Residents complain about helicopters flying overhead

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Some residents in Brooklyn Heights and Red Hook came out today to protest the tourism helicopters that fly overhead.

The residents are asking the mayor that all tourism helicopters be banned from the skies above.

Jeffery Smith, the chairman of the Eastern Region Helicopter Council, says that the industry has made numerous changes over the years to mitigate noise and that the helicopters provide hundreds of jobs and millions in revenue to the city.

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