Place:Sands Point, Nassau, New York, United States

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NameSands Point
TypeVillage
Coordinates40.849°N 73.712°W
Located inNassau, New York, United States
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Sands Point is a village located at the northernmost tip of the Cow Neck Peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island in Nassau County, New York, United States. The Incorporated Village of Sands Point lies within the town of North Hempstead. The population was 2,786 at the 2000 census.

History

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The village was incorporated in 1910. In 1917, the village absorbed the communities of Barkers Point and Motts Point. It was originally owned by three families, the Sands, Vanderbilts, and Cornwells. In 1910 Daniel Guggenheim bought his Hempstead House, formerly Castle Gould. His son Harry Guggenheim, founder of Newsday, later erected his estate "Falaise" nearby. Today, the estate is part of the Sands Point Preserve, notable for a medieval fair run by Medieval Scenarios and Recreations, Ltd., which is held every September. In the 1960s, under less strict building codes, many homes were built on parcels. Current zoning allows subdivisions of or more.

The Sands Family Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

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