As a Queens resident who has had to deal with the issue of increased airplane noise in our borough, I am writing to commend our local elected officials — specifically U.S. Reps. Steve Israel (D-Melville) and Grace Meng (D-Flushing), state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) — for their work to curb airplane noise over our neighborhoods and create an Airplane Noise Community Roundtable.
Their work has paid off after Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently directed the Port Authority to monitor noise levels and form a roundtable.
Increased airplane noise has been detrimental to the quality of life of so many in our community. It is encouraging that Queens residents will now be able to voice their concerns.
©2013 Community News Group
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