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
A two mile long by 400 foot wide oil slick is washing up on the bay side of Sandy Hook, according to a report by WNBC 4-NY.
The slick was first witnessed by security personnel at the Earle Naval Weapons Station, according to the the report. The U.S. Coast Guard and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are investigating.
The source of the oil is unknown at this time.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Sandy Hook | Tags: Gateway National Recreational Area, Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Monmouth County, New Jersey, NOAA, NOAA Fisheries Lab, Oil slick, Oil Spill Sandy Hook, Oil Sprill, Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook Bay, Sandy Hook Coast Guard, Sandy Hook Oil Spill, Sandy Hook Seals | 1 Comment »
SANDY HOOK – A fisherman discovered a man’s dead body in a shipping channel off Sandy Hook on Monday morning. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Monday, a fisherman from Staten Island discovered a dead body in the Ambrose Channel – a major shipping channel…
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“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 »
It looks like a great week ahead. Earth day is on Tuesday, April 22nd
and Friday, the 25th is Arbor Day.
Monmouth County is celebrating all over.
It all starts on Monday, the 21st with two EARTH DAY STORY & CRAFT events. Be sure to Register and get there by 4:15 PM to either the
Holmdel Township Library, RSVP: 732-946-4118 or
to the Marlboro Library, RSVP: 732-536-9406
Like many young teens in the mid-to-late 1960s, Julie Hankinson spent some of her best days at Sandy Hook. Hankinson, though, had an advantage. She didn’t have to leave after the sun set or when the school year started. She lived there year-round…
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The remains were found near Gateway National Recreation Area on Saturday. The remains discovered in Sandy Hook bay on Saturday were not of human origin, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Brian Polite said Sunday. The remains were found near the Gateway National…
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But vehicles were driving in and out of the park when I drove by this afternoon.
Ranger Tim Quinn said the Marine Academy of Science and Technology is open as are “the cooperators,” the non-profit organizations that have their offices in the park. The Coast Guard Station is also open.
Quinn said all others are prohibited from entering the park, by car bicycle or foot. He said several members of the park staff were sent home after working four hours today and referred me to the press office for the answers to any other questions. I guess the press office is working.
In addition to Quinn, there were five rangers gathered in toll house at the entrance to the park. Asked if he was getting paid, Quinn laughed and said, “I’m not volunteering for the government.
The Jersey Tomato Press reports that 800,000 “non-essential” government employees are out of work. Passport offices and the Federal Housing Administration are closed. No mortgages or last minute overseas trips. No SBA loans or background checks for gun licenses either. The trash isn’t being picked up in Washington, DC, but lots of garbage is being reported in the media.
While President Obama and Senate Democrats are blaming House Republicans for shutting down the government, the House is taking up measures to fund the National Parks, veterans affairs and Washington, DC government operations. Senate Democrats, budget chairwoman Barbara Mikuski and Majority Whip Dick Durbin rejected the piecemeal approach to reopening the government, according to Politico.Posted: October 1st, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Barack Obama, Congress, Government Shutdown | Tags: Congress, Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook, Government Shutdown, President Barack Obama, Ranger Tim Quinn, Sandy Hook | 1 Comment »