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Airplane noise torments northeast Queens residents
Airplane noise torments northeast Queens residents
News Melissa Chan 8/15/2012 at 12:21PM

A nonstop rush of aircraft flights and a barrage of low flying planes have residents in northeast Queens alarmed at the deafening “war zone” they say their neighborhoods have become in the last two months. “The sound — it’s like you’re living in an airport,” said Angela Polito of Bayside. “It’s nonstop, every 20 seconds, [...]

Unfriendly skies
Letters Letters 7/28/2012 at 12:24PM

Now 700 Canadian geese have been rounded up and killed so that they would not collide with planes. To begin with, those birds were living on federally protected land, the Jamaica Wildlife Refuge. Why was an airport ever built so close to such a sanctuary? That was not a very practical thing to have done [...]

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 [...]