Billy Joel's neighbors want to ban helicopters from New York island community

Billy Joel's neighbors on exclusive New York island demand a total ban on helicopters after claiming the noise is shattering their 'small piece of paradise' 185 residents of exclusive Long Island community want to ban private helipads There are four helipads on the island, with one of them owned by Billy Joel  Proposed law would ban new pads and limit the number of take-offs each month  Hedge fund manager Clive Holmes, who is thought to use his helipad twice a day for commutes, has hired a lawyer to fight any legal changes 

By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline

Published: 12:45 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 12:46 BST, 3 May 2019


Billy Joel has found himself embroiled in a row over helicopters at the exclusive Long Island community where he lives as residents try to have them banned.

The musician, who lives with 185 others including Fox News's Sean Hannity on an Centre Island in Oyster Bay, New York, is thought to use his helipad around once a month, including to travel to gigs at Madison Square Gardens.   

But fed-up neighbors want to ban all private aircraft from the island, on the grounds that they are too noisy and dangerous.

Billy Joel in 2018

Billy Joel in 1978

Billy Joel has found himself embroiled in a row over helicopters among the 185 residents of the exclusive Oyster Bay island where he lives, as people try to have them banned

It comes two years after they outlawed any new helipads from being built, but some now want to go further.

At a recent trustees

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