Almost All of Gateway Has Reopened After Hurricane Irene
Contact: Raina T. Williams, 718-354-4607
WHAT: Gateway National Recreation Area has reopened almost all of its 26,000 acres to the visiting public.
WHERE: Gateway National Recreation Area is a national park spanning 26,000 acres across two states-New York and New Jersey-and three New York City boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
WHY: Hurricane Irene, coupled with high tide, had a major impact on the beach areas at Gateway's three units: Sandy Hook, Staten Island and Jamaica Bay.
Did You Know?
All of Gateway NRA's units include sites that defended New York Harbor from attacks from the sea, from the Revolutionary War through World War II. They are Fort Hancock, Fort Tilden, and Fort Wadsworth. Learn about the history of coastal defense by visiting any of these sites. More...