美國紐約州長島

家、衝浪、家

Iyna Bort Caruso

The Gold Coast of Long Island is a 20-mile or so strip along the water’s edge of the North Shore. A century ago, it was a popular summer retreat for the likes of the Vanderbilts, Woolworths and Guggenheims. F. Scott Fitzgerald was awed by the concentration of wealth he found here when he began his masterpiece, “The Great Gatsby.” At one point, Gilded Age estates stood by the hundreds. Over time, most fell victim to the wrecking ball.

The grand mansions may be gone but the good life remains, particularly in waterfront communities along the Long Island Sound on the North Shore and oceanfront enclaves along the South Shore.

Long Island is a fish-shaped strip of land that geographically includes the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, but is generally considered two suburban counties. Nassau County is within easy commuting distance of Manhattan and its economy is heavily linked to New York City’s. Suffolk County is less dense, growing increasingly more rural on its eastern front where farm stands and vineyards from a burgeoning wine industry are its signature landscape features. Engineering, health services, high tech manufacturing and scientific research are part of the growth economy.

The bi-county area boasts high rates of homeownership, household income and home values well above both New York State and national rates. Many communities along the waterfront such as Northport, Port Jefferson, Oyster BayWest Hampton and Sag Harbor have a distinct nautical flavor. Roslyn is among the villages with architecture dating back to Colonial times.

For Long Islanders, beaching, boating and golfing are popular pastimes, as are visits to some of the former mansions of yesteryear’s tycoons that have been converted to public use. The former estate of U. S. Steel heir Childs Frick is now the Nassau County Museum of Art, a cultural gem with a large outdoor sculpture garden. Old Westbury Gardens is the Stuart-style mansion once owned by an heir to the Carnegie Steel fortune, and the Sands Point Preserve is part of the Guggenheim compound.  What isn’t available to tour is the estate on which Fitzgerald based Jay Gatsby’s residence. Scholars say it wasn’t one single mansion but several in the area that inspired him to write his great American novel.

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356 Westbury Ave
Carle Place, 纽约, 11514 美國

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5 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor, 纽约, 11724 美國

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28080 Main Road
PO Box 922, Cutchogue, 纽约, 11935 美國

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102 Seventh Street
Garden City, 纽约, 11530 美國

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240 Glen Head Road
Suite 2, Glen Head, 纽约, 11545 美國

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342 Wheatley Plaza
Greenvale, 纽约, 11548 美國

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114 Main Street
Greenport, 纽约, 11944 美國

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81-83 Route 111
Smithtown, 纽约, 11787 美國

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11 Grand Ave.
Other Areas, 纽约, 11965 美國

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266 Sea Cliff Avenue
Sea Cliff, 纽约, 11579 美國

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350 Main Street
Port Washington, 纽约, 11050 美國

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10095 Main Road
Mattituck, 纽约, 11952 美國

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1 Buckram Road
Locust Valley, 纽约, 11560 美國

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364 Plandome Road
Manhasset, 纽约, 11030 美國

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187 Park Avenue
Huntington, 纽约, 11743 美國

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Woodbury, 纽约, 11797 美國

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Stony Brook, 纽约, 11790 美國

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Bridgehampton, 纽约, 11932 美國

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East Hampton, 纽约, 11937 美國

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50 Nugent Street
Southampton, 纽约, 11968 美國

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77 Main Street
Northport, 纽约, 11768 美國

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36 South Park Avenue
Rockville Centre, 纽约, 11570 美國