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From QNS.com: Flushing residents rallied against a single-family home with some controversial floor plans and in support of a bill to protect their historic neighborhood last week. State Senator Tony Avella, local stakeholders and community leaders gathered in front of 33-05 157th St. on May 18 to protest reported plans to build an eight bedroom, 10 […] Read More

From Queens Chronicle: According to state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), the gargantuan two-story house going up at 33-05 157 St. in Broadway-Flushing resembles “a barracks or a hotel more than a one-family home.” Plans for the building show that it will have eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms when finished, numbers much higher than most houses […] Read More

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From the Queens Examiner: Residents in Flushing are getting increasingly frustrated with a lack of details about a one-family, eight-bedroom home under construction at the corner of 157th Street and 33rd Avenue. Plans for the home also call for ten bathrooms, and residents are concerned that will result in eight en suites with two extra […] Read More

From the Queens Tribune: An incoming Broadway-Flushing house is raising alarm for neighbors, who fear that the eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom structure is not in character with the neighborhood. Neighbors became concerned that the building’s occupancy had changed after learning that the original plans, which called for a single-family house, had been amended. State Sen. Tony Avella […] Read More

Move seeks to improve efforts to mitigate aircraft noise over Queens and other impacted communities WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to better mitigate excessive airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) reintroduced legislation that would take the job of combating aircraft noise away from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and instead provide the responsibility […] Read More

From QChron: When Gov. Cuomo in January announced his $10 billion proposal to rebuild and revitalize much of John F. Kennedy International Airport, comparatively little attention was paid to his desire to lift if not eliminate a cap on flight slots into and out of JFK. The governor said it is necessary to maximize JFK’s […] Read More

From the Times Ledger: Delta Airlines announced it would take the initiative to reduce airplane noise over Queens by switching to larger and quieter aircraft. A Thursday press release said they would stop flying the MD-88 aircraft on a scheduled basis out of LaGuardia Airport and use those routes to fly the “quieter, more fuel-efficient” […] Read More

From the Queens Tribune: Delta Airlines will stop flying a particular plane model, the MD-88, known for its louder engine, from LaGuardia Airport, the company announced today. The change is effective March 2. In a statement, Delta’s New York Vice President Henry Kuykendall emphasized consideration of the surrounding community as a motivation for the change. […] Read More

From Delta.com: NEW YORK — Delta will stop flying MD-88 aircraft on a scheduled basis at New York’s LaGuardia Airport effective March 2. The airline will instead fly existing MD-88 routes on a mix of quieter, more fuel-efficient Airbus A320 family aircraft, Boeing 737s and a limited number of MD-90 mainline aircraft, minimizing environmental impact […] Read More

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