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Court rules in favor of waste transfer station
Court rules in favor of waste transfer station
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/12/2013 at 3:06PM

They lost their bid to block the birds. The Friends of LaGuardia Airport could not prevent a waste transfer facility, which will bring flocks of seagulls near the airport, from being built. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday, April 9 on jurisdictional grounds [...]

Despite relief, plane noise may still plague northeast Queens
Despite relief, plane noise may still plague northeast Queens
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/22/2013 at 10:18AM

Northeast Queens residents may get a respite from the plane noise that tormented them last summer — but not full relief. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials said there would be fewer planes flying over portions of Bayside and Flushing. But, depending on traffic and wind, there could be times residents could hear the same turbulence [...]

Pilot spots drone near JFK
Pilot spots drone near JFK
News Terence M. Cullen 3/05/2013 at 2:55PM

Look up in the air! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…a drone? An Alitalia pilot reported sighting a drone near his jumbo jet Monday afternoon has he neared JFK Airport, according to news sources. Now federal agents are investigating who the drone belonged to, and what it was doing just about three miles from [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/02/2012 at 7:53AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 73. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tuesday night: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 64. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of [...]

New flight patterns a failure: residents, pols
New flight patterns a failure: residents, pols
News Melissa Chan 8/29/2012 at 9:32AM

The trial period testing a new departure procedure at LaGuardia Airport has failed, said local leaders who recently rallied to put an end to the thundering turbulence tormenting residents in northeast Queens. “New flight patterns cannot be instituted if they are so detrimental to the quality of life for residents,” said State Senator Tony Avella [...]

Briarwood blighted by airplane noise
Central Melissa Chan 7/20/2012 at 11:44AM

Some residents in Briarwood are trying to get back to sleep after they said an increase in flights from nearby LaGuardia Airport every day in the month of May — and intermittently after — caused nonstop neighborhood turbulence in the early hours of the morning. “It’s so much noise,” said Carol Cassvan. “I can’t hear [...]

Fowl Strikes Cause Foul Feelings
News Alexa Altman 5/15/2012 at 2:10PM

Recent collisions between birds and airplanes departing city airports could give a much-needed “all clear” for negotiations between the Port Authority and wildlife conservation groups. While recent uproar mainly surrounds possible runway expansion plans at JFK, in-flight crashes with birds came under scrutiny when a Los Angeles-bound flight was quickly grounded after a bird was [...]

RKO Keith’s to rise: FAA approval means 17-story development will fly
RKO Keith’s to rise: FAA approval means 17-story development will fly
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/09/2012 at 1:00PM

While the curtain has long come down on a historic former movie house in Flushing, recent approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has green lighted RKO Keith’s Theatre for Act 2. The proposed 17-story development will be built approximately 7,000 feet from the runway at LaGuardia Airport, which raised concerns in the past as [...]

Waste transfer station meets with opposition
Waste transfer station meets with opposition
News Michael Pantelidis 1/11/2012 at 12:30PM

A local advocacy group is hoping the city trashes its plans for a waste transfer station near LaGuardia Airport – which it says attracts flying objects other than planes. The members of Friends of LaGuardia Airport believe the North Shore Marine Transfer Station, which is currently under construction in College Point and expected to be [...]