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Heading east brings us into the hood known as Douglaston. It goes from the GCP to Udall's Cove between 247th St and the Cross Island Pkwy with Little Neck Bay. This hood is mostly residential. It was originally home to the Matinecock Indians, who have been known for fishing. Although Dutch settlers have been around here for some time, it wasn't until 1656, when Thomas Hicks made a permanent settlement here and called it Little Madams Neck. In 1673, Thomas Foster had built mills as well as other wealthy merchants at Alley Creek. In 1790, George Washington was known to go tour through Alley Creek when he was in LI. In 1796, it was passed over to Thomas Wickes until he gave it to Wyant Van Zandt in 1819. In 1835, George Douglas had bought the amount of land that Van Zandt owned to create a community. In 1866, the Flushing & North Side RR built a station here and used the name Douglaston, which became the official name. In the early 1900's, Rickert-Finlay Realty Co had purchased the family holdings of the Douglases to build even more houses. In 1927, the Douglaston Golf Course was founded, but it was originally private until it was opened to the public in the 1960's. Douglaston more resembles its neighbors in Nassau County than as those in NYC. You can get here by taking the Pt Washington Branch of the LIRR to the Douglaston Station. Here is what you will find in Douglaston.


















































































































 
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