Office of Borough President James P. Molinaro
Staten Island, New York
Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier
The Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier opened in September 2003. It is 835 feet long and 30 feet wide, making it the largest steel and concrete recreational pier on the Atlantic Ocean built in 100 years in the New York region. Its curved design gives it a wavy marine look reflecting the natural curve of the shoreline and reducing the shading effect conventional piers cast on the waters and fish below.
One of the most important projects in the renaissance of Staten Island’s beach areas was the creation of this new fishing pier. The new Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier opens up added opportunity for deep water-angling where local fisherman can catch striped bass, weakfish and bluefish. The new pier is also available for general public enjoyment of the beach area and observation of the shoreline, wildlife and scenery, and over 160 bronze medallions depicting ocean life have been embedded into the pavement. The Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier is located on Father Capodanno Blvd. between Seaview Avenue and Sand Lane.
Photo by Mike Falco
St. George Fishing Pier
Just steps away from the Staten Island Ferry, Pier 1 in St. George offers ample opportunity to catch striped bass, bluefish, flounder, porgy and blackfish from the shoreline that feeds into upper New York Bay .
The 845-foot-long pier was funded entirely by Borough President Molinaro, and is a component of a larger rennaisance of St. George that includes the already opened Richmond County Ball Park and the Staten Island 9/11 Memorial as well as the new Staten Island Ferry terminal.
Lemon Creek Fishing Pier
Thanks to funding from the Borough President's Office, Parks has transformed what was once a dusty road into a fishing pier complete with a beautifully landscaped entranceway, parking area, and cul-de-sac.
The Lemon Creek fishing pier, at the foot of Sharrott Avenue, offers the opportunity to cast a line and catch flounder, striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, and others.