Venice of Long Island

Historic Howard Beach
Historic Howard Beach
News Terence M. Cullen 10/27/2012 at 10:20AM

Famous for its waterways, Howard Beach has been known since the early 1900s as the “Venice of Long Island.” The land that makes up the neighborhood today was originally settled by the Canarsie and Rockaway Native Americans, and later attracted English settlers for its fishing sites — particularly by Hawtree Creek and Jamaica Bay. William [...]