Howard Beach MapHoward Beach is an all-residential community only 25 blocks wide and 9 blocks long, is sharply defined by its natural boundaries: the Belt Parkway on the north, Spring Creek Park on the west, JFK Airport on the east and Jamaica Bay on the south, Howard Beach is made up of smaller developments, such as West Hamilton Beach, Lindenwood, and Rockwood Park, and is divided between "Old Howard Beach" the area east of Cross Bay Boulevard and "New Howard Beach" the area to the west.
It is a mix of old and new, of private homes, and condominiums, and garden apartment complexes. Lindenwood Gardens, a community of 1,000 cooperatives, occupies 157 acres at Cross Bay Boulevard and the Belt Parkway. Lindenwood Village, a development of 66 and one half acres, lies next to it. Cross Bay Boulevard booms with diners, food shops, malls, clothing stores, and clam bars. The population is mostly Italian and Jewish.

<-- Read a 14-Part History of Howard Beach by Historian Richard Ranft, Published on June 13, 1997 by the Queens Forum.

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