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Howard Beach is a residential neighborhood located in the southwest section of Queens, New York. The main commercial corridor runs along the eastern border of the neighborhood and many shops, restaurants, and services lie along this thoroughfare. Residents on the eastern side of Howard's Beach can easily reach services on foot, however, west side residents have a bit of a jaunt to reach businesses located in the area. 


The weather in Queens is usually congenial for on-foot travel with warm, sometimes rainy, springs, hot, humid summers, and relatively warm, dry autumns with beautiful fall colors. Winter can be wet and chilly although this coastal location rarely sees snow or below freezing temperatures for very long due to the moderating influence of the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricanes and winter storms are possible, however, and you will want to avoid walking with your dog when inclement winter weather rears its ugly head.

Terrain in Howard Beach
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
Mostly Artificial
Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
Hilly

The terrain in Howard Beach is relatively flat and streets are laid out in a grid pattern, so it is easy to navigate the area on foot. Most of the area is residential with upper-middle-class homes spaced close together by most standards, but not for densely populated New York! The region is comprised of several smaller neighborhoods including Howard Beach, Old Howard Beach, Ramblersville, Howard Park, and Hamilton Beach. Jamaica Bay is situated on the southern border and Shellbank Basin extends northward. Marinas are located along the waterway with small pleasure craft and the region's commercial corridor runs alongside this basin. 

This street is a multi-lane divided roadway with lots of traffic and activity. Residents can access services here if they are walking with their dogs in this region keep but should keep their pups leashed and safe. The Belt Parkway borders the area on the north and impedes pedestrian traffic in that direction.

Greenways in Howard Beach
4 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Howard Beach have an average of:
2 Greenways
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Spring Creek Park borders the neighborhood on the southwest and is located on Jamaica Bay. The park provides 54 acres of natural parkland and greenways for walking with your dog.

 

Spring Creek South consists of natural trees, marshlands, and wetlands with two pedestrian paths running through it. Spring Creek North contains an old creek bed and Ralph's Creek which feeds old Mill Creek and is a natural preserve that is inaccessible to the public. 


Gateway Centre Parkland contains 31 accessible acres that includes a man-made wetland and a cricket pitch. A greenway for cyclists and pedestrians runs through the park and around the cricket pitch. Charles Memorial Park is also located along Jamaica Bay and provides recreational areas, athletic fields, basketball, and tennis courts. A biking and hiking path is a great place to walk with your pup and take in this waterfront park while watching the planes take off and land from JFK airport.

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