Glen Cove is one of two cities in Nassau County on Long Island located in New York. It is surrounded by the Long Island Sound to the north and The Town of Oyster Bay's villages and hamlets to the east, south, and west. The surrounding villages and hamlets are: Lattingtown, Locust Valley, Matinecock, Glen Head, and Sea Cliff.
Glen Cove is a multicultural city with a population of 26,936 as of 2009. It is a small city that provides a variety of amenities. The Matinecock Indians a Native American tribe originally founded it. Glen Cove was originally named "Moscheto." English migrants from New England used Glen Cove as a port before 1668.
A man named Joseph Carpenter, from Warwick, Rhode Island purchased about 2,000 acres of the land northwest of the Town of Oyster Bay on May 24, 1668. Later that year Mr. Carpenter admitted four co-partners into the project - three brothers, Nathaniel, Daniel, and Robert Coles, and Nicholas Simkins. These men were all residents of Oyster Bay. The five men named the settlement later spelled, Musketa Cove. In the Matinecock language means "place of rushes."
Cruise Car Night:
Held in downtown Glen Cove on Bridge Street. It is held by the Glen Cove Fire Department as a weekly fundraising event. It is active from June thru September and is on Thursday nights at 6pm. This summers fundraising was meant to raise money for the 175th anniversary of Glen Cove Fire Department, the oldest department on Long Island. However, entering the premises is free. Bridge Street is closed off and only allows the classic cars thru – along with anyone on foot. Parking is found at the staples parking lot, which has a large capacity; also, the library parking lot. Both of these areas are extremely close to Bridge Street.
St. Roccos church has been hosting this feast for 38 years. This is an annual festival and carnival that is in Glen Cove for a week, held the last weekend in July. St Roccos, along with the efforts of over 300 parishioners, hold this event in order to raise money for the pariah and All Saints Regional Catholic School. The event includes carnival rides, games, religious masses, food, live entertainment and more. They also have “Children’s Day” which brings a lot of the kids out for the rides, attractions and a reptile show.
Located at the end of East Beach Road in Glen Cove. It spreads across eight acres of sand and shore. There are two volleyball courts, basketball courts, a playground, and a barbecue area. The barbecue area is set up with tables and grills. Also, there is fishing off of the pier, located at the beach. The beach is exclusive to Glen Cove residents only.
This is held at the Glen Cove movie theater, located in the downtown area. The movie theater has eight screens and is normally ten dollars a ticket for a movie. However, on Tuesday you can find tickets for only six dollars, excluding 3D movies. There are many options for a pre-movie lunch or post-movie dinner because of its location.
Local writers gather at the Glen Cove Library on the first Saturday of each month to exchange ideas. This gives local writers an opportunity to meet others who share their interested and learn from them. Attending the meetings is free.
Learning how to sculpt in Glen Cove at the Garvies Point Museum and Preserve Sculpture Workshop. The classes meet on Thursday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm with an award-winning instructor Elsi Nydorf. Participates will learn how to shape clay, wood, plaster, and stone materials. There is a $150 fee for eight classes.
Glen Cove offers a variety of different restaurants.
Fatty Fish: a Japanese restaurant
2 glen street Glen Cove NY 11542 (516) 676-1823
Located in Downtown Glen Cove it is easy to find and open late, they also offer delivery. Fatty Fish is spacious and clean with friendly service, making the atmosphere accommodating. It is a classic Japanese restaurant, offering all of the expected appetizers, rolls, and entrees. However, they do have their famous rolls such as the 007 roll or the Blue Fantastic roll. The dress is casual and overall it is a spot worth going to.
81B Forest Ave Glen Cove, NY 11542
Located on Forest Ave, a main road in Glen Cove. They do not take reservations and do not deliver. However, the dine-in space is extremely spacious so there is never a wait to sit down and you can also call in for take out. The pizza pies are very large and they never fall apart. There are many different styles of pizza from standard sauce and cheese to their specialty slices such as their penne slice or chicken slice. They also have pasta dishes and dinners such as veal, chicken parm, ect. It is casual attire, there is outdoor seating, and they accept credit cards.
8 Glen Street Glen Cove, NY 11542
Located on Glen Street in Glen Cove, a more unknown area compared to some of the other places to eat. However, this is a landmark diner and is famous for its homemade ice cream and chocolate. This diner as everything a diner would be expected to have. It is an old-time diner with long table and stools; also they have booths and tables. The area is pretty big but sometimes there is a wait for seating. They accept credit cards, attire is casual, and they have take-out or diner in but no delivery.
286 Glen Street Glen Cove, NY 11542
Located on Glen Street near the Glen Cove train station. The parking lot is small and there may be a wait for parking in this private lot. It is open for breakfast and lunch but does close early. There is no indoor seating but they do have a few tables outside; if you are looking for a more upscale sit-down lunch this may not be the ideal place to go. However, this is one of the most well known delis in Glen Cove and the locals say it is the best Italian deli in the area. All of their ingredients are fresh and the sauces they sell and use are homemade. They do everything from deli sandwiches to catering, they accept credit cards, and the attire is very casual.
80 Glen Cove Ave Glen Cove, NY 11542
Located on Glen Cove road, making it extremely easy to find. They have their own private lot and parking is easy to find. There are tables outside; however, there is no seating inside. It is small but the service gets people their food quickly. It looks over the baseball diamond that many of the club or school teams use. It is open for lunch and dinner, best known for their burgers and ice cream. They accept credit cards, do not have delivery, but has takeout, and the attire is casual.
170 Forest Ave, Glen Cove, NY 11542-2029
Located on the main road Forest Ave in the Forest Ave shopping center. They are known for their soups and salads. There is indoor seating and the dress is casual. It is a healthy eater for Glen Cove, full of healthy choices and smoothies. The service is friendly and will start remembering your order and name if you are a frequent customer. They accept credit cards, do not have delivery, and they have takeout.
LaBussola Restaurant: Italian
40 School St., Glen Cove, NY 11542
Located in downtown Glen Cove it is an accessible restaurant. This is one of the more upscale dining options in downtown – along with Marras, which is across the street. The price range is about $30 - $50 a person. You will see most people wearing jeans, leggings, khakis, ect. but sweatpants are not acceptable. There is a large age range for those who dine; from families and children to couples on dates. They accept credit cards and you can order in for takeout – they do not deliver.
City Departments and Phone Numbers are listed alphabetically below. To reach the main switchboard of City Hall dial 516-676-2000 and your call will be directed to the appropriate office.
Animal Shelter 516-676-5913
Assessor 516-676-3564 [email protected]
Beautification 516-676-5188 [email protected]
Building and Code Enforcement 516-676-4448 [email protected]
Community Development Agency (CDA) K. Kelly Morris, Executive Director [email protected]
City Court 516-676-1955
City Clerk 516-676-3345 [email protected]
Civil Service 516-676-4814 [email protected]
Finance Department 516-676-2789 [email protected]
Finance Tax Office 516-676-2355
Fire Department 516-671-3437
Golf Course 516-676-0550
Harbor Patrol 516-671-4263
Housing Authority 516-671-3161
Mayor’s Office 516-676-2004
Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos [email protected]
Public Relations Kerri Beroza [email protected]
Parks & Recreation 516-676-3766 [email protected]
Public Works 516-676-4167 [email protected]
Senior Center 516-759-9610 [email protected]
Water Department 516-676-2238
Youth Bureau 516-671-4600 [email protected]