That Fresh City Air: New York Plans the Nation's Biggest Urban Campground

The Big Apple is set to build an enormous campground in the middle of the concrete jungle. What does this mean for urban camping across the country?

New York City is the last place that comes to mind for a camping trip. But U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar sees tents and s'mores in the city's future. Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, once the city's first municipal airport but now virtually unused, is set to become the country's largest urban campground. The national parks service plans to convert the space once used by Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes into an oasis with 90 campsites within two years, and eventually building 600.

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