Friday, 30 March 2012 00:00
(Editor’s Note: This letter was sent to President Barak Obama, U.S. Senator Kristen Gillebrand, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, NYS Senator Jack Martins, and Congressman Gary Ackerman and to the Manhasset Press for publication.)
I just returned to Manhasset from a trip to the Carribean. You can be in the Carribean and not experience the noise and air pollution that the FAA has imposed on the residents of Manhasset. Today, airplanes were flying over my house almost continuously. While I did not stand outside all day, I can tell you that airplanes were passing every 30 seconds at around 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
I have written to all of you before and have yet to receive a response to my request for you to address this issue. The FAA has responded that this is their new policy of increasing flights over Manhasset. I quote from the FAA: “Yes, clearly you are impacted by arrivals to Runway 22 at JFK. You must live in the SE corner of Manhasset. Nothing new about this flight path other than it is being used more than it used to be.”
Once again, I request you as our elected leaders to respond to my request and take actions to curb the noise and air pollution over Manhasset.