Fisher do you know if this beach is technically Brooklyn?
West of Dead Horse Bay, Plumb Beach, formerly Plum Island until 1940 when Robert Moses filled in the island connecting it to Brooklyn. Squatters were evicted and the beach was closed in order to build the Belt Parkway. Today Gateway National Recreation Area manages the beach area but the parking lot is still owned by New York City. Plumb Beach offers vital habitat to threatened shorebirds, horseshoe crabs and a myriad of other wildlife in its variety of habitats including: tidal mud flats, low salt marsh areas, a tidal lagoon, a fragile dune system and several scattered woodland thickets.