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    Park Slope residents complain about aircraft noise

    Just curious, could this be related to the 31L/13R runway closure? LGA 4 traffic also passes through there. More likely just due to more people being outside.

    http://gothamist.com/2010/04/02/air_noise.php

    Park Slope Plane Noise Will Only Get Worse

    The Park Slope set's rally against aircraft noise is still going strong in the neighborhood. Last night they went face to face with federal aviation officials to describe the overhead aural assault that they face daily. Jim Williams of Brooklyn Against Aircraft Noise (it's a thing!), told them: “We can’t sit on our deck anymore! Every minute — whoosh whoosh! We can watch them fly overhead.” Not feeling any sympathy for the guy who has the luxurious deck? According to the Brooklyn Paper, there was also a resident who said her cancer was exacerbated by low-flying planes.

    FAA rep Stephanie Branta was not moved, simply saying, “All these flight patterns are tightly maintained. We have guidelines that must be followed.” Suggestions from the locals were rebuffed by the experts, and one pilot even warned: “With this next generation [navigation] technology they’re rolling out—if you think it’s bad now, just wait. Things are not going to be pretty." Sorry Slopers... serenity never!

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    Re: Park Slope residents complain about aircraft noise

    This isn't new, they've been complaining for awhile. Why? Because they live in a clean neighborhood with little crime, so they have nothing else to whine about. Also: they're insane. LGA 4 and 31 arrivals pass over them at a few thousand feet, running their engines at very low thrust. Sure you can hear the planes, but they're a lot quieter than a car horn or a passing dump truck...or a screaming Park Slope toddler.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Re: Park Slope residents complain about aircraft noise

    Here's a simple solution.............it's called ear plugs!!! They should be greatful that these aren't 707's or DC-8'.
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    Re: Park Slope residents complain about aircraft noise

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee71
    Here's a simple solution.............it's called ear plugs!!! They should be greatful that these aren't 707's or DC-8'.
    Or a concorde

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