Heading east brings us into the hood known as Little Neck. It goes from the GCP to Udall's Cove between 247th St and the Nassau County line. This hood is mostly residnetial. It was originally home to the Matinecock Indians until the Dutch settlers came here for the fish. Thomas Hicks settled here and called the peninsula Little Madam's Neck in 1656. In 1796, Thomas Wickes took over the peninsula and had it until he gave to William Van Zandt in 1819. In 1870, the Flushing and North Side RR was built with a station that shortends the name to just Little Neck. Much of the developement came durring the 1900's, though it was residential after the industrial pollution that was said to be fatal. In the postwar era, Little Neck mostly became a middle class area and still maintained its small town feel. It is even more of a world away from the rest of NYC with the fact that its LIRR is at grade level when most of this was dissallowed by tranportation laws to prevent accidents with vehicular traffic. Please do not confuse this hood with Great Neck, which broke apart from Queens in 1898 to be part of Nassau County in protest to being part of NYC, though they are very similar to each other. You can get here by taking the Pt Washington branch of the LIRR to the Little Neck Station. Here is what you will find in Little Neck.