A Taiwanese man visited Battery Park City to put on a kite exhibit. Despite acquiring all the proper permits, the FAA ordered him to stop flying his kite on account of low-flying helicopter traffic. So, we and our elected officials can't tell the FAA what to do in the air, but the FAA can tell us what to do on the ground. Helicopter traffic is hurting our quality of life from every direction. This story is 10 years old! Mayor De Blasio, it is high time you put a stop to the excessive tourist helicopter traffic!
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.