Posted on April 7, 2021 at 3:43 pm by West Sider
By Alex Israel
Elected officials are still pushing for liftoff on helicopter safety legislation that would make the skies over New York City safer and quieter. Rep. Jerry Nadler and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer both joined Manhattan Community Board 7 over Zoom to share updates during the April full board meeting.
The issue is not a new one, as the movement to curb helicopter traffic has taken off over the last several years. In 2019, Rep. Nadler, as well as Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velazquez, introduced legislation to address helicopter safety needs in response to years of flight accidents and noise pollution.
The community is fed up with the issue, which has been brought up during CB7 meetings as far back as 2013. “The frequency…