Long Island is a large, densely populated island in southeastern New York State. Stretching east from New York City, its Atlantic Coast highlights include Jones Beach State Park, Fire Island and Montauk Point State Park. On the east end, the North Fork is home to wineries, and the Hamptons are towns characterised by upscale homes, trendy restaurants and antique shops. Long Island’s many historical attractions include Sagamore Hill, the home of President Theodore Roosevelt from 1885 to 1919, the Walt Whitman Birthplace, which honours the American poet and the nearby Heckscher Museum of Art, which displays works by artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Man Ray. On the north shore, the “Gold Coast” is home to mansions built by elite families such as the Vanderbilts and is said to have inspired the setting for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby.”


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