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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