Posts Tagged: Fort Tilden

  • The bunkers of Fort Tilden

    The bunkers of Fort Tilden

    To the casual visitor, the decaying historic artifacts of Fort Tilden may seem like a throwback to a long-gone era of World Wars. However, thanks to the New York Adventure Club, we had access to some of the Fort’s hidden gems. Established in 1917 as the U.S. entered WWI, Fort Tilden played a key role

  • Updated: Food options near Fort Tilden

    Updated: Food options near Fort Tilden

    With summer getting into full swing, Fort Tilden makes for an alluring and more laid-back alternative to the beaches just a bit east. This remote section of Gateway National Recreation Area makes for an ideal day trip, accessible by either weekend ferry service or the NYC Beach Bus. However, the food options are limited, but

  • Jamaica Bay NPS: a multitude of choices

    Jamaica Bay NPS: a multitude of choices

    Established in 1972, Gateway National Recreation Area offers more than 26,000 acres of marshes, wildlife sanctuaries and recreational athletic facilities, miles of sandy beaches; indoor and outdoor classrooms; picnicking and camping areas, as well as historic structures and military installations, airfields, a lighthouse, and adjacent waters around New York harbor. The Jamaica Bay Unit includes

  • Riis Park Beach Bazaar debuts

    Riis Park Beach Bazaar debuts

    Add the Riis Park Beach Bazaar to the list of this week’s seasonal openings. Seeking to capitalize on the success of the downtown beach concessions, the National Parks Service awarded a multi-year contract to the operators of the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. The food, music and shopping venue will be based at the far western end

  • Fort Tilden WOD

    Fort Tilden WOD

    I couldn’t make it in to my usual box today, so instead I did the Fort Tilden WOD and enjoyed this incredible 360-degree view: Trail run for 1.25 miles Climb 65 steps to the top of Battery Harris East 3 rounds of 100 single unders and 25 strict push ups Descend 65 steps Trail run

  • Patti Smith exhibit at Fort Tilden

    Patti Smith exhibit at Fort Tilden

    The long-awaited Patti Smith art exhibit, Resilience of the Dreamer, has opened today in Fort Tilden. Sponsored in part by MoMA, the exhibit features a number of black-and-white photos by the godmother of punk. There is a separate installation of a “gilded four-post bed with pure white linens…that will wear down physically over time…a visualization 

  • Fort Tilden

    Fort Tilden

    Rockaway!, kicks off on June 29th with a concert by legendary punk rocker Patti Smith in Fort Tilden. The summer long arts event is sponsored by MoMA and will showcase local as well as internationally known artists through September 1st. Fort Tilden is a decommissioned U.S. Army Base and is now part of the Gateway

  • Rockaway!

    Rockaway!

    Rockaway!, a summer-long urban art festival, is scheduled to open on June 29 with an appearance by legendary punk rocker Patti Smith in Fort Tilden. Sponsored by MoMA PS1, the sponsor of 2013’s Rockaway Dome, along with the Rockaway Artists Alliance, and the Rockaway Beach Surf Club, the event promises a summer full of innovative

  • The ruins of Fort Tilden

    The ruins of Fort Tilden

    Since Hurricane Sandy, beach access and the trails of Fort Tilden have been closed to the public. The surge destroyed the concrete path of Shore Road, adjacent to the ocean, and left a lot of debris on the interior running trails. However, a walk through those closed trails on a sunny late December day reveal

  • Food options near Fort Tilden

    Food options near Fort Tilden

    Battery Harris and the beaches of Fort Tilden are still closed, due to storm damage. However, the rest of the park is still open and accessible by foot, bike or car. If you are taking the weekend ferry service or biking through to Breezy Point, the food options are limited, but still quite good. The