Airplane noise may be limiting life expectancy for northeast Queens residents, according to a new study. // Stock photo

Noisy LGA Routes May Actually Lower Life Expectancy

Residents of northeast Queens just found out that the noisy planes they have complained about for years aren’t just affecting their quality of life — they may also limit their life expectancy, according to a new study.

Researchers from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health examined the impact of noise on health as well as the economic benefits of more efficient plane routes. They found that prolonged exposure to loud sounds could increase the likelihood of cardiovascular disease and anxiety and trim a whole year off a person’s life. They published their report, which used routes out of LaGuardia Airport as a case study, on Aug. 15.

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A rendering of proposed improvements at LaGuardia Airport. Photo Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

LaGuardia Road Flyover Facilitates Easier Access, Gov Says

LaGuardia Airport is soaring into the future, at least according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

On Tuesday, Cuomo visited Queens to unveil a new overpass to the airport that he said will relieve congestion and facilitate easier access for travelers.

The “flyover” — a road extension that rises above Grand Central Parkway at eastbound Exit 7 — is part of the ongoing $8 billion LaGuardia modernization project, which includes untangling the confusing thoroughfares that lead to the airport.

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An artist’s rendering of the new JFK Airport // Courtesy of New York State

Port Authority Hosts Public Meetings On Massive JFK Overhaul

By David Brand With a years-long, $10 billion overhaul almost underway at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the Port Authority of

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