Howard Beach is a neighborhood in southwestern Queens, New York. Bordered in the north by the Belt Parkway, the south by Jamaica Bay, the east by John F. Kennedy International Airport and the west by Brooklyn. It also borders the neighborhoods of Ozone Park to the north and Broad Channel to the south. Howard Beach is home to a large Italian-American population, as well as smaller Jewish, Irish and Polish communities. Mob bosses John Gotti and Joe Massino also had homes there and the neighborhood gained local attention for being home to many members of the Mafia; Gotti hosted a large fireworks display on 101st Avenue in Ozone Park, near the Bergen Fish & Hunt Club each year on July 4, until New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani put an end to the practice.
In the mid 1950s the northernmost section of Howard Beach was comprised of a small wooded area (Cherry Forest) and a dairy farm (Mary's Farm), approximately 25% of the remaining area has houses on it.Web Sites and Links
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