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Little Neck is an upper middle class neighborhood of Queens, New York City, 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 busy Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), and thus Little Neck is home to the busiest of approximately a dozen remaining railway grade crossings in New York City. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 11.

 

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. Eventually, the term “littleneck” or “littleneck clam” came to be used as a size category for all hard clams, regardless of origin.

 

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.

 

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, which serves about 900 students.

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