Tag Archives: NYC

LaGuardia’s Marine Air Terminal – An Art Deco Treasure

Posted on September 26, 2017

We stumbled into a time warp on our recent trip to New York. We arrived at LaGuardia Airport’s Marine Air Terminal. The Pan Am Clipper flying boats of the 1940s took off from the nearby East River. The building itself is an Art Deco shrine. It’s been modified somewhat to accommodate modern planes, but the Continue Reading »

“Who is Buried in Grant’s Tomb?”

Posted on February 27, 2016

I was feeling punky the other day, so I asked Siri, “Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb?” Anybody who is a fan of Groucho Marx and his TV quiz show “You Bet Your Life” will remember that line as one of the consolation questions Groucho would ask of contestants who didn’t answer any of the other Continue Reading »