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One woman’s quest for silence

Photo credit: Oscar Ovalle by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Linda Briskin lets her readers know that she disliked noise from the time she was a child. Apparently, the sounds of anger from her family led her to hide under her bed

Battle over the East Hampton Airport

Photo credit: Americasroof licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies The East Hampton Airport, which has given New Yorkers access to the beaches of the Hamptons via helicopters, will be closing down for a very short period. It

The inconsideration of the noisy

Photo credit: Darya Sannikova by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Michael Moynihan, The Irish Examiner, asks “Why is it that noisy people show no consideration for others?” He believes that people too often inflict their noises on others in public settings. He

More proof that noise affects children’s cognitive development

Photo credit: Aleksandar Pasaric by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies “Children who attend schools with more traffic noise show lower cognitive development,” reads the headline of an article reporting on a Barcelona Institute for Global Health study that was published in PLosMedicine.

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