John F. Kennedy Airport
You’ll be hard-pressed to think of an airline that doesn’t fly in and out of JFK, one of the busiest airports in the country. It’s in Queens, just over the border from Brooklyn (a mere 11 miles from the heart of this borough). From Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, and Williamsburg, it’s as easy as jumping onto the Air Train, after a quick subway transfer; in less than an hour, you’ll be ready to check-in. From all other locations, just hail a cab or call an Uber; it’s not at all expensive.
A little farther north than JFK — 16 miles from Central Brooklyn — this slightly smaller (i.e. more manageable) airport is another great option. There is no easy way to get there from Brooklyn directly via public transportation, but don’t discount it as an option. A cab or Uber ride to northern Queens is easy and affordable. Note: If you need to get here during rush hour, it may actually be speedier to ride public transportation into Manhattan and then turn around and head back to the airport via subway.
The understated companion to New York City’s airports, this smaller option is the farthest away, but it’s a viable option (especially if you find a cheaper flight departing from it). Sure, it might be 51 miles from central Brooklyn, but that doesn’t mean getting there is complicated or costly. Skip the cab ride and instead book a trip on the Long Island Railroad. It’s only about an hour’s ride to one of the three Brooklyn stations — Atlantic Terminal, Nostrand Avenue, or East New York. It’ll drop you off just a mile north of the airport, at the Ronkonkoma Station. Just know that you’re extremely limited on airline options; the only ones servicing MacArthur are Allegiant Air, Penair, Southwest Airlines, and US Airways Express.
As you can see, air travel options when living in Brooklyn are aplenty. This is, after all, the City That Never Sleeps. So whether you’re off to start an adventure or coming back home, you have plenty of choices when you choose to live at 363 Bond Street apartments.