Our Staff & Offices


Gateway headquarters at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island on the day of the New York City Marathon. The marathon regularly begins at the Fort, attracting tens of thousands of participants.

Photo by Dr. Sung Won Kim, Volunteer-in-Parks

Gateway headquarters

Gateway's three units are administered from offices at Fort Wadsworth, where the Verrazano Bridge meets Staten Island. Staff can be reached during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. All mail should be sent to Gateway Headquarters. Mail intended for a particular person or unit should be labeled as such on the envelope.

Gateway National Recreation Area
210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305

Jennifer Nersesian- 718-354-4665

Deputy Superintendent
Suzanne McCarthy 718-354-4663

Law enforcement

Park Police--24 hours (law enforcement for Jamaica Bay and Staten Island units)

Sandy Hook Ranger Station (law enforcement for Sandy Hook Unit only)

Public Affairs Office/Press Inquiries
Daphne Yun 718-354-4602

Unit offices

Gateway has several smaller offices throughout its three units. However, it is best to reach them via phone.

Jamaica Bay Unit Coordinator
Dave Taft 718-338-3338 x 238

The Jamaica Bay unit includes:

  • Bergen Beach
  • Breezy Point
  • Fountain Avenue Landfill
  • Floyd Bennett Field
  • Fort Tilden
  • Frank Charles Park
  • Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
  • Hamilton Beach
  • Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill
  • Plumb Beach (shared with NYC Parks)

Staten Island Unit Coordinator
Brian Feeney 718-351-8426

The Staten Island unit includes

  • Fort Wadsworth
  • Great Kills Park
  • Miller Field

Sandy Hook Unit Coordinator
Pete McCarthy 732-872-5913

  • Fort Hancock Historic District
  • Sandy Hook beaches B-North Beach

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