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Despite stalled growth in China, Brazil and Russia, a wave of newly middle-class travelers from the BRICs and beyond will start visiting international destinations in the coming decades — dwarfing the numbers we’ve seen thus far.
Sorry Mr. Mayor, tens of thousands of people arrive at LaGuardia every day and immediately realize that Joe Biden is right and you’re playing politics. We know the Port Authority is broken, so don’t pretend it isn’t.
Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn’t care for Vice President Joe Biden’s criticisms of New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
Biden on Thursday likened the airport to “some third-world country” while touting more modern airports in places like Hong Kong.
De Blasio defended the airport on Friday when asked about Biden’s comments.
He said the remarks were not Biden’s “finest moment” and called them “inappropriate.”
He says that was “not the right way to talk about it.”
De Blasio conceded that the airport needed upgrades but praised the hard work of the people employed there. It’s managed by the bistate agency known as the Port Authority.
De Blasio said he respects Biden — but is also a proud New Yorker.
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