Day 402

Flushing Airport runway

February 4th, 2013

Opened in 1927, this was once a bustling airport in the days before LaGuardia. It later served as a base for blimps and skywriting planes before closing its gates for good in 1984. Many proposals for its reuse have come and gone in the years since, the city's inaction complemented nicely by nature's reclamation of the area as marshland (check out the aerial view). Other than the runway, there are few traces of the airport to be found; the old hangars hung in there for more than two decades, but were finally demolished a few years ago.

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