Exploring the Abandoned Floyd Bennett Field, NYC's 1st Municipal Airport
dim. 26 août à 19:00
Tickets: $30 Click the link below to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-the-abandoned-floyd-bennett-field-nycs-1st-municipal-airport-registration-48180961553 While New York Adventure Club does not charge for events hosted by the National Park Service Gateway National Recreation Area, advance registration and a deposit will be required, which will be fully refunded upon attendance. If someone asked you where twenty-six around the world or transatlantic flights started or ended, would you say JFK or LaGuardia? Surprisingly, the answer is neither — before these major commercial airports came into existence, one airstrip in South Brooklyn was NYC's only way in or out by aircraft. Join New York Adventure Club ( http://www.nyadventureclub.com/ ) for an exploration of Floyd Bennett Field ( https://www.nps.gov/gate/learn/historyculture/fbf.htm ), New York City’s first municipal airport (1931) and site of many important first and record-breaking transatlantic flights. Led by a National Parks Ranger, our experience will include: • The history and story behind Floyd Bennett Field, from its development to current use
• A look inside the Ryan Visitor Center, which was the main terminal at Floyd Bennett Field
• A trip to the rooftop of the historic terminal to see sweeping views of the NYC skyline
• A visit to the underground tunnels underneath the tarmac, which passengers once used to reach their planes from the terminal Stick around afterward to make an informal visit to Dead Horse Bay ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Horse_Bay ), which is across the street from Floyd Bennett Field! Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits to Floyd Bennett Field.
( http://nyadventureclub.com/gallery/27145367 ) See you there! *Please bring comfortable shoes and a bottle of water as we’ll be on our feet for the entire time! Transportation: By Subway: Take the 2,5 Train to Flatbush Ave — Brooklyn College stop (last one). Transfer to Q35 towards Rockaway Beach (Q35 Bus Stop is in front of Target on the south side of Avenue H btw Nostrand and Flatbush Aves — expect a line of Rockaway Beachgoers). Get off at the "Flatbush Av & Opp Ryan Visitor Ctr" stop, which is directly across the street from the Ryan Visitor Center. If you're coming from Manhattan and want to travel via subway together, the NY Adventure Club brand ambassador will be waiting in front of Grand Central Terminal's "Kidding Around Toys" store between 10:45-10:55am, which is just inside Grand Central Terminal's eastern-most entrance on 42nd St. By Bus: Take the Q35 to the "Flatbush Av & Opp Ryan Visitor Ctr" stop, which is directly across the street from the Ryan Visitor Center. By Car: Detailed travel directions can be found by visiting the Aviator Sports Directions Page ( https://www.aviatorsports.com/about/directions ) (the sporting complex right next to the Ryan Visitor Center) and scrolling down to the "Find Directions From" section. Categories: Tours, Active, Hidden Spots, Historic Sites
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