Category Archives: Helicopter noise

City’s EDC head, Kyle Kimble, steps down, dealing blow to Howard Hughes Corp’s Seaport and tourist helicopters

March 25, 2015- The WSJ is reporting that head of the EDC, Kyle Kimball, is stepping down.

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The Pier A beer garden is part of a bigger city plan to turn waterfront properties into concert venues

July 15, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The controversial Pier A beer garden, that succeeded in winning the broadest and most powerful of liquor licenses and will become

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Mayor de Blasio continues to say “Let them eat cake” to anti-helicopter activists

November 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer To no one’s surprise, Mayor de Blasio is still not going to

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Too funny. Helicopter noise now bothers one-percenters in the Hamptons

August 23, 2014- In what could be a help to the struggles of the working class

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Kayak activist receives threats

July 29, 2014- The Post has an article about the ferry boat horn honking, and in it they mention that the ringleader of the kayak activism,

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Nadler sends letter to Mayor de Blasio to stop tourist helicopters

August 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Two years ago, when residents affected by the nonstop noise from the tourist helicopters appealed to BatteryPark.TV for help, we began to

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Letter: Ferry boats and helicopters plague us too on the Upper West Side

August 10, 2014- Letter to the Editor Dr. Greer, Thank you for your tireless advocacy of noise abatement which I believe benefits not just Battery Park, but the entire city. Simply put, tens

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Essay: Mr. Mayor, It is time to give the EDC’s Kyle Kimball the boot

June 21, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD Recently, during a City Hall meeting of 20 elected federal, state, and city officials concluded that there should be a complete ban on tourists helicopters causing noise disturbances over most of … Continue reading

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20 electeds want to outright ban tourist helicopters. Mayor de Blasio’s EDC opposes them.

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Not reported whatsoever in the press was a City Council meeting of 20 elected federal, state, and city officials, who all want to completely ban tourists helicopters over the city. However,

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V-22 Osprey Helicopter buzzes Statue of Liberty for Fleet Week

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NYEDC President, a holdover from Bloomberg era, enables helicopter noisemakers

Update April 29, 2014- For the story below, we asked State Senator Squadron for a comment, and they ignore us. Therefore, we asked them in person at the Cb1 meeting tonight. I asked, “what happened to the planned event for … Continue reading

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Letter: Pier A noise will be detrimental to BPC

March 5, 2014- By Concerned BPC Resident It won’t be long before there will be an explosion of 311 complaint calls due to the noise that will be emanating from Pier A. It’s unbelievable that a 7:00 AM – 4:00 … Continue reading

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Update on ferry boat horn nuisance

March 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Congressman Nadler updated the community today during a very informal meet-and-greet in front of Gateway Plaza. He seems to have made an earnest effort to speak to the U.S. Coast Guard about the … Continue reading

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Important CB1 meeting today for BPC residents

March 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The monthly CB1 meeting tomorrow will discuss two issues vital to Battery Park City. You are encouraged to try to find the time and attend.

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NY Times covers local BPC effort to stop helicopter noise

March 22, 2014- BatteryPark.TV first got Rep. Nadler involved in a quality of life problem plaguing BPC and other waterfront neighborhoods. The hundreds of tourist helicopters each day are a serious cause of stress for residents, as are loud ferry … Continue reading

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Le Pain Quotidien torments dwellers in 2 River Terrace

February 25, 2014- A viewer who lives in River House submitted this to us. It was filmed at 2:00 AM.

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Letter: Sick and tired of the unending helicopter noise

January 4, 2014- By Delia von Neuschatz Our elected officials have accomplished absolutely zero in mitigating the tourist helicopter issue since air tours moved to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport in 2008 after they were banned from using the East 34th … Continue reading

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Noise tops New Yorkers’ quality-of-life complaints

January 20, 2014- The Post reports, “Screeching subway trains, honking cars, roaring planes, barking dogs and boisterous people make noise the Big Apple’s No. 1 quality-of-life complaint. A city hotline got more than 260,000 noise complaints last year. Silence, it … Continue reading

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Helicopter noise to be addressed soon by federal electeds

December 21, 2013- A press release was issued by New York’s senators: GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER, NADLER, VELÁZQUEZ, GRIMM URGE FAA TO DEVELOP PLAN TO REDUCE EXCESSIVE HELICOPTER NOISE FOR MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN, AND STATEN ISLAND RESIDENTS Elected Officials Press FAA to Restrict … Continue reading

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Helicopter traffic over Hudson River increases 600% under Bloomberg era

October 25, 2013- A NJ source has a nice article on the out-of-control tourist helicopter noise plaguing humans who reside along the East River and Hudson River. Under the Bloomberg administration, the number of helicopter flights per days has increased … Continue reading

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