Abandoned home in Howard Beach cleaned up


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

After Superstorm Sandy hit, many houses in Howard Beach were destroyed, leaving homeowners who couldn’t pay for the repairs in a bind. Now, some of those homes sit in the same condition they were in after the storm, abandoned and deteriorating.

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Man writes book recalling his near-death Howard Beach crash


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Photo courtesy of Joe Parenti

It was winter 1988, and Joe Parenti was 23 years old, driving home after filling up his gas tank, when he was blindsided by a stolen car going 80 mph at 162nd Avenue and 91st Street.

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New routes proposed in Howard Beach, Ozone Park for Jamaica Bay Greenway


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

Howard Beach and Ozone Park will be home to new bike routes on the Jamaica Bay Greenway, according to the Department of Transportation.

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New ‘Welcome to Howard Beach’ sign donated by local organization


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Photo courtesy of Paul Ohana/ ADP USA

The old and beaten up Howard Beach welcome sign, located in the welcome triangle on Cross Bay Boulevard and 155th Avenue, will soon be replaced by a brand-new one, thanks to a donation by the Howard Beach Memorial Services.

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Sandy-stricken trees to be cut down in Howard Beach


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THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

Dead trees are a common sight in Howard Beach — a constant reminder of the devastation the neighborhood faced nearly two years ago when Hurricane Sandy ripped its way through the area.

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Howard Beach COP car gets tire slashed


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Photos courtesy of Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson, founder of the Howard Beach Civilian Observation Patrol, was on watch Wednesday night and was getting a great response from his neighbors about his work. But the next morning when he checked up on his patrol car he noticed a slash in one of its tires.

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Howard Beach COP starts patrol


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Photo courtesy of Joe Thompson

Howard Beach and its surrounding neighborhoods have added another set of eyes on the street as the Civilian Observation Patrol officially started their watch on August 19.

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