Is Queens' Airplane Noise Getting You Down?

Have you noticed an increase in noise overhead?

Queens residents have started a ruckus about the increase in air traffic racket overhead, according to the New York Daily News. Have you made your voice heard?

With the introduction earlier this year of a new flight corridor in the area, some Queens residents have noticed an uptick in the number of loud airplanes soaring into LaGuardia and Kennedy International, the paper said.

The result? An increase in cases of jangled nerves from high-impact engine noise for residents whose homes are in the path of rapidly-descending aircraft.

With Forest Hills set almost exactly between the city's two major airports, we want to know — have you noticed an increase in air traffic noise?

Are you bothered by the noise? Or is it just a lot of buzz with ultimately nothing to worry about? 

Tell us what you think. Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.

David August 14, 2012 at 12:43 PM
I live in Whitestone and the helicopter noise has become horrific. Sunday evenings are unbelievable. Each morning beginning at 6:00, the parade of choppers is ridiculous!!! Where is the idiot Halloran? Too busy being a good "party" member.
Luna Chou August 14, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Not really - I was born and raised in FoHi and have been listening to the planes fly overhead since I can remember. I tune it out and it's somewhat soothing.
Diann Negri August 14, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Living on 62nd Drive, we have the planes use us as there guidelines. Coming down 62dr. and the Expressway, Every day no straight down, over our buildings. Sometimes you cannot hear the tv, or they fly so low, once in a while you can actually see the lights on the plane and also the people sitting! I am not Joking at all. It is very scarry sometimes! I live on the 3rd floor of our building!
Max Nocerino August 17, 2012 at 05:59 AM
I just don't hear it. Maybe because Im plugged into my i-pod so much. The world is full of noise. I would understand if it was a powerdrill or construction noise, but how should we solve it? Ban airplanes. Maybe invent soundless engines. Jeez. Just thinking how much that development would cost makes my head spin.


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