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A residential street in Little Neck

Little Neck is a community in the northeast corner of Queens County, bordered on the north by Little Neck Bay and on the east by Great Neck in Nassau County. Due to this proximity to Nassau, Little Neck remains one of the most suburban-looking areas in New York City. The southern border is the Grand Central Parkway, and to the west is Douglaston. The Little Neck station is the easternmost New York City station on the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 11.[1]

Little Neck is home to the busiest of approximately a dozen remaining railway grade crossings in New York City.[2]

From the 1860s through the 1890s, small hard clams (quahogs) from Little Neck Bay were served in the best restaurants of New York and several European capitals.[3] Eventually, the term "littleneck" or "littleneck clam" came to be used as a size category for all hard clams, regardless of origin.[4][5]



PS 94 on Little Neck Parkway

Little Neck is part of the New York City Department of Education's district 26, the highest performing school district for grades K-9 in all of New York City. The district includes 20 elementary schools and 5 middle schools.[6]

Little Neck is home to PS 94 David D. Porter, PS 221 North Hills, and PS 811 (a multiple handicap school, formerly known as PS 187, or the Marathon School). It is also home to Louis Pasteur Middle School 67Q. This is a school with 900 students.


White 71.1%, Asian 23.8%, Hispanic 6.8%, Black 1.1%, Other 1.9% and Two or more races 1.9%. Little Neck is known to be one of the good neighborhoods in New York City. Crime is rarely reported.

Notable residents


  1. ^ Queens Community Boards, New York City. Accessed September 3, 2007.
  2. ^ Perilous Crossings, accessed November 27, 2006
  3. ^ Queens Borough Library Douglaston/Little Neck Branch Community Info
  4. ^ "littleneck" Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary retrieved on 2009-05-05.
  5. ^ "littleneck" Webster's New World College Dictionary retrieved from on 2009-05-05.
  6. ^ Roleke, Krissy. "Bayside, NY: Queens Neighborhood Profile for Bayside", Accessed July 15, 2006.
  7. ^ Late Show with David Letterman Cast bio: Alan Kalter, accessed December 10, 2006
  8. ^ George Tenet is welcome back home in Little Neck, Times Ledger, June 10, 2004

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