is a community in the New York City borough (New York City)
. It is the northeast corner of Queens, 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
Little Neck is home to the busiest of approximately a dozen remaining railway grade crossings in New York City.
Littleneck (or little neck) clams live in the sound, but are not named for this area. They are the smallest size of quahog clams.
Bayside 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 This is a school for the gifted with 900 students.