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Glen Cove

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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. 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."

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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. Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is 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: $3.00; Children 5-12: $2.00.
  • 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. Glen Cove provides 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. There is also a restaurant on the property called Soundview Cafe. The Soundview is now under new ownership and will be opened on May 17, 2011.

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 though 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 through – 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.



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Glen Cove offers a variety of different restaurants.

  • La Ginestra, 50 Forest Avenue, (516) 674-2244, [2]. La Ginestra is a casual restaurant that provides excellent Italian cuisine. They are open 7 days a week for dinner and are very accommodating. They provide a wonderful friendly staff that caters to your needs while dining.
  • La Bussola Ristorante, 40 School Street, (516) 671-2100, [3]. La Bussola Ristorante offers fine Italian cuisine with timeless recipes that have been passed down through generations. The atmosphere allows diners to enjoy their experience that may be unforgettable. They provide a great staff that will cater to any of your needs.
  • Delicious Restaurant and Pizzeria, 70 Forest Avenue, (516) 759-0793, [4]. Delicious is one of the best pizza places in town you must grab a slice! 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!

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.

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.

Juicy Burger: Burgers, Ice Cream, and Frozen Yogurt

80 Glen Cove Ave Glen Cove, NY 11542

(516) 676-5610

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.


  • The Downtown Cafe, 4 School Street, (516) 759-2233, [5]. The Downtown Cafe is a place where you can 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.


  • Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, 200 Dosoris Lane, (516) 671-6400, [6]. The Glen Cove Mansion is 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. They offer 29,000 square feet of event and meeting space. They have 27 dedicated conference rooms accommodating from 10 to 280 guests, advanced meeting technology, an executive business center and conference concierge services. Wireless Internet access is provided as well 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. The Mansion has a lot to offer and the one and only hotel in the city that can provide the most for you.


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]

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