. If they stayed over the flushing meadow corridor like was originally intended it wouldnt be so bad. We get barraged by the planes less than 1 minute apart at times. Please push to have independent noise studies performed as well as environmental impact studies. This goes on for a good part of the day every day lately. Just as my vehicle has to have a muffler to make it meet noise standards, the FAA and Port Authority should be held accountable for the noise pollution they are creating.

  161. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Sunday, 09 September 2012 by Kathryn Ruopp.

    It seems like plane fly especially low in the nicer weather -- is it possible that's true? I would be great if there was a way to keep the planes higher or reroute them. I'd support of study. I fear this would just create the same problem for a different neighborhood, or make the planes use more fuel, costing more in terms of money and the environment. But maybe there's a way to improve the approach!

  162. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 06 September 2012 by Dan Freeman.

    I recently lost my father and took some time off from work. I decided to spend some of the afternoons in Prospect Park exercising and walking and was shocked to find that in the mid-afternoon, there are planes flying over the park roughly every minute and a half to two minutes. I live one block from the park and have two kids and can't believe that we are essentially living below a highway. As someone who travels a lot for work, I understand the need for airline efficiency/safety/profit etc. but there's got to be a solution that does not subject the neighborhoods of Brooklyn to a constant barrage of noise and pollution from planes and at least lessens the volume of aircraft flying directly over our homes. I believe that this is not some act of nature - somebody created this flight path and allowed planes to fly above this often, therefore somebody can make a decision to alleviate this threat to the health and well-being of the citizens of Brooklyn.

  163. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 30 August 2012 by Omar.

    Here in bensonhurst as I type this, planes are flying every 30 seconds, I can see them and hear them clear as day from my kitchen. It is terribly annoying and very disruptive to everyday life. Just when it gets quiet for a few seconds the next plane roars by. Something has to be done about this, all the tenants have been noticinh the excessive plane noise. I hate air traffic noise

  164. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 27 August 2012 by eva.

    I work in Manhattan and i have recently noticed how low the planes are flying here and in Brooklyn where i reside. Every time i see one of these extremely low flying planes i have a panic attack. Ever since 9/11 i have developed a terrible phobia, and these low flying planes are really causing me mental stress!

  165. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 23 August 2012 by Elaine Meyer.

    I support an independent noise and environmental study of the LGA flight paths.

  166. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 20 August 2012 by Julianne Mason.

    The overwhelming noise of planes flying over my apartment EVERY 30 SECONDS is UNBEARABLE. I have lived in this apartment for 8 years but now I can't even think straight. It starts at 6am and continues throughout the day. I work from home, so it is also affecting my livelihood. Additionally, I have awoken with a raw throat each morning and it must be due to the ever-present exhaust. And no birds sing in my backyard anymore because the noise is relentless. PLEASE CHANGE THE FLIGHT PATTERNS TO THE WAY THEY WERE!!!!!!!!!

  167. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 20 August 2012 by Janice Pullicino.

    I Just moved into Park Slope and the noise from planes is a nightmare.. They go directly over our house, we are woken up often when they fly extra low, and I don't even want to think about what I'm breathing and ingesting with the pollution raining down on us from the plane exhaust. Please do something!!

  168. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 18 August 2012 by Mary Lannon.

    The new flight patterns are awful. I live in Kew Gardens and the noise is unbearable. Please change the flight patterns back to what they were. It's known to be unhealthy to live with such noise. Please do something!!!

  169. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 by David Karopkin.

    I support Prospect Park Quiet Skies efforts, it's past time FAA decisions reflect the will of the people.

  170. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 by Kelly Greene.

    Please help us get some relief from the increasing air-traffic noise. Thank you.

  171. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 by L. Apicella.

    I live in Bayside Queens and for the past several weeks the noise from low flying planes has been unbearable. At times there is a plane every minute. This is a quality of life issue. Any help you can give would be appreciated.

  172. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 20 July 2012 by Elaine Miller.

    The residents of Nassau County are being bombarded with aircraft noise and low flying planes since the inception of the airport redesign project. No environmental study has been done and it is up to the legislators to enforce regulations and support their constituency otherwise we will put people into office who will.

