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La Guardia Airport

Grand Central Pkwy. at 94th St., Queens, NY 11371 40.776511 -73.873357
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New York’s smallest airport is named for Fiorello La Guardia, the former mayor who once famously refused to exit a plane that had landed in Newark, insisting that his ticket read New York, not New Jersey. Today, the airport he championed while in office is located in northern Queens on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, just down the highway from Shea Stadium. La Guardia is popular with travelers because of its relative proximity to Manhattan—it's only eight miles from midtown—though, unlike JFK and Newark, it doesn't offer transcontinental flights.

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A yellow cab between La Guardia and midtown costs approximately $30, plus tolls; taxi stands are set up outside each terminal. A car service—which must be arranged in advance—from Manhattan to La Guardia can range from $40–$45; a trip in the other direction can cost the same. By public transportation, the M60 bus, which operates from 4:50 a.m.–1 a.m., stops at all terminals and connects to the A, B, C, D, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 subway lines at 125th St. in Harlem; the fare is $2. A seat on a SuperShuttle van (800-258-3826 or via the SuperShuttle phone at the Ground Transportation Center) runs $15–$22.

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