Wednesday, July 2, 2014
An Über Bad Problem... Calling Der Kommissar!
One of my favorite apps in the world UBER is adding fuel to an already raging fire and has more than a few Hamptonite's lederhosen in bunches! They've offering rides between NYC and the east end through a helicopter site called Blade. These "UBER CHOPPER" rides are a flat rate of $2500 for a five seat chopper ride. This is just another reason the battle for quiet skies is getting louder on the East End. New helicopter routes and flying patterns are making life a thunderous hell for thousands of residents at all hours of the day and night in the Hamptons. In fact, according to sources complaints about air traffic noise have tripled in just one year alone!
noise complaint website and have your voice heard (hopefully over the engine and blade noise).
Activist against the airport noise are not trying to ban the traffic all together but rather limiting the hours of the facility. Learn more from the Quiet Skies Coalition! I mean really, LAX closes at 11 pm but East Hampton Airport stays open all night?! A 24 Hour airport really?! We don't even have a shoe repair, doggie daycare, good Mexican restaurant but we're the town that never sleeps according to the airport! Besides everyone who saw Jaws 2 knows helicopters and beaches don't mix!