The iconic Howard Beach pizzeria, New Park Pizza, was reportedly vandalized early Friday morning.
In 1987, Charles Hynes was vacationing upstate when he received word he would be the chief prosecutor in the trial of a racially motivated slaying of a 23-year-old African-American man in the Howard Beach section of Queens. “I was watching a TV news special in the library of this hotel,” Hynes recalled. “And I saw [...]
Twenty-five years after escalating racial tensions in Howard Beach thrust the neighborhood into infamy, residents and local leaders alike say the “tight community” has changed for the better. On December 20, 1986, Howard Beach emerged into the spotlight when a gang of white teens — waving bats and bellowing racial slurs — brutally beat three [...]