I just moved to Windsor Terrace from North Brooklyn and, after two edgy nights of surprisingly loud airplane noise directly over us every 2-3 minutes or so, rendering our modest 2nd floor balcony almost useless, I find myself obsessively Googling flight paths and reading old message boards to see if I just made a gigantic tactical error. Glad to see a recent conversation about this taking place, and grateful for the detailed info, Idlewild and Salix.
I was really only dimly aware of this flight path issue up to now (though we all heard about the park geese, I think!), and it wasn’t something that occurred to me to ask when researching our next neighborhood – which we hoped would be greener, calmer, quieter, less toxic than Greenpoint… Now I’m stumbling upon sites suggesting that this noise affects stress levels, health, learning in children, sends invisible jet fuel particles raining down, etc. and I’m mildly freaking out (I know, I know -- I need to back away from the Google and/or leave NYC).
The past two nights have been cloudy/rainy so I can only hope this has something to do with the low flight paths I've heard mentioned. I have never heard any WT/Slope fans complain about or even hint at this issue, so I guess you get used to it? Can anyone offer reassurance, or coping tips to get through the next year before we have to flee back to the oil patch?