  173. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 20 July 2012 by fran gould.

    This senseless bombardment of thundering, low-flying planes is destroying any sense of tranquility in our lives. To continue this disregard for people's welfare at any cost so that a particular air redesign can be implemented goes beyond the misunderstood and is unforgivable! If you cannot repeal the law then at least insist on mandatory environmental testing by an impartial company and the law will repeal itself!

  174. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 20 July 2012 by Kaeisha.

    It is July 19, 2012, I live in Bedfor Stuyvesant and in the last 10 minutes there have been 4 planes that have flew over causing a great deal of noise. This is becoming more common and highly disturbing. To be home on a hot summer day with the windows open, and unable to hold a phone conversation because of the noise level is unacceptable. Please find a solution ASAP. This is not healthy living.

  175. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 by sam brumbaugh.

    Please help us to change the flight path so that planes do not fly over Park Slope. We are still traumatized by the events of 9/11 and feel it is unsafe. One day one of these planes will crash into this highly populated area. This is not fair for the residents of Brooklyn!

  176. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 04 July 2012 by Phyllis Pastuzyn.

    I am again commenting. Joe Crowley, our elected congressman, on April 11, 2012, along with Bloomberg, etc. helped Delta, at La Guardia to expand! Look up his report on La Guardia Airport: La Guardia Airport Can the Airport and the Community Coexist? His testimony to congress when he was running for office. He had my vote back then. He and family lived in Maspeth. They no longer do. Wonder why?? Will NOT vote for him again!

  177. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 02 July 2012 by Angelina.

    I am a resident of Maspeth NY (Queens) and I commiserate with the residents of Park Slope/Brooklyn. The new air traffic pattern is appalling and absolutely unbearable. Every minute an aircraft passes approximately 500 feet from the roof of my house. This is an assault on civil rights and puts highly populated areas at risk. Who made it ok for aircrafts to fly over thousands of people and communities as opposed to the water/sea routes that they used before? How is that logical? This situation needs to be corrected immediately.

  178. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 15 June 2012 by adrastos.

    now here in Bath Beach I see the planes so low and so close I hear thehm, loud and clear...every 30 seconds, one after the other, it never stops. this is awful. this was a sleepy neighborhood and the low flying aircraft is maddening, I cant take it anymore. Also Park Slope the planes are even lower and louder, it is unacceptable that thousands of residents have to tollerate this nonsense with the loudness. please someone help us re rout these loud planes they are ruining the quality of all the residents

  179. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 08 June 2012 by David A.

    After living here on Prospect Pl and Classon for several years, the plane traffic overhead has suddenly gone from 20 or planes per day to 20 planes per hour. Yes, a plane every 3 minutes. They are low-flying, loud, air-polluting commercial airliners. The sound is deafening, maddening. Please respond with words and action. That you, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and Transporation Secretary Ray La Hood, have received so many complaints means that you are aware of the problem yet you have not addressed it. STOP avoiding this issue and ignoring Brooklyn inhabitants' quality of life. I know that Senator Schumer addressed the problem of helicopter noise (February 18, 2011: SCHUMER’S LONG ISLAND HELICOPTER NOISE REG REQUIREMENT INCLUDED IN FAA REAUTHORIZATION THAT PASSED SENATE LAST NIGHT; MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH FORCES FAA TO IMPLEMENT FINAL NOISE REGS WITHIN 12 MONTHS ). But will you respond to complaints about air traffic pollution from these low-flying planes over Prospect Heights?

  180. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 04 June 2012 by Jason orans.

    How can it be so loud in prospect heights when lga is not even that close? It drowns out conversations. Can it switch around every few years maybe so that other neighborhoods share in this issue and it's not just us?

  181. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 26 May 2012 by Phyllis Pastuzyn.

