"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."
". . . 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."
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.
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.
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