Profile for Broad Channel, New York, NY
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Broad Channel is a neighborhood of Queens
. Elevation is 3 feet.
The neighborhood is an inhabited island in Jamaica Bay
During Prohibition, the island prospered as an out-of-the-way haven for rumrunners and speakeasies.
Development was spurred by construction of the Cross Bay Boulevard in 1924.
Some houses here are built on stilts in the water.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Gateway National Recreation Area
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
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