26 March 2009

Dear Newark Liberty International Airport,

Amelia Earhart dedicated your administration building as America's first passenger airline terminal in 1935. For the next four years, you were the world's busiest airport.

Today, the only redeeming quality you have are heat lamps in your Terminal A bus shelters, keeping passengers warm on sub-freezing nights while they wait for a shuttle to take them away from your vile congestion.

You and your surrounding slums make the Garden State the butt of late-night talk show jokes. You greet visitors to the New York area with views of oil refineries and freight yards. Your flights are always delayed, and your food stinks.

And you are dangerous: On Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers walked through your terminal and boarded one of your flights (after that, we added "liberty" to your name).

Unfortunately, 35.4 million of us were forced by cost or convenience to use you in 2008.

It's pretty safe to say that all 35.4 million will agree, "You suck, Newark Liberty International."


N.B. This open letter submitted by V. Gragnani. Read his blog, Staten Eats.

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