“Van Nostrand” was formerly a big name in Little Neck — the Little Neck Theater at Northern Boulevard and 254th Street, ankd the still-standing house in back of it on Pembroke Avenue, stand on land formerly belonging to 19th Century landowner William Van Nostrand, who also helped institute the Little Neck National Bank, which occupied a Moderne structure at Northern Blvd. and Little Neck Parkway that currently houses a branch of Chase.

Another reminder of Van Nostrand can be found in an L-shaped semiprivate alley, Van Nostrand Court, which runs from West End Drive to Glenwood Street south of Pembroke (yes, names tend to dominate instead of numbers near the Nassau County line). ┬áIt’s one of those streets that show up on Google maps but not the print versions.


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One Response to VAN NOSTRAND COURT, Little Neck

  1. Wallis says:

    Any relation to famous dermatologist Dr. Martin Van Nostrand?

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