Old Airport to Become Large Urban Campground

An old disused airport in Brooklyn will be converted into an urban campground, expanding from its current 5 campsites to more than 600.
June 17, 2011, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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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."

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Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in Inhabitat
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