Old Howard Beach is a section of Howard Beach, in the New York City borough of Queens, that lies between Shellbank Basin and Hawtree Creek, to the west of Cross Bay Boulevard. Colemans Square and Charles Park are located in Old Howard Beach. It's referred to as Old Howard Beach since it's the original place in which area founder William Howard built the area's first houses. Old Howard Beach consists of many different types of houses. Those located near the former Howard Park hospital are mainly upscale detached two-family homes, while the areas near Colemans Square, Charles Park, and Shelbank Basin contain primarily single-family homes. This is in contrast with New Howard Beach where all houses are single-family dwellings. In the 1990s and 2000s older houses in the neighborhood have been torn down and replaced with more upscale housing, much like New Howard Beach, although at a much slower rate. The Q11 bus line serves the neighborhood.
Coordinates: 40°39′21.82″N 73°50′4.27″W / 40.6560611°N 73.8345194°W