    Noise from these planes begins at 6 a.m. and continues until 2 a.m. the next day! The planes come over 40 seconds apart. I cannot live in my own home. The smell and taste of the fuel is disgusting. I as a property owner can not live in my home. When residents on my block have complained to Bosco's Office, he has sent PA police to our homes to intimidate us into stopping our "annoying" phone calls which "upset" his receptionist! When we complain to our elected representatives nothing is done. We were told thatLa G will be expanded so that jumbo jets can take off and land. If it is this bad now what will happen in the future if nothing is done. HELP!!!!!!

  182. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 21 May 2012 by Douglas Wieselman.

    I am a resident of Bed- Stuy, Brooklyn and have noticed a marked increase in air traffic noise to and from LaGuardia airport. I am currently battling a cold and can't get needed sleep because of the incessant noise. I wholly support and independent study of the noise in these affected Brooklyn neighborhoods which have been suffering from current FAA decisions regarding fight routes over New York City

  183. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 18 May 2012 by Vlad.

    I tried to work on a homework assignment on a nice Friday morning in the park, but could not do it at all because my concentration was interrupted every 20 seconds by the roar of the planes flying overhead.

  184. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 by Jef.

    The planes are awful to listen to one after the other after the other after the other, non stop. why cant they be re routed over the water? The planes flying so low over pS, I can almost wave to the people. This isnt right and it isnt fair we need to do something about this.

  185. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 14 October 2011 by Rachel White.

    I'm a Bed-Stuy parent, home owner, and registered voter, and I'm OUTRAGED by the health risks my family is forced to take every day. The noise and air pollution created by planes flying over Bed-Stuy is intolerable. Elected officials: support an independent noise study for the benefit and well-being of your constituents!

  186. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 14 October 2011 by Lisa Caswell.

    I support an independent noise study on air traffic over Bed-Stuy and Brooklyn. My child plays outside on a regular basis and I want her to be able to play without the health risks imposed by constant air traffic.

  187. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 13 October 2011 by Jacob First.

    This would never be allowed over Manhattan. Enough said.

  188. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 12 October 2011 by Maura Obercian.

    I'm going crazy hearing low-flying planes every minute of the day in my work and home neighborhoods. At first it was great, because my young son loves planes and liked to count them. Once I realized the implications of such air traffic, I became sickened by the idea of air and noise pollution in the places I spend all of my time, especially in the park, which is supposed to be a place of relaxation. Please do something to improve the health and well being of Park Slope and Bed-Stuy residents!

  189. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 04 October 2011 by JJ.

    I live near Grand Army Plaza.......the increased air traffick is affecting my health very negatively. I learned from this website that it is TOTALLY REMEDIABLE! PLEASE DO SOMETHING

  190. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 08 September 2011 by Flora Eugene.

    As a long time resident of Park Slope I am alarmed at the number of low flying planes that pass over my neighborhood and the amount of noise they make. I find it hard to believe that a study done by the port authority says that the level of noise is acceptable because at certain times when a plane is passing over my home the noise is VERY loud. I ask that an independent study be done when the FAA is not aware that levels...

  191. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 by Sarah Lewis.

    There is a continuous sound in our Bed Stuy neighborhood that sounds like the universe forgot to eat lunch and is holding a mic up to its rumbling stomach. There is a high probability that this long-term noise AND air pollution combined will have an affect on the population. It is just a matter of whether or not legislators care enough to do something about it.

  192. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 15 August 2011 by carsten vogel.

    Dear legislator, By allowing air traffic to be focused over the same communities over and over you are allowing our physical and financial health to be damaged. Do you want to: 1) poison all the babies in Park Slope with air pollution and damage their sensitive ears with dangerous levels of noise? 2) halt home sales in Bed Stuy and put a damper on new businesses opening up? 3) spoil a peaceful picnic in Prospect Park? 4) all of the above? You have chosen unwisely. I will be looking to see who discusses this topic before I cast my next ballot.

  193. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 12 August 2011 by Amy Clark.

    I support the independent noise study, it is time to finally acknowledge the noise problem and seek some kind of resolution.

  194. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 04 August 2011 by Joni Tonda.

