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Learn to put up with plane noise

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LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports contribute enormous amounts of money to the economy of New York City that benefit all residents who are expected to share equally in the good and the bad that flows therefrom.

It would appear Bayside residents and some pandering politicians have anointed themselves into claiming they are somehow different and entitled to the good but exempt from LaGuardia Airport noise (“Baysiders vow FAA flight fight just beginning,” TimesLedger Newspapers, Jan. 11-17).

My neighborhood has for years lived with LaGuardia aircraft noise and, as good citizens, we recognize it is part of living in this city. The time has come for Baysiders to stop whining, “Not in my backyard.”

Grow up and accept what others New Yorkers have endured for years. One expects the FAA to recognize the above and not be influenced by politicians thinking their constituents are somehow more privileged than the rest of us.

Benjamin Haber

Flushing

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Brian Will from Flushing says:
As a long time resident of Flushing as well, I cannot disgaree more with Mr. Habers ridiculous and untruthful comments.

There has been a three-fold increase in plane traffic, at lower altitudes and concentrated over the same route for 20 hours a day. It has become impossible to open a window or enjoy the outdoors due to the ceaseless and relentless plane noise.This is unprecedented, even for Flushing. The reason for the increase is the implementation of NextGEN technology at the airports. This community would never have developed the way that it did under the current conditions. Real estate would never have been able to sell a home while shouting over planes. Flushing has one of the only functional "Main Streets" left in the US. Lets keep it that way by fighting the FAA and PORT AUTHORITY. Demand a full environmental review of NextGen and the changes in flight patterns at LaGuardia.
May 7, 2013, 11:21 am

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