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Glen Cove

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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. 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."

Get in[edit]

The Long Island Railroad Oyster Bay Branch has 3 stations serving the city (Sea Cliff, Glen Street, and Glen Cove). There is also the n21 operated by NICE bus from Great Neck, and the n27 from Hempstead and the Roosevelt Field Mall. There is also a commuter bus that makes a couple of trips in the AM and PM rush hour. [7]

Get around[edit]

There is a shuttle bus system that operates on the weekdays. [8]

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  • Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive (From the L.I.E. or Northern State Pkwy, exit to Glen Cove Rd., North. Take Glen Cove Rd. north. When road becomes Glen Cove Bypass, bear left at fork, and continue to last traffic light at the end of road, facing the Glen Cove Fire House. Turn right and follow directional signs), (516)571-8010, [1]. Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm, Closed Sundays and Mondays and Holidays. A center for research on Long Island geology and a valued resource in the study of the Island's Native American archaeology. This museum has many trails you can walk through as well at the preserve. Birthday parties and different types of workshops are offered as well. You can find more information on the website on planning events. Adults: $3; Children 5-12: $2.  edit
  • Glen Cove Municipal Golf Course, 109 Lattingtown Road (At the Glen Cove Fire House turn right onto Brewster Street, go four blocks north-east to Dosoris Lane; turn left onto Dosoris Lane. Follow Dosoris Lane north until the very end (T intersection) and turn right onto Lattingtown Road. Travel east along Lattingtown Road about 1 mile, to the entrance of the Glen Cove Municipal Golf Course), 516-676-0550. A beautiful 18 hole golf course with a beautiful water view. Both residents and non-residents are allowed to come to the course. They have a pro shop on site and a driving range. On site as well is Stanco Park that has tennis courts and a children's playground.  edit

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 Feast:

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.

Spend a Day at Pryibils Beach:

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.

Catch a Bargain Tuesday Movie:

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.

Join Glen Cove Writers Group:

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.

Learn How to Sculpt:

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.

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  • La Ginestra, 50 Forest Avenue, (516) 674-2244, [2]. Casual restaurant that provides excellent Italian cuisine. Open 7 days a week for dinner.  edit
  • La Bussola Ristorante, 40 School Street, (516) 671-2100, [3]. An accessible restaurant. 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.  edit
  • Delicious Restaurant and Pizzeria, 70 Forest Avenue, (516) 759-0793, [4]. One of the best pizza places in town. The Bencivenni family owns Delicious and they use their old family recipes and only the finest ingredients. The menu offers the finest dishes at the most reasonable prices. They deliver as well!  edit

Forest Ave Pizza: Pizzeria

81B Forest Ave Glen Cove, NY 11542

(516) 759-3777

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.

Henrys Confectionary: Diner, Candy Store

8 Glen Street Glen Cove, NY 11542

(516) 671-3222

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.

Razzano Imported Food Specialties: Grocery, Caterers, Deli

286 Glen Street Glen Cove, NY 11542

(516) 676-3745

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.

Sweet Tomato: Delicatessen

170 Forest Ave, Glen Cove, NY 11542-2029

(516) 671-448

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.

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  • The Downtown Cafe, 4 School Street, (516) 759-2233, [5]. Enjoy dining and a fun up-scale bar experience. They offer a full menu, top shelf bar, wine and martini list sure to satisfy your palate.  edit

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  • Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, 200 Dosoris Lane, (516) 671-6400, [6]. Located on an elegant property consisting of 55 secluded and landscaped acres. The Mansion is only 30 minutes from New York City, JFK International and La Guardia Airports. Wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. They provide a complete fitness and recreational facilities, including a sauna, steam and massage rooms, indoor pool and whirlpool, garden swimming pool, racquetball courts, lighted tennis courts, jogging trail and a sports field, and the local golf course is available nearby.  edit


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