Are you searching for a reasonably priced place to stay in New York City? How about camping ? No, not in a cardboard box on the sidewalk. New York may be the last place that comes to mind for sleeping under the stars, but the US Interior Department believes that Brooklyn’s defunct Floyd Bennett Field is the perfect spot for the country’s biggest urban campground.
According to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the national park service plans to convert the airfield once used by Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post, Howard Hughes and Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan into a 600-site camping oasis.
“You don’t even realize you’re in the middle of the city…We want to make New York the leading example of what we can do around the country with urban parks.” Salazar said.
If all goes well, campers will soon be lulled to sleep by the waters of nearby Jamaica Bay and the soothing sounds of the jets taking off and landing at JFK Airport. But intrepid campers will be able to hike up to Flatbush Avenue for an authentic bagel breakfast.