Lawmakers Push Bill That Would Ban Sightseeing Helicopters Over NYCThe federal legislation would be designed to apply just to New York City, prohibiting non-essential helicopters from flying over the densely populated area.
After Deadly Midtown Crash, Lawmaker Reveals FAA Has Not Acted In 6 Years To Add Black Boxes To HelicoptersThe senior senator from New York held a copy of the May 2013 report issued by the NTSB, calling for data recorders in choppers, which followed another helicopter wreck in 2011.
New Jersey Officials Call For Ban On Tourism HelicoptersThe ban would not effect private or corporate choppers, but supporters say it would greatly reduce helicopter traffic over the Hudson River.
East Hampton Considers Ban On Helicopters During Peak Times This SummerTens of thousands of complaints have poured in to the town board
NY, NJ Lawmakers Call For Eliminating Tourist Helicopter Flights Along Hudson RiverSen. 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.
City To Begin Spraying For West Nile Mosquitoes On Wednesday MorningThe 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.
Sen. Schumer, Rep. Bishop Call For Extension To Chopper Noise Regulation On Long IslandSen. 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.
New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Ban On Some Laser PointersThe New Jersey State Senate on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban the sale of certain powerful laser pointers.
New Jersey Residents, Officials Call For Ban On Tourist HelicoptersA 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.
Hoboken Residents: Helicopter Tours Are A Noisy NuisanceHelicopters 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.
Helicopters To Alter Routes To Reduce Noise On Long Island's East EndThe Hamptons is known for its beautiful beaches and wealth, and summertime helicopter noise. Some, however, hope a solution to the noise has been found.
Up In The Air: 6 Great, Local Airborne AdventuresAirborne 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.
Bloomberg Opens New Playfield At Brooklyn Bridge ParkThe 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.
New Rules To Reduce Helicopter Noise Between L.I. And ManhattanIt has been a problem over the heads of residents in the town of North Hempstead, Long Island for years.