    I just bought a house in Bed Stuy and now that we have a yard and A/C window units I can hear plane after plane fly over very close above. I can pretty much hear at least 1 plane every minute. It is amazing. Planes need to take a variety of routes - not the same one OVER & OVER!!! Plane after plane after plane... there goes another one.

  195. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 01 August 2011 by Sara Stewart.

    I moved to Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn because I wanted some peace and quiet. This otherwise sleepy neighborhood is constantly disrupted - and I mean constantly, every minute or two - by low-flying aircraft which, it turns out, are violating federal noise pollution levels. I demand an independent noise study of the entire area, and that the FAA provide a solution that does not involve subjecting one line of residents to a nonstop air pollution highway.

  196. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 23 May 2011 by Courtney Pyle Chilov.

    We recently moved to Clinton Hill (from UWS) and the ONLY drawback we've encountered has been the crazy noise from the planes and helicopters. I thought it was a fluke our first day and now I realize it's constant and maddening, With a young son and another on the way, I hope it will be taken seriously as a quality of life issue by our representatives. It literally spoils otherwise lovely and tranquil neighborhoods!

  197. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 14 May 2011 by Sherman Green.

    The awful sound above our neighborhood is unbearable. It is time for our elected officials to do something about this noise. I will not vote for anyone that does not take action on this. It is probably about time that we get rid of these perpetual incumbents like the borough president.

  198. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 by Marilyn.

    My head is throbbing, my shoulders are tight, my jaw is clenched all because the constant, always-present roar of jets over my home. Now, it's nearly summer again which means I'll need to barricade myself in the a/c whether I want/need to or not. How long until a goose incapacitates one of these planes or an air controller is asleep in the tower or any number of catastrophes could occur while they're flying overhead?

  199. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 03 May 2011 by Stana Weisburd.

    We want a study & we want things to be fair. I've lived here all my life & in recent years the noise has been much worse. I live near the park & it sounds like they are flying low outside my window. It also makes it hard to enjoy a quiet day in the park with my son.

  200. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 by S. Bhola.

    The aircraft noise is unrelenting over prospect park. The FAA should distribute the flight paths so we don't hear an aircraft every minute from 6.30am to 11pm.

  201. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Monday, 25 April 2011 by John S B.

    Here in Windsor Terrace on the southwest corner of Prospect Park we frequently have ear-shattering aircraft noise as early as 6:30AM until as late as midnight. It is outrageous that we have to live with low-flying jet noise night and day. I have written letters to elected officials for seven years and the situation has only gotten worse. We neeed an independent noise study and we need it now!

  202. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 23 April 2011 by Kelly Greene.

    PLEASE do something to decrease the noise from low-flying planes. It's noticeably worse than it was when we moved here three years ago. Sometimes it wakes our small children, who can sleep through thunderstorms. And the windows are closed. Thank you.

  203. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 23 April 2011 by Stephanie K.

    The FAA's "Noise Exposure Tables" spreadsheets projected a decibel increase of .1 decibel for those in the direct redesigned flight path - based on what? This is clearly not the case! There's been a marked and LOUD increase in airplane noise in Bay Ridge, and I find it infuriating (though perhaps unsurprising)to discover that the FAA made these changes without doing any kind of environmental impact study to see how residents in the flight path would actually be affected. We absolutely need an independent noise study to prove the FAA's violation of the National Environmental Policy Act order 1050.1E, so that we can demand a change with the force of science behind us.

  204. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 23 April 2011 by Ioanis Papavassiliu.

    I would certainly like to live in a quieter environment and air traffic is one source of noise pollution but not the only one. If possible it would be informative to get an idea of the overall pattern of planes flying in and out the city then it would be more clear what percentage of air traffic is affecting Brooklyn residents. At the very least we should have a discussion about the options available to us as residents and as travelers.

  205. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 23 April 2011 by Bonnie Loewenstein.

    We need an independent noise study as the first step in addressing the awful, longstanding problem of planes flying low, in a continual parade, over Park Slope and Prospect Park!!!!

  206. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Saturday, 23 April 2011 by Rachel.

