‘Stop the chop’: Manhattan elected officials push for helicopter noise reduction legislation


They just want to clear the air — of helicopter noise.

Congress Members Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, and Nydia Velázquez banded together at the 34th Street Heliport, on the East River waterfront in Midtown, Sunday to pitch new legislation that would see the skies over the Big Apple grow a little more peaceful by reducing non-essential aircraft.

The heliport hosts private aviation services including BLADE Lounge East and Atlantic Aviation 6N5, shuttling those who can afford to ride the costly choppers as they please. But the luxurious transportation comes with irksome noise that residents experience — and the potential risk of disaster.

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