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Walking with Gatsby: Long Island's Fabulous Gold Coast Estates: Introduction

Resources discussing the fabulous estates that led to Long Island's north shore, from Great Neck to Huntington, being dubbed the Gold Coast.

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Here, you will find books, journal articles, websites, videos, and photographs (with links to websites) that present historical visuals of and information about the sumptuous estates that dotted the early-to-mid-20th-century north shore of Nassau and western Suffolk Counties -- the estates and mansions whose presence caused this ribbon of incredible wealth to be dubbed Long Island's Gold Coast, famous in literature lore, legend and factual history. Most are gone. Yet a glorious few remain. The sources listed in this guide will tell you a lot more.

Shown above:  Otto Hermann Kahn's famous OHEKA CASTLE, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, NY -- when built, the second-largest private residence in the nation. Read more.

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A Gold Coast Sampling: The Whitney Estate

The Whitney Estate mansion, in Old Westbury, Long Island, New York, still stands. It's now the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club clubhouse. Today, the former Whitney Estate is divided into this country club -- with its 18-hole golf course, tennis, and more -- and the Long Island campus of the New York Institute of Technology (bordered on the east by, fittingly, Whitney Lane). Read more.

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