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Up on the Board: Noisy LaGuardia planes, Hub parking, cameras and privacy

NEW YORK - JULY 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission

NEW YORK - JULY 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) A Southwest Airlines flight remains on runway 4 after the plane's landing gear collapsed shortly after touching down on the runway, at LaGuardia Airport in the Queens borough of New York City. The flight, which originated in Nashville, landed at 5:45 p.m. and was carrying 149 passengers and crew. A reported 10 people were injured. (Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images) (Credit: Getty Andy Jacobsohn)

A new flight path for planes taking off out of LaGuardia Airport is seeing more use – and more noise complaints from residents of Bayside, Flushing, Douglaston and other Queens neighborhoods. The editorial board believes that the FAA should closely monitor the noise and listen to the community’s concerns. However, the path is essential for NextGen technology that should make better use of New York airspace and increase the rate of on-time flights.

The editorial board is also discussing Nassau County’s appeal to the state for $10 million to build Hub parking. We think a significant parking structure is essential to make the redevelopment of the Nassau Coliseum work.

And we’re discussing privacy, the NSA, and all the data we willingly give up to third parties for Sunday’s editorial. What does the concept of  privacymean in the digital era?


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Up on the Board is the editorial board's blog about what we just discussed at our weekday morning meeting. These meetings are where we talk about the news of the day and hash out our positions for the opinion sections of Newsday and amNew York.

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