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September 14, 2012

Are Days Numbered for Montauk Airport?

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New York's easternmost airport, Montauk could be shuttered in favor of housing. (Photo by Bing)
New York's easternmost airport, Montauk could be shuttered in favor of housing. (Photo by Bing)
Montauk Airport is for sale. Its $18 million price tag combined with its residential zoning and the field’s non-existent profits could mean MTP’s days as an airport are numbered. The president of the Montauk Pilots Association does not seem optimistic: “To pay $18 million for something that in a good year returns $10,000 — well, to coin a phrase, do the arithmetic.” [NY Times]