5. Redevelopment Plans for LaGuardia Airport Were Delayed Precisely Because of Politics

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In 2015, we reported on the demolition of jet age hangars 2 and 4 at LaGuardia Airport. The Port Authority had already spent three years on a plan to update LaGuardia Airport when Governor Cuomo announced a design competition for the airport. According to our source who worked on the redevelopment team at the time, this derailed the multi-year effort which is why to this day, most of the newness has been the large parking garages lining Grand Central Parkway.