Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild LaGuardia airport.
The governor is also expected to talk about AirTrain and ferry service to the airport, a new hotel and business center, Diamond reported.
Gov. Cuomo made the announcement alongside Vice President Joe Biden, who in 2014 infamously likened LaGuardia to a “third-world” experience.
Federal, state and local officials on Monday announced the city as the national headquarters for a $610 million research and manufacturing hub dedicated to the emerging field, which could mean thousands of jobs for the region.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates terminals A and B at LaGuardia, while Delta Airlines controls terminals C and D.
According to CNBC’s Reem Nasr, Cuomo told the audience that numerous approvals that would have taken years to complete were expedited by the vice president’s office.
The new airport will be moved about 600 feet closer to the Grand central Parkway to create more space for flight operation, the governor said.
LaGuardia first opened in 1939 and was originally constructed by the city of New York at a cost of US$40 million.
At one point, Biden joked that Cuomo should have been making the announcement.
John F. Kennedy Airport will also receive improvements as part of the wider infrastructure overhaul.
Sen. Charles Schumer said last week that New York’s bid was selected from among three finalists competing for the Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation.
They immediately encounter low ceilings and dimly lit, narrow hallways. On the west side of the terminal sits a modest food court featuring a hamburger counter, a pizzeria and a Dunkin’ Donuts. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
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