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Heading southeast brings us into the hood known as Bay Terr. It goes from 26th Ave to Little Bay between Utopia Pkwy and Little Neck Bay. This hood is mostly residential. Originally, it was first settled by William Kieft, who was the governor of New Netherlands until it was sold to the English colonists in the 1600's. Abraham Bell was known for having his farm here throughout the 1700's. In 1798, it was decided that the area would be named Bay Side after how it lead to what's now Alley Creek. In 1862, Ft Totten, which didn't get its name until 1898, had been located off the area as a millitary base that was originally owned by the Willets. It wasn't until the 1950's, when Bay Terr got its own identity from Bayside after having its own housing development and shopping center. In 1954, nike air missles were placed at Ft Totten as a holding facility for them. In 1961, the Thorgs Neck Br was built to connect to The Bronx, and was given the Clearview Expwy (I-295), which divided the area. There isn't too much to see here except for the NYS Military Museum over at the fort, otherwise, it is like any other place in its location. If you are into the local history that even the Queens Historical Society, then there is the Bayside Historical Society. Clearview Pk offers a golf course for locals. You can get here by taking the Q13, Q16, Q28, and X32 buses. Here is what you will find in Bay Terr.













































































 
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