From John in Jersey City:
I saw this same helicopter fly North bound around 10:00-10:10 AM this morning. It came from NY Harbor and headed North flying around 500 ft by Battery Park City. It flew back South bound around 10:35AM and it was the only reckless pilots I saw/heard this morning flying in this type of visibility. It looked like the one owned by Helicopter Flight Services, one of five NYC tour operators from the type and color. I want this pilot summoned and fined for flying in this type of bad weather and I want to hear back about the outcome. You have the radar and weather data since you are the FAA. Here is a video in HD as evidence. We are no longer going to tolerate this type of disrespectful and reckless behavior by cowboy pilots.
Stop the Chop NYNJ is a local grassroots coalition of NY and NJ residents seeking to educate the public about the adverse effects of helicopters sightseeing tours on the environment and on the health and welfare of the two million people living underneath their Hudson River flight path.