Louis Badolato, Deputy Mayor • David Mandell, Mayor • Jeremy Rosof, Trustee
Sandy K. Quentzel, Trustee • James Friscia,Trustee
Welcome to the Village of Roslyn Harbor
A Message from Mayor Mandell
Roslyn Harbor is a small, quiet village on the North Shore of Long Island in the County of Nassau. Measuring 1.2 square miles of lush greenery and tree lined streets, Roslyn Harbor lies in both the Town of North Hempstead and the Town of Oyster Bay, has homes in both Roslyn and North Shore school districts and enjoys over 1 mile of shoreline along scenic Hempstead Harbor.
Located in the heart of Long Island's Gold Coast, between the Historic Village of Roslyn (to the south) and Glenwood Landing (to the North), it is a mere 18 miles east of New York City, and makes an easy commute there by either road or rail.
Roslyn Harbor is minutes away from the finest restaurants, shopping, beaches, marinas, and country clubs. It hosts popular gathering places including The Swan Club, Engineers Country Club, Nassau County Museum of Art, and Cedarmere Museum, (former home of William Cullen Bryant, the famous poet.) The Village currently boasts approximately 365 homes of varying architecture, many situated on one or two acres of secluded woodlands.
Roslyn Harbor also has a rich history... The area was occupied by the Matinecock Indians before the Dutch came, but it was the English Colonists arriving from Stamford Connecticut in the 1640's that settled the land. The English settlers purchased the land from local Indian tribes and the Dutch. The area remained mostly agricultural for two hundred years. It was around the time of the opening of the Long Island Railroad in 1860 that tourists started to visit for the summer season. It was during this period that the 'well to do" also came to build estates on the "gold coast". By 1920 , more than six hundred (600) estates had been developed on the North Shore. The Village of Roslyn Harbor was incorporated in 1931 at the same time as the village of Roslyn. The owners of the various estates in Roslyn Harbor established a separate village because they felt their needs were different from the residents of the more densely populated Village of Roslyn.
But, more than that, beyond the land and the history, Roslyn Harbor is a small, independent, locally run community that cares about its residents. The addition of private security patrol went a long way to provide added comfort and security. The village office is staffed with friendly, knowledgeable, helpful people. The numerous volunteers that run the various village boards are all dedicated residents, like me, who share the same vision of smaller, better government, for the benefit of all. A place we are all proud to call home.