From Little Neck Patch:
Ready to set the record straight was Kathleen McGrath, an amateur Queens historian and self-proclaimed expert.
"Horace J. Harding was an affluent financier and director of the New York Municipal Railways System. But he was also an ardent supporter of Robert Moses’ 'great parkway' plan who used his influence to petition for a highway from Queens Boulevard out to Shelter Rock in Nassau County," McGrath said.
Though McGrath was quick to speculate that Harding had ulterior motives—aside from public interest—behind promoting the construction of the road which now bares his name.
"He was a big golfer and wanted to build a road that would provide better access to the Oakland Country Club where he was a member," she said.