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US Port Authority makes overtures to aircraft-noise activists

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A noise meter on the roof of the building where Ms Carroll lives in Queens; the machine is one of about a dozen that officials have added to the region's noise monitoring system in the past year.

New York

SUSAN Carroll has developed a tender relationship with the noise monitor on the roof of her apartment building in Queens. She refers to it as "my monitor" (even though she does not own it) and checks on it daily to make sure it is still working (even though she does not operate