The Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens is located in the southwestern part of the borough. The Belt Parkway and Conduit Avenue in Ozone Park from its northern border, Jamaica Bay in Broad Channel forms its southern border, 102nd Street and 104th Street from its eastern border, and 75th Street borders East New York, Brooklyn.
Like many New York City neighborhoods, Howard Beach is composed of several smaller neighborhoods – Howard Beach, Old Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach, Ramblersville, Spring Park, Rockwood Park, Lindenwood, and Howard Park. The Howard Beach proper is a small peninsula bounded by the Belt Parkway and Conduit Avenue on the north, Jamaica Bay on the south, Hawtree Creek on the east, which separates it from Hamilton Beach, and Shellbank Basin on the west, which separates it from Cross Bay Boulevard.
Howard Beach’s main commercial strip is Cross Bay Boulevard; after Ozone Park it becomes Woodhaven Boulevard. Entertainment venues on Cross Bay Boulevard, such as the Kiddie-Park and Cross-Bay Lanes, were popular until their collapse in the 1970s and 1980s. The Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge carries the boulevard over Jamaica Bay, connecting mainland Queens to Broad Channel.
Bernard Coleman Memorial Square (colloquially known as Coleman Square) is a small plaza near the Howard Beach – JFK Airport station. A memorial was erected here to servicemen from Howard Beach who died in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Formerly the Long Island Rail Road station on the Rockaway Beach Branch, the Howard Beach–JFK Airport station on the New York City Subway’s IND Rockaway Line (A train) used to serve the airport. The station provides a connection between the A train and Howard Beach JFK AirTrain route.
The neighborhood is served by the Q11, Q21, Q41, Q52 SBS, and Q53 SBS routes operated by MTA Bus Company. The QM15, QM16, QM17, and QM18 express buses are also available.
Howard Beach Coordinates: 40.658°N 73.84°W