I've been to LGA 3 times and everytime I've been, it's always been an adventure. I've always landed on 4 or 22, and always taken off on 13 and 31. I think approaching 4 is so much fun because you come sooo low over the "bricks" of northern Queens. Landing on 22 is bananas, also. It's very much like SFO, with the seemingly "controlled decent into H20." Taking off on 31 is just a beautiful thing whichever side you are on because you either have a perfect view of the world's most dynamic city, or one with a view of the entire Long Island Sound with Westchester County, CT and RI off in the distance, and if you swing around back towards the East, LGA pops into view at about your 3 o'clock. Departing on 13 is slick because you make an immediate left turn - i'd say no higher than 800' - to the East for noise abatement (over the ghetto???) and then continue on course to wherever. So even if it's "dangerous," it's something worth experiencing.