Glen Cove, New York
|Glen Cove, New York|
|• Mayor||Ralph V. Suozzi|
|• City Council|
|• Total||19.3 sq mi (49.9 km2)|
|• Land||6.6 sq mi (17.2 km2)|
|• Water||12.6 sq mi (32.6 km2)|
|Elevation||23 ft (7 m)|
|• Density||4,006.0/sq mi (1,546.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0977339|
Part of the early 20th century Gold Coast of the North Shore, Glen Cove has a diverse population. Glen Cove is one of the two of Nassau County's five municipalities that is a city, rather than a town. The other city in Nassau County is Long Beach on the South Shore.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Government
- 4 History
- 5 Economy
- 6 Education
- 7 Houses of worship
- 8 Transportation
- 9 Culture
- 10 Waterfront
- 11 Representation in media
- 12 Notable natives and residents
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- 15 External links
Glen Cove is located at (40.867326, −73.627738).
The City of Glen Cove is bordered on three sides by the Town of Oyster Bay. To the north, the city is bordered by Long Island Sound.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.2 square miles (50 km2), of which, 6.7 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 12.6 square miles (33 km2) of it (65.51%) is water.
The Glen Cove's sister city is Sturno, an Italian city situated near Naples.
As of the 2010 census, Glen Cove is 74.2% White, 59.4% non-Hispanic white, 7.2% Black, 4.6% Asian, 10.1% Some Other Race, 3.2% Two or More Races, 0.4% Native American, and 0.1% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Hispanics or Latinos of any race make up 27.9% of the population.
As of the census of 2000, there were 26,622 people, 9,461 households, and 6,651 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,006.0 people per square mile (1,545.7/km²). There were 9,734 housing units at an average density of 1,464.7 per square mile (565.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.28% White, 26.40% African American, 0.29% Native American, 4.11% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 5.72% from other races, and 23.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.0% of the population.
There were 9,461 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $89,000 and the median income for a family was $108,000. Males had a median income of $61,900 versus $40,581 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,627.
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The mayor is Ralph V. Suozzi, cousin of former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi.
Oyster Bay had jurisdiction over the area from the 1680s until 1917 when Glen Cove became an independent city. Glen Cove has its own police, fire protection, and emergency medical services. The fire department and emergency medical services are volunteer agencies. The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for the planning, coordination and response to natural and manmade emergencies that occur within the City of Glen Cove.
Succeeding cultures of indigenous peoples had lived in the area for thousands of years. At the time of European contact, the Lenape (Delaware) nation inhabited western Long Island, the areas of New York and New Jersey around the harbor and along the coast through present-day Pennsylvania and Delaware, as well as along the Delaware River. They spoke an Algonquian language. By 1600 the band inhabiting the local area was called the Matinecock after their location, but they were Lenape people, as were all the Native Americans living on western Long Island.
Glen Cove was used as a port by English migrants from New England and named "Moscheto" before 1668. On May 24, 1668 Joseph Carpenter of Warwick, Rhode Island purchased about 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) of land to the northwest of the Town of Oyster Bay from the Matinecock. Later in that year he admitted four co-partners into the project: three Coles brothers, Nathaniel, Daniel, and Robert; and Nicholas Simkins, all residents of Oyster Bay. The five young men named the settlement Musketa Cove. In the Lenape language musketa meant “place of rushes.” The five men are considered the five original proprietors of Musketa Cove Plantation.
In the 1830s, steamboats started regular service on Long Island Sound between New York City and Musketa Cove, arriving at a point still called "The Landing." As "Musketa" was negatively associated with mosquito, in 1834 village residents changed the name to Glen Cove (said to be the misheard suggestion "Glencoe", after the Scottish glen) now Glencoe, Scotland. The village added population as workers arrived for jobs at the Duryea Corn Starch factory, which operated until 1900. The name "Duryea" was once suggested as a village name to replace Mosquito Cove but rejected.
By 1850 the village of Glen Cove had become a popular summer resort community for New York City residents. The Long Island Railroad was extended to Glen Cove in 1867, providing quicker, more frequent service to New York City. The availability of the train and the town's location on Long Island Sound made it attractive to year-round residents, and the population increased. On June 8, 1917, Glen Cove became an independent city, separating from the Town of Oyster Bay after 250 years.
The vistas afforded of Long Island Sound from the town's rolling hills attracted late 19th-century wealthy industrial barons, including Charles Pratt and his sons, J. P. Morgan, and F. W. Woolworth. They built large private estates along the island's North Shore. This expanse of settled wealth was part of what would become known in the 1920s as the Gold Coast. Part of the Morgan property was donated to the city and is now Morgan Park and Beach.
Most of the mansions were adapted to other purposes before the mid-20th century. Winfield Hall, the former home of F.W. Woolworth, is privately owned. Altogether, five Pratt families owned about 5,000 acres (20 km2) in the area. John T. Pratt's estate ("The Manor," designed by Charles A. Platt) is now operated as the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center. The Braes, the country estate of his son Herbert L. Pratt, was purchased by the Webb Institute in 1945. After renovation, it opened the facility in 1947 as an established specialty college for naval architecture and engineering. George DuPont Pratt's estate, Killenworth, was purchased by the Soviet Union government for use by its United Nations delegation. The Russians have used it for decades to house visitors and as a weekend retreat for its UN staff. When in the United States for meetings at the United Nations, both Nikita Khrushchev, then premier of the Soviet Union, and Fidel Castro, then president of Cuba, separately stayed at Killenworth.
