Archive for January 13th, 2004

13th January
2004

First Published in The New York Sun, January 13, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

There is a famous story about Mayor La Guardia and the beginning of New York City’s primacy as a aviation hub.


Shortly after taking office in 1934, La Guardia traveled to Chicago and purchased a return ticket to New York on American Airlines. At that early time, only a few years after Charles Lindburgh’s historic flight to Paris, New York City had no commercial airport. La Guardia was savvy enough to understand that for the city to be competitive in the future, we had to invest in the infrastructure necessary to meet needs that at that time one could only speculate about.  (more…)