About Howard Beach

Howard Beach
Apr
16
11:30AM

Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will show you how to do that. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class code JR110


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Apr
16
1:00PM

Resume Workshop

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Class code JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 641-7086.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Apr
16
3:30PM

Publisher for Beginners

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Publisher 2010, including how to create greeting cards, calendars and brochures. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC250


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

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Apr
16
5:00PM

Interview Skills

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class code JR170


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Apr
16
5:30PM

Would You Be Ready in an Emergency?

World Cares Center will teach critical decision-making skills to prepare you to respond to a disaster or emergency that impacts you, your family or your community.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Apr
21
11:00AM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. Class code CC100


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Apr
21
1:00PM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior knowledge or skills required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. Class Code: CC100


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Apr
21
5:30PM

Resume Workshop

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Class code JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 641-7086.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Apr
23
11:30AM

Job Search Strategies

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn what us needed to start a job search, details about general and career-specific websites and how to safely find and apply for jobs online. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-641-7086. Class code JR190


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Apr
23
1:00PM

Online Job Application

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class code JR160


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Apr
23
5:00PM

Getting More From Your Google Account (Google Docs)

Learn about Google Docs, an online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor that lets you create, store and share documents and collaborate online in real time. Basic computer skills and a Gmail account are required. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class code CC240.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Apr
23
5:00PM

Social Media and the Job Search

There are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to leverage your network for a job search. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the Internet are required. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class code JR 200


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Apr
23
5:30PM

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, and Asset Protection

Noted elder law and estate planning attorneys will present strategies and consult with you on aspects of elder law, powers of attorney, estate and disability planning, and long-term care. You will learn how to gain income and avoid estate taxes while providing for heirs and charitable interests. You will also gain insights into preserving wealth and increasing lifetime income.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Apr
24
2:00PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach you the techniques and exercises that participants can practice while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required for each session. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required
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This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
28
11:00AM

Facebook

Learn how to use this social media site to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with news and leverage your network for your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer your questions. Basic computer and Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class Code: CC130.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Apr
28
1:00PM

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network and access knowledge, insights and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use LinkedIn to look for employment, network and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class Code: JR210


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Apr
28
5:30PM

Interview Skills

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class Code: JR170


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Apr
30
11:30AM

Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills but also be able to market those skills to potential employers. This workshop will show you how to do that. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class Code: JR110


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Apr
30
1:00PM

Resume Workshop

Make your resume the best it can be! Participants will learn about how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call 718-641-7086. Class Code: JR130


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Apr
30
5:00PM

Interview Skills

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class Code: JR170


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
5
1:00PM

Introduction to Internet

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the internet. Topics covered include; terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718 641-7086. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
5
5:30PM

Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will show you how to do that. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class code JR110


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
7
11:30AM

Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will show you how to do that. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class code JR110


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
7
1:00PM

Resume Workshop

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Class code JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 641-7086.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
7
3:30PM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. Class code CC100


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
7
5:00PM

Interview Skills

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class code JR170


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
8
4:30PM

Create Your Own Jewelry Box: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

Don't throw away that chocolate box yet! Phyllis Ger demonstrates how to transform found materials into a beautifully-styled jewelry box.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

May
12
5:30PM

Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will show you how to do that. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class code JR110


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
14
11:30AM

Job Search Strategies

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn what us needed to start a job search, details about general and career-specific websites and how to safely find and apply for jobs online. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-641-7086. Class code JR190


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
14
1:00PM

Cover Letters

Make your cover letter the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started; types of cover letters; what to include and not include; tips for making a cover letter stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-641-7086. Class code JR150


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
14
5:00PM

Online Job Application

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class code JR160


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
19
11:00AM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. Class code CC100


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
19
1:00PM

Introduction to Internet

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the internet. Topics covered include; terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718 641-7086. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
19
5:30PM

Resume Workshop

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Class code JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 641-7086.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
21
11:30AM

Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will show you how to do that. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class code JR110


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
21
1:00PM

Resume Workshop

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Class code JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 641-7086.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
21
3:30PM

Publisher for Beginners

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Publisher 2010, including how to create greeting cards, calendars and brochures. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC250


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
21
5:00PM

Interview Skills

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class code JR170


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
28
11:30AM

Job Search Strategies

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn what us needed to start a job search, details about general and career-specific websites and how to safely find and apply for jobs online. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-641-7086. Class code JR190


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
28
1:00PM

Online Job Application

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class code JR160


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

May
28
5:00PM

Social Media and the Job Search

There are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to leverage your network for a job search. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the Internet are required. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information. Class code JR 200


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Jun
2
1:00PM

Introduction to Internet

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the internet. Topics covered include; terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718 641-7086. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Jun
4
3:30PM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. Class code CC100


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Jun
16
11:00AM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. Class code CC100


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Jun
16
1:00PM

Introduction to Internet

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the internet. Topics covered include; terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718 641-7086. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Jun
30
11:00AM

Facebook

Learn how you can use social media site Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news and leverage your network for your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer questions about it. Basic computer knowledge, Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Jun
30
11:00AM

Twitter

Learn about Twitter, an online social networking service that allows you to connect instantly to what's most important to you. You’ll learn how you can “follow” your friends, experts and favorite celebrities and receive breaking news, job posting notifications and more. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Jun
30
1:00PM

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network and access knowledge, insights and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use it to look for employment, network and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class code JR210.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Jun
30
5:30PM

Resume Workshop

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Class code JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 641-7086.


Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Howard Beach Community Library has:

  • 6 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Howard Beach Community Library include:

  • Italian(including VHS & DVDs)
  • Spanish (including VHS & DVDs)

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Howard Beach Community Library include:

  • Careers
  • Black Experience
  • Dummies Books
  • Mind and Body
  • Test Prep
  • Computers
  • Parenting

 

 

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Howard Beach Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 641-7086 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Reach for the Stars
156-18 96th Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 845-1429
Lynn Boutureria
158-03 82nd Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 843-0845
Donna Hovi
160-41 99th Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 925-1303
Caroline Guerra
155-25 78 Street, #1st Floor
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 845-3298
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 10
115-01 Lefferts Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 843-4488
fax: (718) 738-1184
  

Community Organizations & Services
Ozone-Howard Chamber of commerce
P.O. Box 58
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 835-9482
  

Fire Department
FDNY - Engine 331 Ladder 173|
158-57 Cross Bay Blvd.
Howard Beach NY , 11414
  

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164 Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Park Strip
S. Conduit Ave. & 88 Street
Spring Creek Park Addition
157th Drive, 158th Avenue, Sheridan Street
PS 207 (Walter Ward Playground)
88 & 89 Sts & 160 Avenue
PS 232 (Harold Schneiderman Playground)
155 Avenue & 83rd Street
  

Police Department
106th Precinct
103-53 101st Street
Ozone Park NY , 11414
phone: (718) 845-2211
  

Post Office
Howard Beach Post Office
160-50 Crossbay Blvd
Howard Beach NY , 11414-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
Station B Post Office
102-12 159th Ave
Howard Beach NY , 11414-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
 

Private / Parochial Schools
Our Lady of Grace
158-20 101 Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414-0114
phone: (718) 848-7440
Saint Helen Elementary School
155-55 Crossbay Boulevard
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 217-4242
fax: (718) 641-8290
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 146 Howard Beach
98-01 159 Avenue
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 843-4880
fax: (718) 641-0901
PS 207 Rockwood Park
159-15 88 Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 848-2700
fax: (718) 848-4226
PS 232 Lindenwood
153-23 83 Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 848-9247
fax: (718) 738-8505

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 202 Robert H. Goddard
138-30 Lafayette Street
Ozone Park NY , 11414
phone: (718) 848-0001
fax: (718) 848-8082
  

Senior Centers
Howard Beach Senior Center
156-45 84 Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 738-8100
Our Lady of Grace
158-50 101 Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 845-6635
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Eric Ulrich
eulrich@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 93-06 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY, 11416
phone: (718) 738-1083
fax: (718) 738-1918
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1555
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7069
NYS Assembly
Hon. Phillip Goldfeder
GoldfederP@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 214 Beach 96th Street
Rockaway Beach NY, 11693
phone: (718) 945-9550
fax: (718) 945-9549
Albany Office LOB, Room 834
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4292
fax: (518) 455-4723
NYS Senate
Hon. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
addabbo@nysenate.gov
District Office 159-53 102nd Street
Howard Beach NY, 11414
phone: (718) 738-1111
fax: (718) 322-5760
Albany Office Room 613, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2322
fax: (518) 426-6875
US Congress
Hon. Hakeem Jeffries
District Office 55 Hanson Place, Suite 603
Brooklyn NY, 11217
phone: (718) 237-2211
fax: (718) 237-2273
Legislative Office 1339 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-5936
fax: (202) 225-1018
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Howard Beach’s earliest inhabitants were Canarsie and Rockaway Indians, and, later, English settlers, all attracted to rich fishing sites at Hawtree Creek and Jamaica Bay. The area was called Remsen’s Landing during the 1770’s, after Col. Jeramus Remsen, its largest landowner and a Revolutionary War Regiment leader.

By 1900, Howard Beach earned the nickname “The Venice of Long Island” for its many waterways, and the name “Ramblersville” was adopted by residents along Hawtree Creek when a visitor remarked about the charm of the sleepy fishing village. The community takes its present name from a Brooklyn glove manufacturer, William J. Howard, who operated a goat farm near Aqueduct as a source of skins for his business, and who opened a hotel and cottage community around the turn of the century. “Hotel Howard” became popular with the rich and famous, and boasted a pier that stretched two thousand feet into Jamaica Bay. Though the resort was destroyed by fire in 1907, Mr. Howard went on to develop land in the area, and the first model home of “Howard Estates” opened in 1913.

The extension of the New York City subway system, completion of a sewer line, and the opening of Aqueduct Racetrack spurred a housing boom, generating a cluster of small developments, such as West Hamilton Beach, Lindenwood, and Rockwood Park, which comprise modern Howard Beach, an amalgam of private homes, cooperative housing, condominiums, and garden apartments. Cross Bay Boulevard is a vigorous and bustling commercial strip. The population is largely Italian-American and Jewish-American.

Library services to the Howard Beach community were provided by Bookmobile until April, 1963, when a rented storefront was opened at 155-12 Cross Bay Boulevard, the Library system’s 52nd neighborhood branch. In 1979, services were moved to the present location, a city-owned building at 92-06 156 Avenue.

Sources:

Jackson, Kenneth T., ed. Encyclopedia of New York City

Ranft, Richard. “History of Howard Beach”, Queens Forum, June 13, 1997


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