By JIM McCUNE //
Garvies Point is a residential and recreational paradise on Long Island’s North Shore.
Most of the present-day Garvies Point Preserve was formerly part of the Garvie Estate, named for Thomas Garvie, who emigrated from Scotland to Glen Cove in 1803. One of only two local physicians at the time, Garvie was a talented young surgeon, businessman, geologist and maritime enthusiast, and a pillar of the local community.
Fast forward 199 years: Garvie would be proud of the surgical precision that reimagined his creek-side homestead into a stunning, mile-long waterfront esplanade connecting green spaces, marinas, residences, businesses, restaurants, a ferry terminal and more.