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Plane Noise Prompts East Hills Residents To Flood Port Authority With Complaints

Planes at Kennedy Airport. (credit: Getty Images)

Planes at Kennedy Airport. (credit: Getty Images)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Loud planes have caused a small Long Island town to file thousands of complaints with the Port Authority.

East Hills resident Ellen Greenfield told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith that changes that have taken place over the past few years have made things unbearable. She’s lived in her Canterbury Lane home for more than four decades.

“Constant planes going over, one after the other,” she said.

Greenfield and her neighbors have flooded the Port Authority with complaints about the noise made by flights headed for Kennedy Airport, Newsday reported.

“In the spring and the summertime, if you’re in your backyard you can’t hear yourself talk. You can’t sit outside. The noise is unbearable,” Greenfield said.

Greenfield told WCBS 880’s Smith that she is worried about her hearing and can’t sleep at night because of jets roaring in the predawn hours. She said there have been meetings but no solutions.

“We don’t live next to the airport. We should not behaving this noise,” she said.

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