Sandy Hook's False Tip Closed
The false tip area of Sandy Hook is closed due to safety concerns while the Army Corps of Engineers continues their dredging operations.
Permits for Gateway Visitor Activites Delayed at Jamaica Bay
Contact: Brian Feeney, 718-354-4606
New Access Permits Will Be Issued on March 1
Gateway National Recreation Area access permits for activities in Brooklyn and Queens, ncluding fishing, off-road access, kayak and canoe launch, and surfing, will not be available until Sunday, March 1, 2009. Existing permits that expire on January 31, 2009 will be honored through February 28, 2009.
New permits can be obtained for $50.00 payable by check, cash or money order. For a list of ermit requirements and locations where permits are issued call: 718-338-3799 or 78-318-4300.
Did You Know?
The first transatlantic flight departed from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on Jamaica Bay in 1919. Today, it is the site of Gateway NRA's Jacob Riis Park.