Well, they did this yesterday and today. I was very surprised, and almost relieved that I didn't go down to the water to catch the 1:30 Delta 727 landing on 31.....when it turned out to have changed to 13 and landed there.
They did this last weekend also.
I think the DOC needs to mind their business.
Actually, I think landing on 13 is good. there aren't as many tall buildings over the Bronx, so there are no quick drops in altitude like aircraft is forced to do when landing on 31 or 4.
Why they close 4/22 on weekends? i'm not sure, but I think some of it might be due to PAPD helicopter traffic (amybe training) closer to Rwy 4.
Phil Derner Jr.