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The Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport Hotel at Citi Field is the only hotel within walking distance to where the New York Mets play at the former Shea Stadium, the new Citi Field! The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center home of the US Open Tennis & Flushing Meadows Corona Park are a short walk away. Our hotel is conveniently located a few blocks away from the #7 train leading directly to Manhattan – Grand Central Station, Times Square with access to great shopping in Midtown and Canal Street for bargains! Major events in sports, entertainment, music and art with internationally renowned dining choices and sightseeing are all nearby. Take in a Broadway show, visit museums and art galleries and then relax and enjoy our famous Pine Restaurant of Queens for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring family style Italian cuisine, or relax for happy hour and late night snacks with a wide array of sports memorabilia to talk about with new friends! 24 hour complimentary shuttle to & from LaGuardia Airport and parking for a $18 daily fee for in house guests are available. We are easily accessible to roads that connect us to Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn & the Bronx. Whether you stay for business or pleasure, we are here to accommodate your every need. Our warm and friendly associates at the Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport Hotel look forward to providing you with the customer service you deserve at your home away from home.
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Clarion Hotel La Guardia Airport, hotel in East Elmhurst, NY near New York City
The non-smoking Clarion Hotel La Guardia Airport in East Elmhurst, NY is directly across from New York's LaGuardia Airport.
Other nearby attractions include:
- Statue of Liberty
- Central Park
- Empire State Building
- Yankee Stadium (home of the New York Yankees)
- Madison Square Garden
Close to all Manhattan has to offer, take in a Broadway show at the nearby Broadway Theater District, visit famous Times Square or enjoy the rides and amusements at Coney Island. Be sure to stop by our café in the hotel lobby afterward for dinner and drinks.
Enjoy amenities like:
- Free LaGuardia airport transportation
- Free deluxe continental breakfast
- Free wireless high-speed Internet access
- Free daily newspaper
- Fitness Center
Get work done in our 24-hour business center, complete with copy and fax machines, and a computer with printer and Internet connection.
All guest rooms have hair dryers, irons, iron boards, cable television with HBO and voice mail. Some rooms feature whirlpool bathtubs..
The Clarion Hotel La Guardia Airport is ideal for both business and leisure travelers coming to New York. Our fantastic staff is dedicated to making sure your stay in the East Elmhurst area is pleasant and relaxing. Come experience hospitality at its finest
LaGuardia (LGA) Airport New York
LaGuardia Airport (LGA) LaGuardia is an airport in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens. The airport is on the waterfront of Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay, in East Elmhurst and borders the neighborhoods of East Elmhurst, Astoria, and Jackson Heights.
The New York City metropolitan area's JFK International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International airports combine to create the largest airport system in the United States, second in the world in terms of passenger traffic, and first in the world in terms of total flight operations. In 2011 the airport handled 24.1 million passengers; In 2013, LaGuardia Airport had a strong growth in passenger traffic; about 26.7 million passengers used the airport, a 6.6 percent increase from the previous year. JFK handled 50.4 million and Newark handled 35 million, a total of about 112 million travelers using New York airports; the second highest of any city in the world after London, United Kingdom.
The airport is a hub for Delta Air Lines and a focus city for American Airlines and regional affiliate American Eagle.
LaGuardia is the busiest airport in the United States without any non-stop service to Europe. A perimeter rule prohibits nonstop flights to or from points beyond 1,500 statute miles (2,400 km). Exceptions to the perimeter rule are flights on Saturdays and flights to Denver. Most transcontinental and international flights use JFK or Newark.
The airport was originally named Glenn H. Curtiss Airport after aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss then renamed North Beach Airport, The official name after New York City's takeover and reconstruction was New York Municipal Airport–LaGuardia Field, then in 1953 named solely "LaGuardia Airport" for Fiorello La Guardia, the mayor of New York when the airport was built.
LaGuardia has also been criticized for some of its outdated facilities. Vice President Joe Biden compared LaGuardia to a "third world country" and the airport has been ranked in numerous customer surveys as the worst in the United States. Among pilots, it is referred to as "USS LaGuardia", because the runways are short and surrounded by water, thus giving the feel of attempting to land on an aircraft carrier.
The current site of the airport was originally used by the Gala Amusement Park, owned by the Steinway family. It was razed and transformed in 1929 into a 105-acre private flying field named Glenn H. Curtiss Airport after the pioneer Long Island aviator, and later called North Beach Airport.
The initiative to develop the airport for commercial flights began with an outburst by New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia (in office from 1934 to 1945) upon the arrival of his TWA flight at Newark Airport – the only commercial airport serving the New York City region at the time as his ticket said "New York". He demanded to be taken to New York, and ordered the plane to be flown to Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field, giving an impromptu press conference to reporters along the way. He urged New Yorkers to support a new airport within their city.
American Airlines accepted La Guardia's offer to start a pilot program of scheduled flights to Floyd Bennett, although the program failed after several months because of Newark's better proximity to Manhattan. La Guardia went as far as to offer police escorts to airport limousines in an attempt to get American Airlines to continue operating the pilot program.