Like many other suburbs, Glen Cove grew rapidly in population after World War II, when new residential developments were completed that replaced pastureland and farms with subdivisions. Many residents were second and third-generation descendants of eastern and southern European immigrants, and had moved out from childhood homes in Queens or Brooklyn. In the late 20th century, immigrants have come generally from Latin America and eastern Asia. A Sikh gurdwara established in Glen Cove draws from the ethnic East Asian population in the area.
The U.S. Post Office at Glen Cove was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, and the Justice Court Building, the former city court and later city hall and police headquarters, was added in 1990. It has been acquired for renovation as the North Shore Historical Museum.
Glen Cove is twinned with Sturno (Italy).
Acclaim Entertainment had its headquarters in One Acclaim Plaza, located in Glen Cove. Acclaim bought the three-story, 65,000 square feet (6,000 m2), Class A office building in 1994 for $4 million.
The city of Glen Cove and its residents are served by the Glen Cove City School District. Children who live in the City attend the Eugene J. Gribbin/ Katherine A. Deasy Elementary schools for grades K-2 (pre-k offered at Deasy), Landing/ Margaret. A. Connolly schools for grades 3–5, Robert M. Finley Middle School for grades 6–8, and Glen Cove High School for grades 9–12. Finley Middle School was one of ten NASSP Breakthrough Schools. The Glen Cove City School District's "Paired Plan" for elementary schools has the Gribbin and Connolly schools paired, as well as the Deasy and Landing schools. All students from across the city attend joint classes in the central Middle and High schools.
There are several private educational institutions inside the city boundaries:
- All Saints Regional Catholic School
- Friends Academy (preK – 12) is a Quaker-founded private school that is located within the corporation boundaries of Glen Cove but has a Locust Valley mailing address.
- Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, a four-year college.
Houses of worship
- Congregation Tifereth Israel (Glen Cove, New York)
- First Church of Christ Science
- First Presbyterian Church
- Glen Cove Gurdwara
- Holy Virgin Protection and St. Sergius Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Patrick's Church (Roman Catholic)
- St. Paul's Episcopal Church
- St. Rocco's Church (Roman Catholic)
- Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
The city of Glen Cove is served by the following mass transit services:
- Rail: The Oyster Bay Branch of Long Island Rail Road has three stations within the boundaries of the city: Sea Cliff, Glen Street and Glen Cove.
- Bus: Nassau Inter-County Express (formerly MTA Long Island Bus): routes N21 (to Flushing, Queens, New York City) and N27 (to Hempstead). There is also local service within the city.  
- Express bus: Long Island Transit offers weekday commuter service between Glen Cove and Manhattan with stops in Midtown and the Wall Street area.  
- The Morgan Park Music Festival holds free concerts on Sunday evenings during July and August at the gazebo in Morgan Park.
- Glen Cove is the headquarters of the American Stamp Dealers Association.
- Welwyn, the former Harold Pratt estate, is a 204-acre (0.826 km2), densely wooded preserve open to the public. It features nature trails and a variety of habitats, including a wooded stream valley, fresh water ponds and swamps, a coastal salt marsh, and a stretch of Long Island Sound shoreline. More than 100 species of birds and a variety of small native mammals, reptiles and amphibians inhabit the preserve's grounds. It is the site of the Holocaust Memorial & Educational Center, which offers exhibits and other educational programs.
Nearby are such attractions as the Hillwood Art Museum at C.W. Post Center of Long Island University, Nassau County Museum of Art; Old Westbury Gardens and Mansion, which holds regular concerts; Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Theodore Roosevelt's summer White House; the Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Mansion, which also holds concerts; and other live music venues.
The city of Glen Cove has an extensive waterfront area. Hempstead Harbour Yacht Club, Glen Cove City Yacht Club and the Garvies Point Boating Association are the three major sailing clubs in the City of Glen Cove. Brewer's Boardyard is the only boating storage yard left in the city. The city has a boat launch ramp at the end of Garvies Point Road. The city has no facilities for kayaks.
Sailboat racing in the Glen Cove area can be watched from a cliff-top park in the neighboring village of Sea Cliff and from various points on the hills of Garvies Point Preserve. Races are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, and Saturdays during the afternoon. The annual Around Long Island Sailboat Race finishes at the end of the breakwater at Morgan Park.
On the waterfront the saying goes, "If you can hear the train, it is going to rain." If you hear that train whistle blow, that means the wind is coming from the east and a storm is on the way.
The site of the former Li Tungsten Plant on the creek in Glen Cove has been designated as a Superfund site, needing cleanup of hazardous wastes.
Clay was once mined along the creek and used to make piping for New York City.
