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Tourism Company's Heliport Plan Faces Opposition In Yonkers

Helicopter Flight Services, a Manhattan-based company, is proposing to build a heliport in Yonkers which it would use to ferry tourists to sites like the Statue of Liberty.
Helicopter Flight Services, a Manhattan-based company, is proposing to build a heliport in Yonkers which it would use to ferry tourists to sites like the Statue of Liberty. Photo Credit: Yelp
The Statue of Liberty as it might look from one of Helicopter Flight Service's choppers.
The Statue of Liberty as it might look from one of Helicopter Flight Service's choppers. Photo Credit: Yelp

YONKERS, N.Y. -- A company is proposing to build a heliport in Yonkers for helicopters to ferry tourists back and forth to New York City sites such as the Statue of Liberty, according to a report by lohud.com.

Helicopter Flight Services, which is preparing to buy waterfront property off Fernbrook Street in the city, has not yet filed any formal applications for the project, lohud.com reported.

Residents of the neighborhood where the heliport would be situated appear to be generally opposed to the plan, and the city itself is weighing an ordinance that would ban heliports all together, the lohud.com story said.

Concerns about noise and air pollution were raised at a recent community meeting with the company's representatives, according to lohud.com.

Tourists would arrive at the Yonkers site by bus, trains, or, eventually, by ferry, and three to five flights an hour, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., are planned, the lohud.com report said.

To read the lohud.com article, click here.

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