Fiorello la guardia the little flower - La Guardia Is Dead; City Pays Homage To 3-Time Mayor

Edward Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp professor of economics at Harvard, writes frequently on cities and economic growth.

Thanksgiving is a secular holiday emphasizing a godly discipline, yet many Christians still have much to learn about being a thankful people. In Nehemiah 8:9–12, we are confronted by our need to rejoice for the blessings of our Lord. When we read His Word and become truly aware of what God has done for us, […]

If you fly into New York City, you have a choice of three airports. There's JFK. Serene, important, if unwieldy. There's Newark Liberty. Attempts at modernization forever thwarted by its location. And then there's La Guardia. In the 1960s, it was voted the world's greatest airport. Today, the less said, the better. But at least it keeps Fiorello La Guardia's name in people's minds. The airport's namesake was New York City's mayor from 1934 to 1945. La Guardia helped reinvent New York during his reign, from building parks to unifying the traffic system to building the airport that would take on his name. He is considered one of the greatest mayors not only in New York's, but in the country's history. And yes, La Guardia, although a practicing Episcopalian, had a Jewish mother. So that's nice. Nice, but we're still gonna fly into Newark. Verdict: Barely a Jew . June 23, 2011

Er, not quite. The expected sources we checked — La Guardia biographies and New York City newspapers from January 1935 — contained nothing even vaguely similar to this anecdote. A lack of contemporary or historical documentation is generally a good indicator of the apocryphality of this type of story, but since absence of evidence isn’t necessarily evidence of absence, we considered a few other possibilities and continued the pursuit.

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