Grumman-Bethpage Airport (abandoned)

This is the site of the former Grumman-Bethpage Airport, the test facility for Grumman Aerospace in the Cold War era. It was abandoned in the early 1990s and is now the site of a Home Depot, although part of the 5400 foot runway still remains.

Interestingly, the resolution at which the images of this abandoned airfield (and other airfields in the Long Island area) is rendered at is far lower than that of the surrounding area. One wonders why.
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@ 2009-10-02 10:46:04
part of it is blurred out.
think it is the USPS sorting facility and surrounding buildings.
you can look at things at street view, but can not officially confirm blurred building aerial image is USPS.
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@ 2015-08-27 17:07:50
http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2015/08/plane_lost_power_moments_before_fatal_crash_nj_doc.html

Pilot killed after traffic control directed him to the airfield where he tried to land.

The airfield can be seen in Google Earth history layer 1994.