Where Is Typical Long Island? Great Neck?

Since we promote a WebSite on the Long Island Railroad, we are always interested in promoting Long Island. Then we found an old picture of downtown Great Neck. The railroad station is near here on Middle Neck Road and Station Plaza at Great Neck Road, 1/4 mile North of Route 25A.

Great Neck is a region on Long Island that covers a peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island, which includes the villages of Great Neck, Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, and others, as well as an area south of the peninsula near Lake Success and the border territory of Queens. The incorporated village of Great Neck had a population of 9,989 at the 2010 census, while the larger Great Neck area comprises a residential community of some 40,000 people in nine villages and hamlets in the town of North Hempstead, of which Great Neck is the northwestern quadrant.

It is, like much of Long Island, a “bedroom community” for people who work in New York. So they very much depend on the railroad. Not a huge comlmute. Only 15.7 miles to Penn Station.