Gold Coast Memories

Gold Coast Memories
is dedicated to collecting and preserving our community’s heritage and making it available to the public online. Our growing collection of digitized postcards photographs, documents and artwork is available for viewing on this website and as part of the Long Island Memories project.


Items of historical interest are also being added to our  pinterest1  boards.

In 2010, the Gold Coast Public Library joined Long Island Memories, the digitization initiative sponsored by the Long Island Libraries Resources Council. The goal of Long Island Memories is to provide the people of Long Island with access to a visual and oral record of Long Island's history, culture, government and industry.


We hope you enjoy exploring this collection and discovering the history of our unique home.

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



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