Our Staff & Offices

Gateway headquarters, at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, where the New York City Marathon begins every year except 2012.
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 and its three units

Gateway's three units are administered from offices at Fort Wadsworth, on the Staten Island side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. 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


Answering your questions promptly

For questions about our schedule of events, park fees, permits and business opportunities, use the links in this paragraph to find out what you need to know or to contact someone who can help you. That way you will get your information faster.

For contacting management employees concerning specific park issues, see below.


Jennifer Nersesian

Deputy Superintendent

Minka Sendich

Law Enforcement

United States 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

Brenda Ling

Daphne Yun

Unit Offices: Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook, Staten Island

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

Jamaica Bay Unit Manager

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 Manager

Brian Feeney

The Staten Island Unit includes:

  • Fort Wadsworth
  • Great Kills Park
  • Miller Field

Sandy Hook Unit Manager

Pete McCarthy

The Sandy Hook Unit includes:

  • Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark District, including Fort Hancock Historic Post
  • All Sandy Hook beaches

Last updated: November 26, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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