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November 05, 2004

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dragonballyee

i love those shots of that guy with the fishing pole. especially the vertical shot.

Christopher

These shots are stunning. The color gradations in the sky, water and rocks are spectacular. And the framing is spot on. I kept coming back to look at them again.

Michele

I love these pictures. I live right up the street from Glen Island and I've never seen pictures of the park that were this amazing.

neil

Can you please tell me the history of the castle, and where I may be able to get more info on it? Thanks,
Neil

chris

The castle dates back to the revolutionary war and the cannons you see are on the actual locations of revolutionary batteries. Near the castle is also the remenants of an underground tunnle used to sneak soliders and goods around the island. Nowadays one castle has been preserved and one is a boat house. Party on!!

George Vreeland Hill

These are GREAT pictures!
Glen Island Park is very beautiful, and has a rich past.
Glen Island Casino is where music history was made.
One person who played there was Glenn Miller.
Join this Glenn Miller Yahoo group.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/agm
George.

Frank Gulino

HARVEST MOON BALL 1958 GLEN ISLAND CASINO
I THINK NAME OF BAND WAS JOHN MATTEO

Frank Gulino

ARE THERE ANY PICTURES OF THE CASINO AND THE GROUNDS IN 1958

joanna

very pretty i love it!... i have been there plenty of times before and always wanted to know about it. i live in yonkers and since you like historical places i figured maybe you should check out untermyer park here in yonkers right next to st johns riverside hospital im pretty sure u will like it if you havent been there before

joanna

edd

someone tell me about glen island casino...how and who started it, it's vbarious ncxarnations and how and when it's glory died

Barb

My Dad worked in the Promotion Dept of the NY Daily News 1950-1980. He covered the Harvest Moon Ball all those years. Some of the prelims took place at Glen Island Casino. I am doing a scrap book for my Mom's 90th birthday and came to this site for a photo of the casino. She has many wonderful memories of nights there. We visited in 1997 for her 80th and it was closed for renovation although one of the workers let us in to walk through. Thanks for your photos.

Liz

You say that the castle dates back to the revolutionary war, but what is the name of the castle and where can I find more information on it.

jay

that castle was built in the 19th century in germany,broken down in the 1920's and then shipped to new rochelle and rebuilt by it's owner john starin

Parks Webmaster

Glen Island no longer has a miniature golf course.

David

What is the exact address of the Glen Island Casino. I have a function there tomorrow and I am trying to Mapquest it. Thanks.

Muffa

Unfortantly, not to many folks these days (2008) remember that the woman on top of the northern rock on Glen Island Cove, just below the cannon facing the Fort Slocum's dead water tower, is actually Pocohantas's great great great grandmother who never really could get a grasp on the idea of -Hey- Hello- 1-Canoe, 2-Land on rock, 3-Try to fish, 4-Wake up after snooze, 5-Wonder went frickin' canoe went.6- Wait for next tidal shift & in hope of canoe returnal.

Mury

Muffa- I find that your overall knowledge of Glen Island- its past and present- is far beyond any research that I have compiled. Please keep in touch.

Danielle

I will be married at Glen Island in October of 09. Does anyone know how I can gain access to the castle for some photo ops?

Thanks!

Lisa

The castle is the boathouse for the Iona College and Sarah Lawrence College rowing teams. You cannot gain access to the inside of the castle, however you can surly take advantage of the outside, as well as, the dungeon and the well behind the castle.

John Starin

Glen Island was originally created in 1879 as a summer resort for a business representative named John H. Starin.
Originally, the park consisted of a zoo, museum and beach. The German Rhineland castle was created to serve as a beer garden and restaurant. (It was not a Revolutionary War anything!)

Sandy Klumack

Was browsing and found this site and pictures. As I child I went to Daylight Day Camp (Bronx) and we spend our days at Glen Island. We used to climb onto the cannon and look over the "Sound" and swam at the beach, Also went to the casino and played on the grounds there. Very fond memories of camp and the island.

Bill Johnson

When I was a young lad in 1945 Ft Slocum was my last duty station with the Air Force in 1945. It was than a storage place for Air Force documents. Taking the small ferry boat from the slip at New Rochelle and to the right was the Glen Island Casino with the sounds of music. I still remember after all these years

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