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A Fast Flood Damage Response Protects Glen Cove Treasures

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

political map of long island ny Glen Cove, on Long Island, receives special storm damage cleanup and restoration from SERVPRO

So many attractions await visitors to Long Island's North Shore.

As one of the most active ports to Long Island from New York City, Glen Cove has remained a staple and symbol of the persisting industry. Some of the most recognizable attractions of Nassau County are within the city limits of Glen Cove. Each of these landmarks, historic properties, or cultural centers is an attraction for those traveling to the North Shore and even long-time residents of Long Island's shoreline communities. With more than 27,000 residents, services like our SERVPRO restoration team stay active at all hours of the day to contend with storm, water, fire, and mold threats to residences and businesses.

Historic Properties

While much of the illustrious history of Long Island and the thriving Glen Cove port is within the 20th century, the area was developed and settled long before this boom in population and industry. Some of the most recognizable structures in the city's current layout are from its most formative years in the 19th and 20th centuries. Tourists can see these buildings for their architectural significance, though some are still used for active businesses today. Some of these properties recognized by the National Register of Historic Places include:

Old Glen Cove Post Office 

While the post office structure for Nassau County and the city of Glen Cove has changed, the original construction for it remains on Glen St. to this day. Built in 1905, this three-story commercial property blended multiple popular construction styles of the time seamlessly between the ground floor and the upper stories. Brick façade complements the upper floors built from a combination of timbers and stucco. Today, the architectural firm of Smiros & Smiros occupies the building while the current post office moved to Glen Cove Avenue.

  • Justice Court Building

This was another one of the buildings in town designed by renowned architect Stephen Francis Voorhees in 1909. Much like the Old Glen Cove Post Office, the construction would blend multiple styles, especially inside the building. A combination of terra cotta, ceramic moldings, and red brick fuses Dutch Colonial styles and Collegiate Gothic into this single three-story structure. Today, the building has undergone renovations and repairs to be the current North Shore Historical Museum center.

  • Glen Cove Mansion

While it now stands as a hotel on the North Shore, the Mansion at Glen Cove is a staple for those living on Long Island and on the travel checklist. Constructed in 1910, during a boom of large estates throughout the state of New York, the mansion stayed under the care and upkeep of the Pratt family until the matriarch Ruth passed in 1965. The building was sold to the Harrison Conference Center to become a renowned hotel and conference center.

The Beaches of Glen Cove

Long Island is widely recognized and applauded for its attentiveness to the upkeep of the beaches and shorefront. Glen Cove has three primary public beaches, each with its own unique charms, shops, and activities. Each of these portions of shore leads out to either the Hempstead Harbor or the Long Island Sound. The three principal public beachfront stretches include:

  • Crescent Beach
  • Morgan Beach
  • Prybil Beach

Maritime industries are a substantial part of the economy in Glen Cove, which encompasses both fishing expeditions and boat tours through the Sound.

A Tour of Iconic Hollywood Influence

For only being a city of just over 27,000 residents, Glen Cove has had much exposure and time on the big and small screens. Major Hollywood productions and television series have found their way to the city to catch some of the North Shore's charm and feel on film. Some of the most common locations for filming have included:

  • The Webb Institute – This current private 4-year college has been intertwined with the Batman franchises on multiple fronts, first appearing in Batman Forever from 1995 and then again for numerous scenes in the popular television depicting young Bruce Wayne's life in Gotham.
  • Salutations – This is a large estate located on a private island right near Glen Cove owned by Junius Spencer Morgan III, heir of J.P. Morgan. The mansion on the property and its grounds were used in multiple films and television programs such as A Perfect Murder (1998) and the remake of Sabrina (1995.)
  • Glen Cove Train Station - The original film Sabrina from 1954 would also have scenes filmed in Glen Cove at the train station, along with 1987's Hello Again.

Addressing the Immediate Effects of Flooding in Glen Cove Homes

With consistent groundwater concerns and the communities surrounded by more than the formidable Long Island Sound, the threat of flooding and storm damage is present every season. From the ravaging of Long Island by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 to powerful storms that pass through the region without warning, flood conditions develop at catastrophic rates. Our SERVPRO professionals understand these threats and stay prepared to respond to storm damage emergencies in the city and across Nassau County.

Emergency services are a phase of the recovery and restoration of area homes and businesses shortly after storm disasters. With threats like standing water and potential contaminants, our general contracting division and experienced technicians begin reducing hazards and dangers of the property ranging from collapsing structural materials to standing water with debris and potential contaminants.

Removing any pooling throughout the house can prevent the continuous spread and severity of flood losses, so it is a priority of our responding SERVPRO team. We have multiple water removal and extraction devices, including:

  • Truck-mount pumps
  • Trash pumps
  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Wet vacuums

The less that floodwater can migrate through the property, the less demolition and abrasive cleaning is necessary to return the property to preloss condition.

As challenging and overwhelming as flooding might be throughout a neighborhood, our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team is part of a large loss recovery team capable of managing extensive projects. Give our professionals a call anytime that disasters strike at (516) 671-1919.

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