After Renovation, Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier Finally Reopens In Time For 20th Anniversary


A Statement from Borough President Vito Fossella on the Reopening of Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier

We are delighted to hear that the fishing pier on the Ocean Breeze boardwalk has finally been reopened for public use. The pier is iconic for its scenic views and as a spot for recreational fishing, and we are pleased that the whole pier is fully available to Staten Islanders.  

We visited the pier to review the state it was in when we first heard about its closure. We have long supported the fishing community, and we are pleased to see a positive outcome for the Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier. 

We would like to thank NYC Parks for their work repairing the rusted railings in time for the 20th anniversary of the pier. We appreciate our strong working partnership with City Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue and Borough Parks Commissioner Lynda Ricciardone. 

Banner Image: New Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier. Image Credit – NYC Parks


BP Vito Fossella

The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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