LaGuardia Airport terminals for arrivals and departures are shown below. In case of terminal changes, contacting the airline to confirm before travel is advisable.
Air Canada B
American Airlines B
American Shuttle B
Delta C / D
Delta Shuttle C
Frontier Airlines C
JetBlue Airways A
Spirit Airlines B
Southwest Airlines C
United Airlines B
Ari Halberstam was a yeshiva student killed, aged 16, when Lebanese-born terrorist Rashid Baz shot at the van he was traveling in on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, on the morning of March 1st, 1994.
Halberstam was one of 15 Chabad-Lubavitch Orthodox Jewish students in the van that had just joined the bridge from the FDR Drive on-ramp, when Baz opened fire on the vehicle from his car, and continued shooting as it travelled in the direction of Brooklyn. Halberstam was shot in the head and taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he died five days later.
Ari’s mother, Devorah Halberstam, was instrumental in establishing Brooklyn’s Jewish Children’s Museum, which opened in 2004 and is officially dedicated in his memory. In 1995, New York City Council, formally named the Brooklyn Bridge on-ramp from southbound FDR Drive and Pearl Street in Manhattan the Ari Halberstam Memorial Ramp.
Just before 6 pm on June 28th, 1981, two diagonal steel cable stays on the Brooklyn Bridge snapped due to corrosion. One crashed down into the wooden-slatted pedestrian walkway, while the other whipped back and struck Akira Aimi as he was crossing the bridge on foot.
32-year-old Aimi, a Japanese professional photographer living in New York, was critically injured, suffering a fractured skull and broken arm. He was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he died 8 days later.
The diagonal stays are not a critical load-bearing component of the bridge, but serve as bracing intended to minimize swaying due to the wind. However, the cable failure drew accusations of inadequate bridge maintenance which allowed the corrosion, caused by elements such as salty air and acid from pigeon droppings, to progress unchecked.
The Holland Tunnel emerges in Lower Manhattan parallel to Canal Street in the Tribeca neighborhood.
The road loops around Saint John’s Park, with right-lane exits in the following order:
Exit 1: West Street (or West Side Highway 9A) via Laight Street
Exit 2: Uptown via Hudson Street
Exit 3: Brooklyn via Manhattan Bridge or Williamsburg Bridge
Exit 4: Downtown via Varick Street
Exit 5: Canal Street (East)
The Holland Tunnel carries Interstate 78 under the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York and is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Greeley Square Park is a small, triangular, tree-lined, paved park in midtown Manhattan at 6th Avenue and West 34th Street, near the 33rd Street subway and PATH station. There are many things to see and do within a short walking distance:
See Alexander Doyle’s bronze statue of Horace Greeley, founder and editor of the New York Tribune newspaper.
Bring your coffee or grab something to eat from one of the nearby street vendors and take a seat in the triangular park.
Go shopping in the Manhattan Mall
See the now disused copper-clad Gimbels Bridge skybridge across West 32nd Street that once connected its Saks-34th Street department store on either side of the street
Go shopping at Macy’s Herald Square
See the Million Dollar Corner at Broadway and West 34th Street, a small corner plot purchased in an attempt to block Macy’s from becoming the largest store in the world.
See the historic Hotel McAlpin building at Broadway and West 34th Street, now private apartments, it was the largest hotel in the world when it opened in 1912.
Visit Tannen’s Magic hidden away on the sixth floor at 45 West 34th Street, billed as America’s oldest magic shop, and a must-see for anyone interested in magic and illusions.
Visit the famous Empire State Building a block away on West 34th Street.
Visit the Church of St Francis of Assisi on West 31st Street where FDNY Chaplain Father Mychal Judge was a Catholic priest until his death in the World Trade Center attack on 9/11.