A forum is being held on June 23 to discuss adding the bar to the country's national parks system.
The Sandy-damaged beach will eventually undergo renovations to boost its resiliency.
The Parks Service has announced they will extend the lease for the dock.
Residents are trying to stop the National Parks Service from shutting down the Great Kills Marina.
Both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will remain closed through 2012 due to damage from Sandy.
More than 10,000 acres of city and federal park land near Jamaica Bay will be jointly managed.
A new emergency staircase for improved safety will be built at the Statue of Liberty beginning in October 2011.
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