2014-02-21 / Top Stories

Sound Off on Airplane Noise

Sick of airplane noise? Sound off! Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder has launched an online petition for residents of southern Queens and Rockaway to sign and let their concerns be heard over airplane noise.

“Residents in southern Queens and Rockaway have always been plagued by airplane noise,” Goldfeder said. “I strongly urge every resident to sign this petition today and send a message to agencies that they must provide our families the quiet and peace of mind we deserve while sitting in our own homes.”

While Rockaway and southern Queens are close to local airports, Goldfeder says there are new technology upgrades and noise mitigation techniques that can bring some relief. The Assemblyman has spent some time trying to make local airspace quieter. Last year, he co-sponsored legislation that would finally put measures in place to mitigate noise and require a community dialogue which unanimously passed in both houses of the legislature. The legislation was never signed by Governor Cuomo. However Cuomo did authorize the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to work with the affected communities and conduct routine sound level studies to mitigate noise.

Goldfeder has also sat down with the Federal Aviation Administration and Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J. to find better ways to reduce flight patterns and begin a dialogue with the surrounding communities. The Assemblyman plans to bring the petition to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

To sign the petition, visit www.stopJFKNoise.com.

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