STATEN ISLAND– Firearms experts believe the weapons seen being handled near the Gateway National Recreation Area Friday are paintball guns, the Staten Island Advance reported. “The preliminary opinion of these experts was that the weapons in the pictures strongly resemble replicas of firearms used in ‘paintball’ games,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner John J. Miller said in a… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 17th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: assault weapons, Fort Hancock, Fort Wadsworth, Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County News, Paintball, Sandy Hook, Staten Island, U.S. Coast Guard, Weapons | No Comments »
Brian Thompson of NBC News 4 NY is reporting via facebook that the roof of a historic structure in Fort Hancock, part of the Gateway National Recreational Area-Sandy Hook, has collapsed and the building may not be able to be saved.
Breaking: major roof collapse at historic Ft. Hancock/Sandy Hook barracks. Not clear if building can be saved
Posted by Brian Thompson NBC NY on Friday, April 17, 2015
UPDATE: THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE KNEW OF THE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND EXPECTED THE COLLASPEArt Gallagher | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: Fort Hancok, Ft Hancock, Gateway National Recreational Area, Sandy Hook | Comments Off on Breaking: Historic Fort Hancock Roof Collapses
The oil slick in Sandy Hook Bay that was reported to be two miles long by 900 feet wide on Thursday afternoon was observed to be one mile long by 150 wide at 10AM this morning, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Frank Iannazzo-Simmons during a phone interview with MMM.
Iannazzo-Simmons said a unified command consisting of personnel from the Coast Guard, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, NOAA and the National Park Service were still working to identify the both the source and product of the sheen. The color of the sheen changed from a rainbow to a “silverish” metallic color. Last evening it was reported that authorities believed the product to be diesel fuel. Today, they are taking samples to determine what it is.
20 feet of boom was installed at Horseshoe Cove yesterday as a precaution to protect the environmentally sensitive area. Today 70 feet of “hard boom” was installed to shore up the precautionary protection. Horseshoe Cove was deemed to be the only environmentally sensitive area that could be impacted by the sheen.
The sheen remains located at the northern end of Sandy Hook on the bay side.Posted: December 12th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: DEP, Energy, Environment, Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook | Tags: Environment, Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Oil, Oil slick, Oil Spill Sandy Hook, Petty Officer Frank Iannazza-Simmons, Sandy Hook Bay, Sandy Hook Oil Spill, U.S. Coast Guard | Comments Off on Sandy Hook Oil Slick Has Shrunk By More Than Half
“Raise your hand if this is your first time here,” Eddie Segall religiously started off his nightly sunset ceremonies at the Sea Gull’s Nest. “Now raise your hand if this is your last time here,” Segall barked as 10’s of customers raised their hands in laughter, just as they had the night or the week before. The joke never got old.
We’ve raised our hands, sung God Bless American along with a Kate Smith recording and watched the octogenarian Segall challenge much younger men to 50 push ups for the last time.
Sandy, and the federal bureaucracy, has claimed the iconic Monmouth County attraction that was a favorite of tourists and locals alike.
The Sea Gull’s Nest at Sandy Hook will not be reopening, according to a report on Highlandsblog. The blog quotes Daphne Yun, spokesperson for Gateway National Recreation Area, ” the lease for the popular Sea Gull’s Nest Restaurant has not been renewed. Sea Gull’s Nest will not be reopened.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County, News, Sandy Hook | Tags: Eddie Segall, Gateway National Recreation Area, Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook, Sea Gulls Nest | 8 Comments »
Kyrillos Introduces Resolution Calling on Feds to Ensure Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area Open for Summer of 2013
Concerned about the potential impact on the Bayshore region’s economy of a prolonged closure of the Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area, Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth) has introduced a resolution calling on the federal government to make reopening Sandy Hook a priority.
“Sandy Hook sustained enormous damage during Hurricane Sandy along with the homes and businesses of Bayshore residents,” Kyrillos said. “But there is more devastation in store if this economic engine for our region is not restored and reopened in time for the 2013 tourism season. The Sandy Hook Recreation Area is the source of millions of dollars of economic activity every year and an affordable summer getaway for tourists from near and far who will lose out on a treasured summer tradition if it is not reopened. We cannot afford to lose the economic activity generated by Sandy Hook as we seek to rebuild our shoreline.”
Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area is federally owned property that is maintained and operated by the National Park Service.
Text of the resolution is as follows:admin | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Hurricane Sandy, Joe Kyrillos, NJ State Legislature, Press Release, Sandy Hook | Tags: Gateway National Recreation Area, Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook, Joe Kyrillos, NJ State Legislature, Sandy Hook | Comments Off on Kyrillos Introduces Resolution Calling on Feds to Ensure Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area Open for Summer of 2013