    Please conduct an investigation on the TRUE noise levels over Brooklyn. I know planes must land, but there has to be a better solution. Can the neighborhoods take turns getting the planes overhead? It seems Park Slope bears the brunt of air traffic.

  207. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 22 April 2011 by jennie.

    Please help us with this noise! Thank you

  208. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Friday, 22 April 2011 by Jaime.

    I support an independent noise study. The noise is unrelenting.

  209. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 by Reggi.

    PLEASE, the noise is so bad, at times my windows rattle. As far as LOW flying, I feel I could just about get a bag of peanuts from the passengers. I mean, really planes should not be flying so low you can see every detail. I also once noticed a plane discharging water? flying just over Prospect Expressway Fourth Avenue area. Something must be done. It's no party. It is dangerous and really takes away the joy of enjoying a peaceful afternoon. The plane traffic is heavy almost constant high or low.

  210. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 by Louis Tufino.

    Please pass some legislation to help decrease the noise that airplanes cause in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

  211. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 by Andrew V.

    For too long the health and quality of life concerns of the residents of Bedstuy have been ignored. Instead the interest of the airlines have been the focus of the Port Authority and FAA administrators. We cannot rely on these agencies to have our best interest at heart when it comes to the detrimental effects of constant low flying airplanes over our neighborhoods. We need and independent noise study to verify our ascertions and prove that we are indeed being harmed by inordinate decible levels and increased pollution.

  212. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 by Jennifer Urbealis.

    The noise from the low flying planes in Bed Stuy is almost constant. It interferes with enjoyment of our outdoor space and my sleep. I have complained to the Port Authority and they have done nothing. We must have an independent study done to prove the impact it is having on community members lives.

  213. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 by J. Williams.

    Asking the Port and the FAA to conduct noise monitoring is like asking the foxes to guard the henhouse. The FAA has lied to congress in claiming that their "NEXT GEN" technology will be used to lessen noise and air pollution. Quite the contrary, the FAA will continue to lie and manipulate to appease the demands of the Airlines at the expense of those living under the flight patterns.

  214. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 by Mary.

    It is obvious planes are flying lower and more frequently. Health issues and economic issues for residents with regard to property values being lowered as a result should be addressed as well. Quality of life and the environment will be deeply impacted as a result of continued and excessive fight traffic into the city. This should be a priority.

  215. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 by Kathy B.

    Do something about the airplane noise that consistently is affecting brooklyn residents.

  216. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 by alexandra hungerbuhler.

    I am a Clinton Hill resident and increasingly concerned and fed up with the noice levels generated through extremly low flying air planes. We need an independant noise study, which will certainly proof that the noice is above the currently legal 65 decibel. I am very concerned about the health and environmental impact. airports should not be allowed to grow unsustainable without any independant studies on the impact of the surrounding communities. We need a nightime curfew for air traffic like so many international cities have imposed.

  217. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 by Josephine Fassari.

    As a long time resident of Park Slope I am alarmed at the number of low flying planes that pass over my neighborhood and the amount of noise they make. I find it hard to believe that a study done by the port authority says that the level of noise is acceptable because at certain times when a plane is passing over my home the noise is VERY loud. I ask that an independent study be done when the FAA is not aware that levels...

  218. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 by Patrick Moroney.

    The noise from jets above our part of Bed Stuy is consistently above safe levels. The awful sound is almost constant as one fades away another one starts. This will continue affect property values and quality of life in this historic neighborhood. The FAA and Port Authority must stop ignoring the human impact of their decisions.

  219. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 by Nicholas Plombino.

    Brooklyn residents hear the airplane noise loud and clear every day but our representatives are not hearing us. The constant noise is harmful to the health and well being of Brooklyn residents and has continued and been ignored by our representatives much too long. This is unfair and solutions must be found.

  220. Re: Sign Petition For Independent Noise Study

    Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 by Jeffrey Starin.

    It is high time the politicians we VOTE into office take the responsibility of their office -- do something for the people they represent: I support an independent noise study because the FAA controls the flight paths over Brooklyn and can easily redirect traffic away from noise monitors the Port Authority puts in place. An independent study would eliminate this malfeasance and produce honest results.