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Deal to halve tourist helicopter flights over New York

A helicopter flying over the East River near the Downtown Manhattan Heliport on Sunday. There are many who want a total ban on tourist helicopters.

New York

AFTER decades of complaints about noise and air pollution from the tens of thousands of tourist helicopter flights that circle Manhattan each year, New York City announced a deal on Sunday that would cut their number in half by January 2017.

In addition, the helicopters,