Located on one of the North Shore’s peninsulas, Cove Neck is a small, affluent village within the Oyster Bay Township. It is best known for Theodore Roosevelt who had a summer home here at Sagamore Hill as well as its multimillion-dollar estates situated around Oyster Bay and Cold Spring harbors. Roughly 300 residents call Cove Neck home, and some who have property here include Charles Dolan, Cablevision founder, and Charles Wang, owner of the New York Islanders and the New York Dragons.
“Cove Neck is secluded enough to feel like you don’t have to have contact with [lots of people],” says Jena Malinowski, 23, who works in the area. “But it’s close enough to [Oyster Bay] to know that if you want to be around people you can.” She says joggers, hikers and cyclists can be seen on sunny days all along Cove Neck Road, which stretches from the bottom to the top of the peninsula with breathtaking harbor views.
Danielle Marmorale, 22, lives in Locust Valley and knows this region well. “All the towns [around the harbor] are kind of matched together because they all have the same vibe,” she says. “They’re all quaint.”
Keep the second Friday of every month free for a movie “in some way connected to Long Island” at Oyster Flix, held at the Oyster Bay Main Street Association’s office (17 Audrey Ave.) in nearby Oyster Bay. On April 8, it’s “North by Northwest.” Bring five bucks, the suggested donation.
For details, see www.oysterbaymainstreet.org/events.htm