Old Airport to Become Large Urban Campground
The former airport is owned by the National Parks Service, which is hoping to provide more wilderness space to city dwellers and offer an affordable alternative to vacationing.
"'We want to make New York the leading example of what we can do around the country with urban parks,' Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said this week.
Floyd Bennett Field, more recently known as the "ghost airport," has seen increasing pressure by the aviation industry to reactivate, especially due to over-congestion in both JFK and LaGuardia airports. The old airport, however, which was once used by Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes, now belongs to the National Park Service."