Broad Channel Through Time by Dan Guarino traces the story of the unique, close-knit community, residing on the last inhabited island in New York City's Jamaica Bay.
Variously known as "The Venice of New York," "Little Cuba," "The Small Town in the Big City," and "The Little Town that fought City Hall… and Won!" Broad Channel is a place where the past is never far from the present day.
Through both vintage and new photographs and information filled text, Broad Channel Through Time explores the vivid and surprising past of the Queens, New York neighborhood that boasted houses on stilts, hotels, dance halls, nightclubs, cabarets, boat races, an outdoor movie theater, an air strip and, during Prohibition, speakeasies and rumrunners.
Turn a corner and you will see what is different about Broad Channel and what has remained surprisingly the same.
You will also meet its people, past and present, who have made Broad Channel the one-of-a-kind place it is today.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Dan Guarino was born and raised in Queens, New York. A lifelong writer in a variety of genres, he started as Associate Editor of The Wave, an award winning local Rockaway/Broad Cannel newspaper, just after surviving Hurricane Sandy in 2012. A photographer/visual artist, his work has appeared in over three dozen exhibitions. He is also a musician/singer and performing artist, and President of the Rockaway Artists Alliance. With his late wife, Liz Guarino, he co-authored Images of America: Broad Channel, the first published book about the island community. Today Dan cherishes Broad Channel as his home and holds a special place for the Rockaways.