Helicopter pad at Greenburgh Knicks, Rangers training facility has some crying foul
Some neighbors who live near the new Madison Square Garden (MSG) training facility in Greenburgh are not happy about plans to build a helicopter launching pad for the Knicks and Rangers and their executives.
Many residents expressed concerns about noise pollution and the safety of helicopters flying over an area filled with homes and schools. Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner took a test run in a helicopter to determine exactly how much noise it would make. Feiner is reserving judgment on whether to recommend the board approve or deny the request. MSG officials say the noise isn?t any louder than a lawnmower and landings would be restricted to three times a week.
The helicopter pad would primarily be used by James Dolan, president of MSG and CEO of Cablevision, the parent company of News 12. State police and county officials are supporting the plan. They say it would be very beneficial to have another helicopter launching pad in the county in case of emergencies.
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