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?
Did you know that the Sandy Hook Light was dimmed in World War II and painted in camoflague? Homes and businesses within five miles of the ocean were required to use blackout curtains in order to protect ships from attacks by German U-Boats. More...