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Heading south bring us into the hood known as Oakland Gardens. It goes from Northern Blvd (NY 25A) to the GCP between the Clearview Expwy (I-295) and Cross Island Pkwy. This hood is mostly residential. It was originally settled by the Mattinecock Indians, who were known to harvest for shellfish. In 1673, the Thomas Foster lead the English colonization of this area after a grant by King Charles I. In 1872, the Central RR of LI was completed and had a stop known as Frankinston, but this route was ended in 1879. Hollis Hills was formed as a result of this line. In 1896, the Oakland Golf Club set up its course for residents of this region. In 1908, William Vanderbuilt errected the LIMP and had charged tolls on this privately built highway, but it was stopped in the 1930's by Robert Moses in favor of the LIE, which is what he wanted. In the 1960's, NYC bought the golf course and replaced it with houses and apartments as well as some clinics, and called the hood Oakland Gardens. There isn't too much to see, though Queensborough CC is located here. Alley Pond Pk is a major park for this area. You can get here by taking the Q12, Q13, Q27, Q30, Q31, Q46, Q75, Q88, N21, N22, and X32 buses. Here is what you will find in Oakland Gardens.













































































































 
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