Transport: Flagstad Field

Long a sore point with New Yorkers has been Newark's virtual monopoly as the terminal of the Metropolitan district's passenger, mail & commercial air traffic. No New Yorker has had so long or so sharp a knife out for Newark as New York's flying

Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Relentlessly backing any rival to Newark as long as it was situated in New York State he battled valiantly to have Brooklyn's remote Floyd Bennett Field made the city's official air terminal, even sponsored in 1933 a scheme for a metropolitan airport on Governor's Island, which...

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