Saturday, 04 October 2014 10:12

Happy Days!

Happy Days Glenwood LI

                                                                                      Glenwood Landing c 1915


From the New York Times [New York, N.Y] 22 Apr 1900: 22:

There is good fishing just now at Glenwood Landing, which can be reached by the Oyster Bay

Branch of the Long Island Railroad. The excursion fare is $1, and fishing boats may be had for

50 cents a day. Sand worms are 10 cents a dozen, clams, 25 cents a peck, and later on, when the

black fish commence biting, riddlers may be had for 20 cents a quart, so it will not be necessary

for the fisherman to take his bait with him.


Retrieved from ProQuest: Historical New York Times, a searchable, full-text database with articles and images

from 1851- 2007, accessible to Gold Coast cardholders through the library’s website (Proquest).

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 10:12

Back to School


Times and fashion may have changed but the arrival of autumn still means it’s time for schools to re-open and classes to start again. Do you recognize any faces from this 1955 First Grade photo, perhaps even your own? Maybe you have some old class photos from the Glen Head or Glenwood Landing schools that you could share with us, or maybe an old yearbook to add to our small but growing collection? If so, please stop by the reference desk or email us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Glen Head School 1G 1955 


Class picture, First Grade, Glen Head School, 1955


Wednesday, 11 June 2014 10:12

In the Good Old Summertime


A few local waterfront scenes from a century ago. Postcards courtesy of the Griffin Collection.


Bathing Beach Glenwood Landing LI NY

Bathing Beach, Glenwood Landing c 1915


Bath House Glenwood Landing LI

Bath House, Glenwood Landing c 1907


Ayers Hotel and Boat Landing Glenwood Landing LI

Ayres Hotel and Boat Landing, Glenwood Landing c 1912


Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:55

The Restoration of Scudder's Pond

Scudders Pond Sea Cliff LI NY

Scudder’s Pond in 1927


Bordering Glenwood Landing and the Village of Sea Cliff, Scudder’s Pond was once a part

of the estate of Townsend Scudder (1865 - 1960), who served as a U.S. Congressman and

New York State Supreme Court Justice. Today, the pond is a regulated wetland that acts as

a filter for run-off into Hempstead Harbor. Over this past winter, the pond underwent major

restoration work, funded by federal and county grants and contributions from the Hempstead

Harbor Protection Committee and the Village of Sea Cliff. The project was designed to improve water quality in the harbor.

New vegetation was planted along the pond’s shores and two obsolete dams were replaced. The

original size and depth of the pond were also restored.



Winter, 2014



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