The first municipal airport in New York City, Floyd Bennett Field is now a little museum which details the history of aviation.
The Floyd Bennett Field administration building is now the Ryan Visitor Center, The public is welcome to observe the Historic Aircraft Restoration Projectathe restoration of 12 aircraft in Hangar Baon Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Hours: Daily 8:30am-5:00pm.
Tucked alongside Jamaica Bay and hard up against an abandoned military airplane hangar and a baseball diamond lies the Floyd Bennett Field Campgrounds. This little-known spot--built on the site of New York City's first municipal airport--is a winner by default: It happens to be the only legal campsite in the city. It's named after Floyd Bennett, a decorated aviator who attempted to fly to the North Pole in 1926. The grounds themselves--two buggy fields surrounded by thickets... More »
For flatlanders and lovers of freaky pastoral beauty, it's well worth the extra trouble it takes to get out to Brooklyn's FLOYD BENNETT FIELD. With huge runways crisscrossing acres and acres of waist-high grasslands (including the city's biggest prairie biopreserve) and a strangely beautiful Planet of the Apes cape, hiking trails that lead through relatively uncrowded points along Jamaica Bay, great fishing, empty airplane hangars, various abandoned buildings, butterflies, grasshoppers,... More »