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. The Incorporated Village of Sands Point lies within the town of North Hempstead. 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 1917 Daniel Guggenheim bought his 216-acre (0.87 km2) Hempstead House, formerly Castle Gould. His son Harry Guggenheim, founder of Newsday, later erected his estate “Falaise” nearby in 1923. Today, the estate belongs to the Friends of the Sands Point Preserve, which is a non-profit organization that maintains the property. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925), Sands Point (Port Washington/Manhasset neck) was referred to as “East Egg”. The residents were famous for having “old money”.
Zip Code: 11050
Area Code: 516