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  • Deadline for Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee membership extended

    Applicants have until Monday, July 21 to nominate themselves for membership in Sandy Hook Unit's Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee. Send a resume and bio to: Gateway Superintendent, 210 New York Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305. More »

Jamaica Bay People

Gateway's Jamaica Bay Unit contains many historic and natural resources associated with the "Golden Age" of aviation, national defense, public recreation and natural resource preservation. The following are just some of the notable figures who contributed to our nation's heritage.

Floyd Bennett

Herbert Johnson

Robert Moses

Jacob Riis

Samuel Tilden

Lt. Colonel Willis (U. S. Coast Artillery Corps officer, who served at Sandy Hook's Fort Hancock, and Jamaica Bay's Fort Tilden.)

Famous Aviators of Floyd Bennett Field

Did You Know?

Dimmed and camoflagued Sandy Hook lighthouse at night in World War II.

Did you know that the Sandy Hook Light was dimmed in World War II and painted in camoflague? Homes and businesses within five miles of the ocean were required to use blackout curtains in order to protect ships from attacks by German U-Boats. More...