Representation in media
- Sabrina (1954), Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, and William Holden- scenes filmed at the Glen Cove train station, Welland House and Salutations, the former Junius Spence Morgan III estate, now privately owned again.
- North by Northwest (1959), starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason – Salutations
- Hello Again (1987), Shelly Long and Corbin Bernsen – scenes filmed at Glen Cove train station
- Batman Forever (1995), starring Val Kilmer, Nicole Kidman- used the exterior of Wayne Manor and the Webb Institute (the former The Braes estate).
- Sabrina' (1995), starring Harrison Ford, Greg Kinnear, and Julia Ormond
- A Perfect Murder (1998) Michael Douglas – filmed at Salutations
- Dedication (2007), starring Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore -location used unknown
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2008) – Contract (Season 7, Episode 12)
- Sex and the City 2 (2010) – scenes set in Salutations
- Fringe – In season 4 it was revealed that Agent Broyles lives in Glen Cove.
- Josh Alan Friedman, a resident as a child, set his "autobiographical novel", Black Cracker (2010), in Glen Cove. The book portrays events from his childhood in the early 1960s, when he attended South School, a de facto black school. For a time, Friedman was South School's lone white student.
- In 2010, a television commercial for Hunt's tomato sauce was filmed at the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department, featuring GCVFD firefighters.
- Our Idiot Brother (2011), starring Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel, Rashida Jones, Elizabeth Banks: interior shots of mother's house were shot at a house on Highland Rd.
Notable natives and residents
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- Mike Armstrong – MLB middle relief pitcher
- Jim Brulte – Current Chairman of California Republican Party, former California State Senator
- Leslie Buck – businessman, designer of the Anthora coffee cup
- Roy Campanella – Hall of Fame MLB catcher, resident for a time
- Richie Cannata – saxophonist for Billy Joel
- Ellie Cornell – actress
- Daniel J. Daly – two-time Medal of Honor awardee
- Howard Davis Jr. – Olympic gold medal-winning boxer
- Tom Del Beccaro – Chairman of California Republican Party, 2011–2013
- Ashanti Douglas – singer and actress
- John Edward – author and psychic
- Josh Alan Friedman – musician and writer, lived here as a child
- Whitey Ford – baseball player, New York Yankees, lived for a time while playing with Yankees
- Éric Godard – NHL forward for New York Islanders and Calgary Flames
- Mike Grella – football (soccer) player, Leeds United
- Craig Hansen – pitcher for Pittsburgh Pirates
- Daniel W. Joy – judge
- Carl Karilivacz – NFL DB from 1953–1960, World Champion Detroit Lions (1953&1957)
- Darrell Kestner – golfer
- Marcus Loew – founder of Loews Cineplex Entertainment
- Edmund C. Lynch – Founder of Merrill Lynch
- Nick Markakis – MLB outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles
- J. P. Morgan – financier, banker and philanthropist
- Valentine Mott – American surgeon
- Brian Myers – professional wrestler known as Curt Hawkins
- Ridley Pearson – author
- Peter Philipakos – football (soccer) player, Olympiacos FC
- Charles Pratt – petroleum industry pioneer
- Charles Millard Pratt – oil industrialist
- Edwin H Baker Pratt – educator
- Frederic B. Pratt – president of Pratt Institute for 44 years, from 1893–1937
- George Dupont Pratt – conservationist and philanthropist
- Harold I. Pratt – oil industrialist
- Herbert L. Pratt – head of Standard Oil
- John Teele Pratt – lawyer, philanthropist, music impresario and financier
- Thomas Pynchon – author
- Christine Quinn – speaker of the New York City Council
- Lee Ranaldo – musician
- Joe Rizzo – NFL linebacker, Denver Broncos
- John Romaniello (author)
- Chuck Schuldiner – musician
- David Strickland – actor
- Thomas Suozzi – former Nassau County executive, 2006 primary candidate for Governor of New York
- Augusta Read Thomas - composer
- LaMarcus Adna Thompson – American Inventor of the Rollercoaster
- Gary Wichard – college football player and professional sports agent
- Lt. Colonel Melancthon Taylor Woolsey – early settler of the Dosoris section of Glen Cove, led a Long Island Militia contingent on an assault of Fort Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War. 
- Franklin Winfield Woolworth – founder of F.W. Woolworth Company
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- "Ken Ellens, Destination Guide, Glen Cove Mansion" (PDF). February 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
- Glen Cove: 1954 movie "Sabrina" starring Audrey Hepburn with her dog; David Archive: Dave Morrision (TrainsAreFun)
- Joe Bonomo, "Coming of Age With Josh Alan Friedman", No Such Thing As Was blog, September 12, 2010
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- NFL.com and Pro Football Reference
- Russell, Daniel E. Glen Cove Heritage http://www.glencoveheritage.com/mtwoolsey.pdf Accessed 9/21/13
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Glen Cove, New York.|
- Official website
- Civil Service website, Glen Cove
- Glen Cove History, Glen Cove Public Library
- "Glen Cove Heritage", official website
- "Landing Pride", civic association
- Glen Cove's Historic Estates, Old Long Island
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