Author Topic: Airplane Noise (Part 2)  (Read 101222 times)

Offline hfm

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2015, 07:56:22 PM »
Yeah, I find it ridiculously annoying as well, but what are they supposed to do? If they have to close a runway for maintenance they have to divert the traffic somehow.

I tell you, every time i'm over in the shopping strip where the Waldbaum's is, there are planes low flying over that neighborhood all day every day. I don't know how they do it.

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2015, 08:02:33 PM »
yes! thank you for posting the link.  my complaint is submitted, and we have a flyer in our building encouraging others. Thanks!

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2015, 08:12:23 PM »
 
our neighbors to the north and east get pummeled the other 25 days.


It seems like there is a body of water to the north and east though that would serve as a buffer zone for the brunt of it before the planes get over those neighborhoods, whereas we just get the full force. I'm not saying it's ok that others suffer instead of us, I just wonder if there's a difference.

I don't think the Port Authority gives two figs about the noise on the ground, though I agree its very important to submit complaints every time anyway. I think we should be asking for some kind of compensation, that would at least get more of their attention. :)

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2015, 07:33:14 AM »
This time has been different, the noise went on till very late Saturday, overnight and, so far, it's happening very early Sunday (4am, 6am).

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2015, 07:43:56 AM »
I can literally look out and see the planes fly down my block, so it has not been a once a month thing for me. I've complained eight times in the past two months, and I was away one of the weekends. It's started occurring late at night, as well.

My sick child has woken up before 6 am both days this weekend, due to plane noise. It's totally not acceptable.

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2015, 07:48:52 AM »
Lodged another complaint this morning and wrote to Cuomo. Will write to Schumer and Gillibrand.

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2015, 08:15:51 AM »
Just submitted the complaint.

Some of the planes were flying so low that the noise was just too overwhelming. Even though the descent trajectory may not be unavoidable due to a LGA runway closure, airplane altitude can be partly controlled.

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Re: Runway closure LGA today
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2015, 10:53:34 AM »
jobs jobs jobs jobs jobs.  We're going to concrete the world in the name of "jobs".  I think the more compelling argument is that there is a huge demand for having the airport right where it is, just like the article in the other airport thread stated.  Even the nicest airport in the world (and I've seen and enjoyed a few that might qualify myself) is still an airport.

I chose to live in Jackson Heights, and the recent change in noise sucks, but the pattern has been fairly consistent over the past 15 years.  The airport was here long before most of us, and was put where it was put for a reason.  Sometimes convenience comes with some inconvenience.

That being said, I agree with filing complaints anytime/everytime the traffic changes affect your eardrums.  There may not be an adequate solution to this problem, but we don't want those in the regulating jobs to forget that we are part of the story.

Offline hfm

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2015, 11:33:50 AM »
Just submitted the complaint.

Some of the planes were flying so low that the noise was just too overwhelming. Even though the descent trajectory may not be unavoidable due to a LGA runway closure, airplane altitude can be partly controlled.

There's only so far these things can climb in the very small distance between here (talking like 37th ave...) and LGA. I did notice this morning that the path they were taking was the loudest I had heard yet over the two day span. It seemed like it anyway. I was even feeling the deep rumble this morning where I hadn't the previous day. Lets make no mistake though, Saturday was an onslaught for an area that typically doesn't bear the brunt of the noise.

I mean if it's at least predictable, you can make your home buying / apartment renting decision going in with eyes wide open. For us, if they change the pattern and suddenly we're dealing with this consistently I would imagine the value of our apartment is going to drop, as well as the state of our health. We never would have bought in a spot where we knew it was going to be an ongoing issue and not a rare incident.

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2015, 01:42:13 PM »
when we bought our first place here, in 1996, our broker worked for a realty in the strip next to Waldbaum's. with that as our base for looking, we saw and heard just how low and loud planes could be. we asked about regularity/annoyance, and she gave us a thumbnail look at how often we could expect it -- while acknowledging it could be horrible at times.
my current place, the second i've lived in since 96, is on 35th in the mid 70s. the planes bank directly above our block and can be deafening. been sick all weekend, so the situation was particularly annoying this weekend. does it make me think twice about living here? no. has it dissuaded the four or five friends i've had move here from brooklyn/manhattan? no.  different strokes, i guess.

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Re: Runway closure LGA today
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2015, 01:43:40 PM »
complaints are good. i file at least two or three car alarm ones per week. does no good, but at least i've done something.

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2015, 07:22:54 PM »
The planes were very loud this morning flying over 74/35th, I rarely hear it on 80/35th where I also live. I met a lady in JuJu's this morning-she is not on this board but she is very adamant with getting this taken care of, I believe she has submitted hundreds of letters to councilman/senators but to no avail...

It doesn't bother me that much, granted I wake up early regardless plus my summer home is near JFK's flight paths so I can't win but I will sign the complaint too. It seems that most of the planes this morning were business jets..


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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2015, 11:18:13 PM »
Sunday representatives from Queens Quiet Skies were at the farmers market collecting signatures and distributing folders with information about plane noise.

Here, their slides explaining why noise increased: http://queensquietskies.org/a-primer-on-airplane-noise-in-new-york-city/

They also posted this number that you could call to complain: (800) 225-1071

It's as going to PA's site on this link: http://www.planenoise.com/panynj/daPRAbr9/qs114wbt.php

Finally, on this link you can track flight paths over the neighborhood, noise levels in one meter in JH area (ha!) and see planned runway closures: http://webtrak5.bksv.com/panynj

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2015, 06:12:28 PM »
We're starting to notice the plane noise more and more now.  Started filing complaints on the port authority website.  We live on the 6th floor of a building on 72nd and 34th - very bad plane noise.  Too early and too late too!  Last night the noise was till 2:30am, not loud but still annoying. 

We lived on 82nd and 37th before and it's definitely less noticeable there.  Does anyone else have this issue and want to file some sort of petition? 

Thanks.

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2015, 10:15:39 PM »
Just gonna put this complaint link out here again:

http://www.planenoise.com/panynj/daPRAbr9/

Low flights have been flying over my building every 2 minutes for the past 20 minutes.

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Re: Plane noise May 16 weekend
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2015, 10:15:39 PM »