Even during the 4th of July weekend, there were helicopters taking off or landing every 3 minutes. The racket was unbearable. This heliport was ordered to be vacated by a judge years ago and no one is enforcing it. Just because the Hudson River Park Trust needs the funding since the State does not maintain the park. Governor Cuomo, when will you maintain the parks you create?

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Katherine Hedden
Katherine Hedden
3 months ago

Pier 76 can be used for designated PICKELBALL in Manhattan. To the right of the main entrance there is space for 3 courts.
Noise will not be a factor.
Manhattan is behind every state

Dash E
Dash E
Reply to  Katherine Hedden
2 months ago

And/or roller skating parties 🙂

Allen Oster
Allen Oster
3 months ago

The loss of rent from the heliport would certainly impact the Park’s operating expenses. However, there’s more to why the heliport is still operating at this location then the$$$.

Andrew Rai
Andrew Rai
3 months ago

Even visiting Chelsea Piers has become futile with the constant buzzing of the helicopters at this point! To be quite honest the park where us NYers go for some peace and tranquility is actually just as loud as 7th ave with helicopters taking off and landing every few minutes- it’s gotten so bad we’ve stopped going to Chelsea Piers altogether.

Tim Tanner
Tim Tanner
3 months ago

One evening a few weeks ago I was riding a bike up the bike path along Hudson River Park, and literally could not breathe for 200 yards or so as I approached the helipad because a helicopter was idling, emitting huge amounts of choking aviation fuel fumes. I saw a helipad employee standing outside their shed, so I stopped to ask why the helicopter was idling. “We’re waiting for a VIP guest,” was the reply. “Why can’t you start the helicopter when the guest arrives, instead of choking everyone on the bike path with toxic fumes?” I asked. “It’s a State Police helicopter,” he said. “We’re under orders to have it running and ready.” Thirty seconds later three black cars roared into the parking lot, and out popped Governor Cuomo with several aides, who then boarded and took off up the river towards Albany. All this to say, perhaps Cuomo isn’t the right person to petition on this.

Dash E
Dash E
Reply to  Tim Tanner
2 months ago

🤦🏼‍♂️

Jim Boyd
Jim Boyd
3 months ago

Question is: ‘Governor Cuomo, when will you close the Heliport?’
Watch for Blade Helicopter CEO Rob Wiesenthal’s intense lobbying of the Hudson River Park Trust & Cuomo to keep the W.30th St Heliport open. His duplicitous tactics are illustrated here:
ttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9700695/Blade-admits-man-served-communications-director-three-years-doesnt-actually-exist.html
On track for a climate train wreck, one would think that savvy capitalists and their politicians would take an existential crisis seriously enough to make a U-turn. Instead we have clowns like Bezos flying into space, and Blade’s canard about electric vehicles. All Wiesenthal’s really interested in is the quick SPAC bucks which he’ll collect win or lose. I’m sure he realizes the stupid heliport, the Hamptons, and Miami are all going underwater soon.

Team Chekpeds
Team Chekpeds
3 months ago

Wow, good to see the outrage out there . It is well deserved..

Martin Wallace
3 months ago

Cuomo is more powerful than judges, huh? Rule of law be damned. Not that I’m all that surprised.

Melissa Elstein
1 month ago

Stop the Chop NY/NJ is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization with a mission to have banned the nonessential helicopters (tourist, commuter, charter) over NYC and the metropolitan area. As part of our mission, we would like to see the three local NYC heliports closed to that nonessential helicopter traffic. The fact that the W. 30th Street heliport is located within a park, next to a busy bike lane that is also used for jogging, walking, rollerblading, etc., and along the Hudson River near kayaking and sailing schools makes its location for Blade commuter helicopters contrary to the common good. These extremely loud, fossil-fuel guzzling helicopters pollute our airspace, contribute to carbon caused climate change, create stress for those along their flight paths- and only serve the privileged few at the expense of society at large. Please sign our petition to ban them, volunteer with us, and help us continue to build our large grassroots movement to end this polluting industry. Thanks! http://www.stopthechopnynj.org