Helicopters

Sen. Robert Menendez speaks at a news conference on Aug. 8, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NY, NJ Lawmakers Call For Eliminating Tourist Helicopter Flights Along Hudson River

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) were among many who called for a ban on tourist helicopters along the waterway, saying they create an unacceptable racket and cause safety concerns.

08/08/2014

Mosquitoes

City To Begin Spraying For West Nile Mosquitoes On Wednesday Morning

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will begin spraying for mosquitoes in several areas Wednesday morning, in an effort to keep the West Nile virus from spreading.

06/17/2014

Senator Charles Schumer (left) and Congressman Tim Bishop (right) with LI residents Craig Cooper and Lenny Piskorz, holding map of helicopter routes (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sen. Schumer, Rep. Bishop Call For Extension To Chopper Noise Regulation On Long Island

Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Tim Bishop are calling on the FAA to extend the over-the-water route regulation for helicopters flying to and from Long Island’s East End.

05/27/2014

Laser

New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Ban On Some Laser Pointers

The New Jersey State Senate on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban the sale of certain powerful laser pointers.

08/19/2013

Rep. Albio Sires and others hold a news conference at Pier A Park in Hoboken, N.J. - July 8, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

New Jersey Residents, Officials Call For Ban On Tourist Helicopters

A number of residents and officials in New Jersey are tired of the noise from low-flying tourist helicopters on their side of the Hudson River and are now calling for them to be banned.

07/08/2013

Hudson River Helicopter

Hoboken Residents: Helicopter Tours Are A Noisy Nuisance

Helicopters flying over the Hudson River have become a noisy nuisance – especially in parts of New Jersey, where neighbors said their quality of life is being drowned out.

06/24/2013

A helicopter in the sky (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Helicopters To Alter Routes To Reduce Noise On Long Island’s East End

The Hamptons is known for its beautiful beaches and wealth, and summertime helicopter noise. Some, however, hope a solution to the noise has been found.

06/13/2013

(credit: Liberty Helicopter / Facebook)

Up In The Air: 6 Great, Local Airborne Adventures

Airborne adventures aren’t for the faint of heart, of course, but there’s something special about being able to see the world from the vantage point of a bird. Read on for places that will take you up, up, up in New York City and beyond.

05/03/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg opens Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park - Dec. 13, 2012 (credit: Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Opens New Playfield At Brooklyn Bridge Park

The city has spent $26 million converting the abandoned 650-foot-long Pier 5 in into three multi-purpose state-of-the-art playing fields covered with artificial turf.

12/13/2012

Helicopter (file / credit: clipart.com)

New Rules To Reduce Helicopter Noise Between L.I. And Manhattan

It has been a problem over the heads of residents in the town of North Hempstead, Long Island for years.

02/02/2012