Conductors as kids (1)

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The first of a seasonal series.

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    • Mayor LaGuardia was not exactly “inventor” of the eponymous airport, but here are some fun facts about La Guardia airport, from Wikipedia. (They don’t make them like this anymore.)

      1. The site of the airport was originally used by the Gala Amusement Park, owned by the Steinway family.

      2. The initiative to develop the airport for commercial flights began with an outburst by New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia (in office from 1934 to 1945) upon the arrival of his TWA flight at Newark Airport – the only commercial airport serving the New York City region at the time – as his ticket said “New York”. He demanded to be taken to New York, and ordered the plane to be flown to Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field, giving an impromptu press conference to reporters along the way. He urged New Yorkers to support a new airport within their city.

      • An unfun fact about LaGuardia Airport: it’s the ugliest, tackiest, stalest, most decrepit airport of any major city (and probably minor city too). Even after the “renovations” it is ugly, tacky, decrepit.

  • Little Lorin is asking how much will he get for image rights. “One day you’ll have to pay me big bucks to point your finger at me but not as much as I’ll get to count time in the pits of opera houses around the world”

  • And if you have an interest in reading some wonderful stories about Fiorello La Guardia as told by a great musician, read violinist Albert Spalding’s autobiography, “Rise To Follow.” Both men served with distinction in the War, and Spalding served again in WWII.

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