KFOR / Pottawatomie County
QUEENS, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- Lieutenant Robert Varnas of the U.S. Park Police made a left turn out of Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field and headed toward the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, which would take him into the Rockaways of Queens.
Varnas is commander of the Jamaica Bay unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area. He knows all the statistics relating to Gateway, which includes parts of Staten Island, Liberty and Ellis Islands, and Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
Gateway has “26,000 acres, 9,000 of which are water; it’s a very large area,” Lieutenant Varnas told PIX11, during our ride along in his white SUV.