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    Floyd Bennett Field

    I have a lot of pictures on various hard drives, just sitting there. One of the things I meant to do when starting this site was to post'em in this forum. I haven't had a ton of time to do that, but one of the things I want to do this year on the site is expand things and cover other 'stuff' so with that in mind, I'm going to make an effort to post more in this forum. So that means you guys and gals get to look at pictures I've taken at various spots and at various times.

    So to start things off.... Floyd Bennett Field is pretty fucking great. From Wikipedia:

    "Floyd Bennett Field was New York City's first municipal airport, later a naval air station, and is now a park. While no longer used as an operational commercial, military or general aviation airfield, it is still used as a helicopter base by the New York Police Department (NYPD). Located in southeast Brooklyn, the field was created by connecting Barren Island and a number of smaller marsh islands to the mainland by filling the channels between them with sand pumped from the bottom of Jamaica Bay. The airport was named after famed aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Floyd Bennett, a Brooklyn resident at the time of his death. It was dedicated on June 26, 1930, and officially opened on May 23, 1931. The IATA airport code and FAA airfield identifier code was NOP when it was an operational naval air station and later coast guard air station, but now uses the FAA Location Identifier NY22 for the heliport operated there by the NYPD.

    Since 1972, Floyd Bennett Field is a part of Gateway National Recreation Area, managed by the National Park Service. Many of the earliest surviving original structures are included in a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, being among the largest collections and best representatives of commercial aviation architecture from the period, and due to the significant contributions to civil aviation and military aviation made there."

    There's a lot more history at the Wikipedia link for those who want it. Interesting stuff. A scene from The Godfather was shot here. At any rate, the place is in shambles. Or at least it was a few years ago when these were taken. Some of the buildings you can wander right into, others require a bit more work but the whole field is massive, there's a ton to see there. These forty shots don't cover all of it but they do at least cover most of what we saw that day.

    I wanna go back there this summer....

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    We need to do more stuff like this again.
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    You know how people see Jesus in their mac and cheese and stuff like that? I swear in picture 7 inside the circle it looks like King Kong wearing a pair of '80s shades.

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