Simple steps you can take to get low-flying aircraft out of Brooklyn neighborhoods:



1) Write a letter (real letter, as in snail mail, which still carries more weight in Washington than emails) to Park Slope's Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (address below) and ask her to join the growing list of U.S. reprsentatives who have joined the Quiet Skies Caucus in Washington, D.C.  The three founders of the caucus are fellow New York Democratic Reps. Steve Israel, Grace Meng and Carolyn McCarthy.  The Quiet Skies Caucus is made up of congressional members from across the U.S. who are fighting to pass or change Federal legislation to alter and review the havoc that the FAA's NextGen flight paths are wreaking on the health of the human population across the U.S.   If Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is not your representative in Washington, then find your congressional representative at the following URL and ask that they join the Quiet Skies Caucus in Washington, D.C.  Any congressional representative can join, you don't only have to be from Queens, NY or Brooklyn, NY to join:


2) Ask your reprsentative to support the Quiet Skies Community Act of 2015.



3) Write a letter -- not an email, or phone call -- to Senator's Schumer and Gillibrand and ask that they support the recommendations of the Quiet Skies Caucus in Washington, D.C and to support New York Congresswoman Grace Meng's Quiet Communities Act of 2015.  So far Schumer and Gillibrand have refused to step up to the plate on this terrible environmental debacle that is directly affecting the health and welfare of the people of New York State.  Their silence is as loud as the noise from the aircraft and does not speak well of them, to say the least.  Senator Schumer's yea vote on the FAA Reauthorization Bill of 2012 set in motion this debacle by allowing the FAA to use something called a "Categorical Exclusion" whereby the FAA can rubber stamp new NextGen flight tracks without first conducting environmental studies.  All Democrats in New York voted against this language in that bill, except Schumer, who is very cozy with the airlines.

If you only get back a form letter from Gillibrand and Schumer (which seems to be their M.O. on this issue) please forward it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , for publication.  It is common practice for our elected officials to simply pump out a standard response and send that off to their constituents.  It's time these "do nothing" and "pass the buck" letters get published.  When you do write to our elected officials, you can also mention that their response will be published on and, if you wish.


4) Visit: NextGenNoise.Org for more information.


Addresses and Contact Information:

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke:

2351 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6231
Fax: (202) 226-0112


Senator Schumer:
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6542
Fax:  (202) 228-3027

Senator Gillibrand:
Washington, DC Office
478 Russell
Washington, DC 20510
Tel. (202) 224-4451
Fax (202) 228-0282

The full list of Schumer and Gillibrand contacts is here: