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.
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