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A residential street in Little Neck
Little Neck is a community in the northeast corner of Queens Countymarker, bordered on the north by Little Neck Baymarker and on the east by Great Neckmarker in Nassau Countymarker. 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 Douglastonmarker. The Little Neckmarker 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.

Little Neck is home to the busiest of approximately a dozen remaining railway grade crossing in New York City.

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.


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 Citymarker. 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. 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 safest neighborhoods in New York City. Crime is rarely reported.

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