Out of a healthy respect for Homeland Security I stayed away from the airplanes (LOL). I loved my morning with my cousin Amanda Marie (who is on her way to a lovely vacation with her girlfriend and God-daughter.) While waiting for the others to arrive I actually went on an early morning turtle run in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY so stay tuned for an upcoming peek at some lovely, lovely homes. I shall have to start featuring Brooklyn more often. It appears that I have been spending more time in Kings County than Queens. I'm glad the ladies needed a lift because I couldn't resist bringing my Nikon to collect a little eye candy during our airport outing. After all we are talking JFK people. That place is beyond huge (over 5,000 acres) and I love airplanes. I think they are gorgeous and must admit I sort of regret not photographing them (but I will not jeopardize my Nikon). I've seen cameras get consfiscated. Maybe when I go back to pick her up I'll be brave and ask permission to photograph the planes (or not). Security is very tight nowadays, so I selected views that would not compromise anything.
Did you know that the airport was renamed in 1963 in memory of the late President John F. Kennedy? Prior to that it wall known as "Idlewild Airport," "New York International Airport," and "Major General Alexander E. Anderson Airport." Construction started in the early 1940's and they have been building and expanding upon it ever since.
According to Wikipedia, "John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK, FAA LID: JFK) is an international airport located in Queens in southeastern New York City about 12 miles (19 km) from Lower Manhattan. It is the top international air passenger gateway to the United States and is also the leading freight gateway to the country by value of shipments. The airport is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages the two other major airports in the New York metropolitan area, Newark Liberty and LaGuardia. JFK airport is the base of operations for JetBlue Airways and is also a major international gateway hub for Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. Over 80 airlines operate out of JFK."
You can read the entire Wiki article here.
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