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Nestled on Barren Island along the shores of Jamaica Bay, Floyd Bennett Field opened in 1930 as NYC’s first municipal airport. Its history punctuates the story of NYC aviation, from the role as a naval air station to visits by Amelia Earhart and Howard Huges. Now part of Gateway National Recreation Area and managed by the National Park Service, the history of Floyd Bennett Field is preserved in images and the original architectural structures. NYC guide Lloyd Trufelman brings this history to life in an hour-long visual tour.

Image: Floyd Bennett Field, circa 1944


Lloyd P. Trufelman is a licensed NYC tour guide whose affiliations have included the Municipal Arts Society, New-York Historical Society, Big Apple Greeter, New York Adventure Club, the City Reliquary and Open House New York. A lifelong New Yorker, Trufelman was CEO of the technology PR agency Trylon SMR from 1990 to 2015 and previously served as director of public relations for WNYC Public Radio and press secretary for Mayor Ed Koch’s reelection campaign.


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