Try to resist checking your map as much as possible.
I’ve done this twice now, and each time I’ve found myself on streets and in neighborhoods I had no idea existed.
The Floyd Bennett historic district consists of the Administration Building, as well as a number of hangars and repair shops.
The below picture taken in 1931 offers a better idea of the layout – the Administration Building is in the center, surrounded by hangars.
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Over its 9 years of operation as a commercial airfield, numerous important and record-breaking flights left from Floyd Bennett – see the very impressive (and often amusing) list here.
However, La Guardia Airport’s opening in 1939 sounded the death toll for Floyd Bennett Field, and it was purchased by the Navy in 1941.
At the time, Barren Island consisted of a marsh with dozens of smaller islands surrounding it.
A small community existed on the island, and in fact, one man had even set up his own runway to take passengers on pleasure flights. …and Floyd Bennett Field was opened on the site in 1930.