At the far northeastern corner of the borough on the other side of Little Neck Bay and the Cross Island Parkway, is a neighborhood that would seem to be more akin to neighboring Nassau County but instead stays true to the eclectic character of Queens' housing stock. Although Little Neck does not offer much in the way of high-end residential towers or social housing projects, there is still a rich variety of architectural styles and scales among the low-rise housing consisting of detached, semi-detached, and row housing. The neighborhood was founded as a fishing village surrounding the harbor and became famous at the end of the 19th century for the eponymous small hard clams (littleneck clams) it harvested and were served at the finest restaurants in Manhattan and several European capital cities. Grand Central Parkway defines its southern edge, Udall's Cove Park and the Douglaston Parkway its western, and Great Neck (Long Island) is to the east.

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Little Neck