LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports contribute enormous amounts of money to the economy of New York City that benefit all residents who are expected to share equally in the good and the bad that flows therefrom.
It would appear Bayside residents and some pandering politicians have anointed themselves into claiming they are somehow different and entitled to the good but exempt from LaGuardia Airport noise (“Baysiders vow FAA flight fight just beginning,” TimesLedger Newspapers, Jan. 11-17).
My neighborhood has for years lived with LaGuardia aircraft noise and, as good citizens, we recognize it is part of living in this city. The time has come for Baysiders to stop whining, “Not in my backyard.”
Grow up and accept what others New Yorkers have endured for years. One expects the FAA to recognize the above and not be influenced by politicians thinking their constituents are somehow more privileged than the rest of us.
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