Jamaica Bay People

Jacob Riis with his friend, President Theodore Roosevelt.

Author and reformer Jacob Riis with his friend, President Theodore Roosevelt.

Library of Congress

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

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