Broad Channel

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Broad Channel is considered a small town in the big city. From its houses perched on stilts over the waters of Jamaica Bay to pairs of mute swans swimming across the waters of a popular beach of yesteryear, it is hard to believe Broad Channel lies within the boundaries of New York City. The only inhabited island in Jamaica Bay, it arose from the area known as Big Egg Marsh on navigational charts. It began as a fishermen's haven and grew into a summer vacation playground with fine hotels. During Prohibition, with bootleg liquor easily smuggled by boat, the isolated island became known as a rumrunner's paradise and became home to several speakeasies. Through vintage images, Broad Channel explores the area's boardwalks and unpaved roads to celebrate the community's rich history.
ISBN: 9780738555225
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Liz Guarino writes “Broad Channel Bits,” a community column for the Wave, and is the editor of the Channel News, a publication of the Broad Channel Civic Association. Dan Guarino does extensive publicity writing for the nonprofit Rockaway Artists Alliance. He is an exhibiting photographer, and his photographic stories and writing have appeared in many local papers.
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