Howard Beach

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Zavza Seal is an experienced general contracting firm with a passion for delivering excellence. Serving Long Island communities including Suffolk, Nassau, Brooklyn, and Queens. We are a one-stop shop construction company that specializes in waterproofing, and insulation along with foundation waterproofing services.

Our Expertise Include:

Waterproofing Services

  • Waterproofing parking structures
  • Concrete commercial roofs

Insulation Services

  • Batt insulation
  • Rolled or reflective insulation
  • Blown in insulation
  • Spray foam insulation

If you are considering any type of solution for foundation waterproofing or insulation services, we are here to help and can provide valuable, time-saving advice.

Get to know Howard Beach

If you are looking for a peaceful and serene neighborhood to raise a family, Howard Beach fits that description perfectly. Not only because the schools brim with top-level education but because the community is safe and there is so much to do in the area.

The area houses lots of recreational activities and outdoor sports with parks that younger kids particularly enjoy. So this does not come as a surprise that the neighborhood is fundamentally known as a family neighborhood among others.

One of the most attractive aspects of the area is that it takes a little of the hustle of a city, the innovation of a suburb, and the calm of the seaside to make it what it is. But what tops is the waterfront charm of the area: with many houses facing the majestic waters. Many people own their homes in the neighborhood and avail of the services of Zavza Seal: a service-providing company that insulates and waterproofs houses against the devastating effects of rain and outside elements.

While there are many things recreational most of this recreation is found around the water of the area. The locals and tourists all enjoy sailing, fishing, and crabbing.

Attractions of Howard Beach

There are tons of things to do at Howard beach and sites to see. From delicious eateries to sprawling parks and busy shopping areas, the neighborhood is not short of anything. Some of the top favorites include:

  • Charles Memorial Park
  • CMA Sports Cards and Memorabilia
  • Karen Ann Charters
  • Hookah On the Bay
  • EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals and Tours

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Howard Beach History & Culture

Howard Beach was established in 1897 by William J. Howard, a Brooklyn glove manufacturer who operated a 150-acre (0.61 km²) goat farm on meadow land near Aqueduct Racetrack as a source of skin for kid gloves. In 1897, he bought more land and filled it in and the following year, built 18 cottages and opened a hotel near the water, which he operated until it was destroyed by fire in October 1907. He gradually bought more land and formed the Howard Estates Development Company in 1909. He dredged and filled the land until he was able to accumulate 500 acres (2 km²) by 1914. He laid out several streets, water mains and gas mains, and built 35 houses that were priced in the $2,500–$5,000 range.

The Long Island Rail Road established a station named Ramblersville in 1905 and a Post Office by the same name opened soon thereafter. A casino, beach, and fishing pier were added in 1915 and the name of the neighborhood was changed to Howard Beach on April 6, 1916. Development continued and ownership was expanded to a group of investors who sold lots for about $690 each starting in 1922. Development, however, was limited to the areas east of Cross Bay Boulevard near the LIRR station now known as Bernard Coleman Memorial Square (then Lilly Place). The rest of Howard Beach consisted of empty marsh land except for the area to the south of Coleman Square, centered around Russell St. and 102nd St., which consisted of many small fishing bungalows that dotted alongside Hawtree Creek and Jamaica Bay. This area of Howard Beach would retain the name “Ramblersville.” Despite its close proximity to the Howard Beach station at Coleman Square, the LIRR would establish a station a quarter of a mile south down the line at Hamilton Beach in 1919.

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