(06/01/10) BROOKLYN - Some Bedford-Stuyvesant residents say constant noise from commercial airlines flying above is making it impossible to rest in one's own home, or even open a window.
Neighbors Andrew Vaughn and Marcus Badell have installed a decibel reader to monitor the noise levels, which they publish online. They plan to present their findings to the Federal Aviation Administration. Sixty five decibels is considered safe for human hearing. They claim they've recorded readings as high as 81.
Jeffery Starin, a pilot, says Bedford-Stuyvesant's predicament is rooted in the fact that the FAA conducted no environmental impact study for any areas south of LaGuardia Airport before redesigning the airspace.