NYC Honorary Street Names


Matinecock Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of Northern Boulevard and Marathon Parkway
Honoree: The Matinecock Indians were a branch of the Algonquin Nation who once lived in villages throughout wht is now northern Queens and Nassau County. In 1656 the last of the Matinecock tribe was driven from Douglaston and Little Neck. In the 1930s, Matinecock graves were discovered at Northern Boulevard and the remains were re-buried in the cemetery of Zion Episcopal Church. The documentary, “The Lost Spirits”, created by Matinecock descendent Eric MaryEa, tells the history of the tribe. (Vallone)

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