Heading east brings us into the hood known as Bayside. It goes from Northern Blvd (NY 25A) to 26th Ave between the Clearview Expwy (I-295) and Little Neck Bay with the Cross Island Pkwy. This hood is mostly residential. It was first inhabited by the Matinecock Indians, which goes back to 2000 BC. In the 1600's, Willem Kieft granted the land to the English. It was mostly farmland throughout the 1700's. In 1798, it was given the name Bay Side, and it was changed to a single word in the 1850's. In 1866, the Flushing & North Side RR was made and gave it a station, which was later on absorbed into the LIRR. Bayside became home to a number of rich families in the 1900's. Unfortunately, the postwar era had a lot of them leave and the homes became filled with Chinese, Italian, Korean, Irish, Hispanic, Russian, Greek, and Jewish residents living here. Bayside probably shares its identiy more with the bordering towns in Nassau County than it is part of NYC as a number of other Queens hoods in this region. You can get here by taking the Pt Washington Branch of the LIRR to the Bayside Station. Here is what you will find in Bayside.