Hamilton Beach and Howard Beach Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"When Hamilton Beach made the news as one of the places hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, it was the first time that many people had heard of the neighborhood. Hamilton Beach lies amid basins and channels of Jamaica Bay, abutting train tracks and John F. Kennedy International Airport. Despite its proximity to all those comings and goings, Hamilton Beach has been relatively untouched by the outside world, i.e., urbanization. Pictures in a 1908 newspaper profile of this “quaint creekside settlement” show scenes that don’t look that much different today. Eventually it became part of Howard Beach, and today many nonresidents are unfamiliar with the distinctions among communities within Howard Beach. This walk visits the two east of Cross Bay Blvd., Hamilton Beach and so-called Old Howard Beach. It’s a route designed primarily to take you into far-off corners of New York City and showcase a lesser-trod stretch of NYC’s waterfront."