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In the early 19th century, steamboats offered service from New York City to this destination on the North Shore of Long Island. Once the railroad was extended into Glen Cove in the 1860s, the Long Island Sound and the area’s rolling hills and views attracted wealthy families, including J.P. Morgan, Frank W. Woolworth and Charles Pratt. Their expansive mansions remain as historic architecture and as attractions, with the Platt Manor now serving as a local hotel and convention center.

Local Area Information

Glen Cove is one of the only two cities in Nassau County and all of Long Island, New York, the other being the City of Long Beach on the barrier island across from Long Island’s South Shore. Almost directly opposite Long Beach on the North Shore lies Glen Cove, one of the communities along the Gold Coast that gained renown when several affluent New York City families built their large country homes and manors in the 1920s.

Glen Cove shares land borders with Locust Valley and the villages of Lattingtown and Matinecock on the east, Glen Head on the south and Sea Cliff Village on the southwest. Surrounding the city are the waters of Hempstead Harbor on the west and the Long Island Sound on the north. It is sister cities with Sturno, Italy, whence many immigrants came before moving to this area in the 20th century.

Besides single-family homes, which are mainly colonials, ranches and dormered capes on quarter-acre or larger lots, residential areas also contain over 60 multifamily housing developments composed of condos, co-ops and townhouses, some of which are in gated communities such as Lattingtown Ponds and Sea Isle Landing, both offering waterfront homes with beautiful water views. There are also rentals, luxury homes with pools, new constructions and 55+ communities, including The Beacon at Garvies Point and Breton Hills.

The Glen Cove, NY 11542 ZIP code is home to a population of just over 28,000, mostly affluent and well established professional and executive families. Over the years, a variety of eminent people have called Glen Cove their home, including entertainers Ashanti Douglas, Billy Joel and Mel Gibson as well as athletes Joe Namath, Darrel Kestner and Howard Davis Jr.

Glen Cove has a wealth of city and county parks, public beaches, swimming, fishing and three nearby golf courses for recreation opportunities. It has its own police, fire, EMS, public works and school system. Residents enjoy plentiful dining and shopping and easy access to the virtually unlimited options offered by the nearby Big Apple via the Long Island Expressway, ferry service or Long Island Railroad.

General Information

County: Nassau County

Population: 28,365 (2020)

Classification: City

Chamber of Commerce: Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Glen Cove via the Glen Cove Station, Glen Street Station, and Sea Cliff Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 2 minutes to 1 hour 31 minutes.

Glen Cove, NY Beautiful Nature Reserve


Water District
City of Glen Cove Water Department

Gas Company(s)
Pacific Gas and Electric Long Island (PSEGLI)
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
Pacific Gas and Electric Long Island (PSEGLI)

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Verizon Fios


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Beaches & Parks

Big Ralph Park is home to a basketball and handball court, as well as a children’s playground. The park was dedicated in memory of war veteran Sgt. “Big Ralph” Mastaglio, who also served in the Glen Cove Fire Department as a volunteer fireman for 32 years.

Formerly called Leech Circle Park, the Dennis Brian Murray Park offers a dog park, two all-purpose fields, a children’s playground, and a paved area with parking spaces for 40 vehicles. It has a gated entrance located on Leech Circle South, off Porter Place.

The Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is a marvelous 62-acre property encompassing woods, open fields, and shoreline along Hempstead Harbor. Among its attractions is the natural history museum, which offers archeological exhibits, dioramas and educational programs related to Long Island geology. Other activities offered include hiking along marked nature trails of approximately five miles, with dedicated trails for the visually impaired.

The Joe Stanco Park has amenities for different sports, such as two lighted basketball courts, four handball/paddleball courts, horseshoe pits, and four tennis courts, three of which are lighted. There is also a children’s playground, concession booth, and restaurant. The park is located on Lattingtown Road, next to the facilities of Glen Cove Golf Club, and named in honor of the former Glen Cove mayor.

The John Maccarone Memorial Stadium, formerly known as City Stadium, boasts over 19 acres of multi-purpose playing fields and amenities for playing a range of sports, including baseball/softball, basketball, football, lacrosse, and soccer. It also includes three batting cages, two announcer stands, and two concession booths.

The Morgan Memorial Park contains a bathing beach, picnic area, children’s playground, gazebo, and pathways along high bluffs with spectacular harbor views. There are also restrooms, a concession booth, and paved area for parking. During the months of July and August, the Morgan Park Music Festival hosts musical performances on Sunday evenings at the gazebo. Morgan Park is open to Glen Cove and Locust Valley residents only.

Aside from the swimming area and pier for fishing, the 8-acre Pryibil Beach and Fishing Pier has additional facilities, such as a basketball court, playground, and two volleyball courts. There are also barbecue grills, a concession booth, and paved parking area. Like Crescent Beach, Pryibil Beach is a Glen Cove resident-only facility.

Nassau County’s Welwyn Preserve is 204-acre heavily wooded property that features nature trails and the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, offering exhibits and educational programs. The preserve is made up of a mix of habitats that shelter over 100 bird species and other small animals.

The Schools

The city is served by the Glen Cove City School District, which has six public schools. There are also two private educational institutions in the city: the Quaker-founded Friends Academy for pre-kindergarten to 12th grade students, and the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, situated near the northern tip of Glen Cove, overlooking the Long Island Sound.


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