Neighborhood Highlights

Matinecoc Burying Ground

Members of the Matinecoc Tribe settled in Little Neck and established a burying ground along the north side of the main highway, then called Broadway, between 251st and 252nd Streets in what is now Little Neck. In 1931 when the boulevard was widened, the cemetery protruded out into the roadway. The city obtained permission to remove the remains of the Indians interred in this graveyard and to reinter them in a special plot in Zion Churchyard, in order to straighten the highway.