Black Vs. White in Howard Beach

White in Howard Beach A racist attack in a quiet corner of New York City causes a furor

The people of Howard Beach, Queens, have always been proud that their neighborhood is set apart, insulated from the rest of New York City. A close- knit community of modest row houses and trim gardens, it is bordered by Jamaica Bay to the south, Spring Creek Park to the west, Kennedy Airport to the east and a highway to the north. Along Cross Bay Boulevard, the community's main artery, clam bars and pizza parlors contend for local business, while above the street sea gulls lazily flap their wings. Most of Howard Beach's inhabitants are Italians, and its older section feels more...

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