Hamptons neighbors may depart Billy Joel in helicopter hell

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Considered one of Billy Joel’s super-rich Lengthy Island neighbors makes use of his chopper a lot that the city’s mayor could prohibit all helipad use — together with the Piano Man’s.

Hedge fund founder Clive Holmes, who owns a palatial property full with personal cottages and a pond on Centre Island, makes use of his helipad incessantly, commuting twice a day and ceaselessly taking associates on pleasure rides, says Mayor Larry Schmidlapp.

“He has audio system and lights and the helicopter makes a heck of a number of noise. The individuals on this island deserve some peace and quiet.”

Due to Holmes’ fixed coptering, the village board is now planning to enact a everlasting decision prohibiting extra helipads from being constructed, and limiting what number of instances any of the three present touchdown spots already on the island — together with Joel’s — might be utilized in a month, mentioned Schmidlapp.

The village board will select a quantity that can solely enable the helipad house owners to make use of them a handful of instances a month.

A person who recognized himself as a caretaker on Holmes’ property mentioned the property was too large for him to attempt to discover the banker.

Joel’s reps didn’t return requires remark.

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