There's an article in the Long Island section of today's NY Times that discusses the border between Queens and Nassau County. The last paragraph mentions the border that lies between Far Rockaway (Queens), and Lawrence (Nassau). Both neighborhoods are part of the greater community of the Five Towns/Far Rockaway area (which is my community). In my opinion, however, the piece gets it wrong:
The first few blocks of Far Rockaway west of Beach 9th Street are becoming "visually and ethnically similar to Lawrence," Professor Caro said, as orthodox Jewish families move into the large single-family homes there.I think precisely the reverse is true. Far Rockaway has been heavily Orthodox for decades. If anything, the shift has really occured in Lawrence, where the residents have become increasingly homogeneously Orthodox as more and more of the original non-Orthodox or Modern Orthodox owners sell to buyers from Brooklyn and Queens. Personally, I think the sentence in the article should have read "the Westernmost part of Lawrence is becoming visually and ethnically similar to Far Rockaway". That's certainly a more correct statement.
The neighborhood is still Queens, but it seems to belong more and more to Long Island; people have even begun calling it West Lawrence.