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As Long Island's Best Kept Secret, Roslyn

Aug 1

If you're planning a day trip to Roslyn, Long Island, this book is an excellent starting point. To learn about the history of the region and take a stroll, it's one of my favorite Long Island attractions.

Roslyn's pre-Civil War homes offer an interesting look into life on Long Island before to the Civil War. More than 80 ancient structures may be found in one square mile in old Roslyn.

In 1644, settlers from Connecticut arrived in Hempstead Harbor and founded Roslyn as a consequence. It is still possible to view the Van-Nostrand Starkins house, which was erected in 1680. It is currently kept at a museum outside of town at 221 Main Street. A grist mill erected in 1738 is also a historical landmark.

Our Favorite Places In Roslyn

Roslyn Pond Park, Clock Tower, and Main Street are home to a large number of 19th-century stores and historic homes, many of which are still in use. In Roslyn, the city's 44-foot clock tower takes center stage. The late 1800s sandstone edifice is likely to create an impression. The Main Street Theatre, which is just a few blocks away, hosts a variety of independent films.

On the walk from the Pond through the entire town, you'll have a peek of Long Island before Miracle Mile, Rochester Mall, and the Long Island Expressway were built. This time of year, many of Roslyn's historic homes are open to visitors and may be explored by the public. Family members who are used to living in the city or on Long Island are frequently surprised by Roslyn's natural beauty and tranquility.



"Cedarmere" in Old Roslyn was the home of Willian Cullen Bryant, a notable poet, newspaper editor, and civic leader of the 19th century. This mansion was originally constructed in 1787, but it was greatly expanded in the 1850s.

His legacy will live on in the converted estate, which boasts a mill, gardens, and a view of Hempstead Harbor. One of the most popular attractions is the 18th-century Gothic Revival mill. Take a walk through the facility, which is now under the control of Nassau County's Department of Recreation, and you'll feel like you've traveled back in time. You can easily find Cadarmere on the Old Northern Boulevard.

The Nassau Museum of Art, a beautiful historic house located on a spacious estate surrounded by lush gardens, is a typical pairing for Roslyn. On a nice day, visitors may take advantage of the gardens as well as the museum's world-class art exhibits. A pleasant trip through the William Cullen Nature Preserve is guaranteed.


It's All About A Good Time And Good Cuisine

Roslyn is home to some excellent restaurants, like the MP Taverna and the Besito Mexican Restaurant, to name just two. Both restaurants are well-known on Long Island. If you want a good view of town while dining at Greek restaurant MP Taverna, ask for a table on the balcony. Another great choice is Besito, however you should make a reservation in advance. At this fairly priced Mexican restaurant, the salads, avocados, and other Mexican favorites are among the best in town. When it comes to fro-yo treats, we always head to YOLO Yogurt and Sweets.

My Father's Place, a club/restaurant that hosted a broad variety of local and national acts in its former existence, is one of the town's newest establishments. The venue has hosted such luminaries as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Tom Petty. Stay away from New York City just because there's an amazing performance at 8:00 pm. There is no telling who will show up now that it has been reopened to the public.

If you're looking to go back to nature, the beach is merely eight minutes away. From the shore of North Hempstead Beach Park, one can view Hempstead Harbor.


Roslyn Neighborhood

In contrast to the monotony of Long Island traffic, Manhattan's financial sector is only 30 minutes away from Roslyn. There is no need to drive to Roslyn if you use the Long Island Rail Road or a bus from Queens to get there. (The LIRR train station in Roslyn is a 15-minute walk away.)

The ancient village of Roslyn is just a short drive away from Long Island's Gold Coast mansions, and it's worth a detour.

A boutique hotel in Roslyn's best neighborhood is the Roslyn Hotel, which is a short walk from the neighborhood's best eateries.

There are still plenty of great homes for sale in Roslyn. If you are interested in looking at some properties, feel free to contact:

Automatic Real Estate Associates
25 Red Ground Rd
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577