Brooklyn Neighborhoods - wideimaging
The Gateway National Recreation Area, in the Rockaways, is a peaceful stretch beach in contrast to the adjacent  Jacob Riis Park. Patrolled by park rangers on horseback this area had permit access only, which helped it's return to a natural environment. Many haunting relics of Fort Tilden were still standing when I took these photos in 1974 the year that it became a National Park. This photo shows the concrete bunker, constructed in 1942, for two long gone 16" cannons installed to defend New York Harbor during World War II.

The Gateway National Recreation Area, in the Rockaways, is a peaceful stretch beach in contrast to the adjacent Jacob Riis Park. Patrolled by park rangers on horseback this area had permit access only, which helped it's return to a natural environment. Many haunting relics of Fort Tilden were still standing when I took these photos in 1974 the year that it became a National Park. This photo shows the concrete bunker, constructed in 1942, for two long gone 16" cannons installed to defend New York Harbor during World War II.