During the Floyd Bennett experiment La Guardia and American executives began an alternative plan to build a new airport in Queens, where it could take advantage of the new Queens Midtown Tunnel to Manhattan. The existing North Beach Airport was an obvious location, but much too small for the sort of airport that was being planned. With backing and assistance from the Works Progress Administration, construction began in 1937. Building on the site required moving landfill from Rikers Island, then a garbage dump, onto a metal reinforcing framework. The framework below the airport still causes magnetic interference on the compasses of outgoing aircraft: signs on the airfield warn pilots about the problem..
Because of American's pivotal role in the development of the airport, LaGuardia gave the airline extra real estate during the airport's first year of operation, including four hangars (an unprecedented amount of space at the time).American also opened its first Admirals Club at the airport in 1939. The clubs space was originally a large office space reserved for the mayor, but after receiving criticism in the press, LaGuardia offered to lease out the space, and American vice president Red Mosier immediately accepted the offer.
The airport was dedicated on October 15, 1939, as the New York Municipal Airport and opened for business on December 2 of that year.It cost New York City $23 million to turn the tiny North Beach Airport into a 550-acre modern facility. Not everyone was as enthusiastic as La Guardia about the project, some regarded it as a $40 million boondoggle. But the public was fascinated by the very idea of air travel, and thousands traveled to the airport, paid the dime fee, and watched the airliners take off and land. Two years later these fees and their associated parking had already provided $285,000, and other non-travel related incomes were another $650,000 a year. The airport was soon a huge financial success. A smaller airport located in adjacent Jackson Heights, Holmes Airport, was unable to prevent the expansion of the larger airport and it closed in 1940.
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Newark Airport began renovations, but could not keep up with the new Queens airport, which TIME called "the most pretentious land and seaplane base in the world." Even before the project was completed LaGuardia had won commitments from the five largest airlines that they would begin using the new field as soon as it opened. The airport was used during World War II as a training facility for aviation technicians and as a logistics field. Transatlantic landplane airline flights started in late 1945; some continued after Idlewild opened in July 1948, but the last ones shifted to Idlewild in April 1951.
Newspaper accounts alternately referred to the airfield as New York Municipal Airport and LaGuardia Field until the modern name was officially applied when the airport moved to Port of New York Authority control under a lease with New York City on June 1, 1947.
President John F. Kennedy arrives at LaGuardia Airport in 1961
LaGuardia opened with four runways at 45-degree angles to each other, the longest 6,000 ft . Runway 18/36 was closed soon after a United DC-4 ran off the south end in 1947; runway (4500 ft) was closed around 1958, allowing LaGuardia's terminal to expand northward after 1960. Circa 1961 runway 13/31 was shifted northeastward to allow construction of a parallel taxiway and in 1965–66 both remaining LGA runways were extended to their present 7,000 ft.
Old control tower at LaGuardia Airport constructed in 1962
The April 1957 Official Airline Guide shows 283 weekday fixed wing departures from LaGuardia: 126 American, 49 Eastern, 33 Northeast, 31 TWA, 29 Capital and 15 United. American's flights included 26 nonstops to Boston and 27 to Washington National. Jet flights started on June 1, 1964.
New LaGuardia Airport Control Tower at Sunset.
Although LaGuardia was a large airport for the era in which it was built, it soon became too small. Starting in 1968 general aviation aircraft were charged heavy fees to operate from LaGuardia during peak hours, driving many GA operators to airports such as Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, New Jersey. The increase in traffic at LaGuardia and safety concerns prompted the closure of nearby Flushing Airport in 1984. Also in 1984, to further combat overcrowding at LGA, the Port Authority instituted a Sunday-thru Friday "perimeter rule" banning nonstop flights from LaGuardia to cities more than 1,500 miles away; at the time, Denver was the only such city with nonstop flights, and it became the only exception to the rule. Later, the Port Authority also moved to connect JFK and Newark Airport to regional rail networks with the AirTrain Newark and AirTrain JFK, in an attempt to make these more distant airports competitive with LaGuardia.In addition to these local regulations, the FAA also limited the number of flights and types of aircraft that could operate at LaGuardia.
LaGuardia's traffic continued to grow. By 2000, the airport routinely experienced overcrowding delays, many more than an hour long. That year, Congress passed legislation to revoke the federal traffic limits on LaGuardia by 2007. The reduced demand for air travel following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City quickly slowed LaGuardia's traffic growth, helping to mitigate the airport's delays. Ongoing Port Authority investments to renovate the Central Terminal Building and improve the airfield layout have also made the airport's operations more efficient in recent years.
FAA approved Instrument Departure Procedure "Whitestone Climb" and the "Expressway Visual Approach to Runway 31" which both overfly Citi Field. In the name of safety when New York Mets games are in progress, these procedures are not supposed to be used, but are anyway.
Updated May 18, 2017
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