Residents on Long Island living along the approach path of a Kennedy Airport runaway say there has been a discernible increase in overnight aircraft noise.
According to Port Authority statistics, air traffic controllers used Runway 22L for 800 more overnight landings between September and December than during the same period in 2010.
Following complaints from residents, the Federal Aviation Administration said it would take measures to lessen the noise.
The FAA says it has tried to rotate runway use when possible on overnight arrivals.
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association at Kennedy told Newsday that deciding which runway to use is based on safety and efficient departures.
The communities living along the runway's approach include Floral Park, New Hyde Park and Elmont.