• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.

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    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

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?

Jacob Riis

Journalist Jacob Riis was called "New York's most useful citizen," by Theodore Roosevelt. Riis often accompanied Police Commissioner Roosevelt in raids exposing the hardship of life for New York City's poor and immigrant populations and published his photos in newspapers. More...