OCTOBER 2018 • LONGISLANDPRESS.COM 61
LUXURY LIVING ON GLEN COVE COAST
“We’ve increased the prices because
the validation is there,” says
Joseph Graziose, executive vice
president of residential development
and construction at RXR Realty,
which developed the Ritz-Carlton
Residences at North Hills. “When I
talk validation, obviously our buyers
have validated that this is a great
project in a great location with a great
developer and they are anxiously
awaiting their move-ins.”
The Garvies Point development
that started more than a decade ago
will soon feature a wide array of
amenities that include waterfront
parks, esplanades, playgrounds, retail,
restaurants and a ferry terminal.
The Beacon is phase one of the project
that also includes Harbor Landing, a
385-unit, two-building rental complex
offering a mix of studios and
one- and two-bedroom residences.
Construction is also underway on 28
acres of public open space, which includes
an educational ecology pier and
restored wetlands. Before the project
began, the 50-acre site on Cove Creek
and adjacent to the Long Island Sound
was blighted land, Graziose notes.
“It was the location of factories many,
many years ago, and the property
sat there for decades underdeveloped
and undernourished,” he says. “We
came along and put together a program.
When we are all done we will
end up with a 56-acre site of which
over 50 percent is going to be open
space with promenades, parks, walkways,
Graziose has a fondness for Glen
Cove. He grew up there and remained
there to raise his family.
“When my children were young
we used to spend our days at Battery
Park City and the World Trade Center
area to rollerblade and picnic,” he recalls.
“It gave us the environment that
was water’s edge, public amenities,
and a communal feel. If this existed
when I was building I would have
saved a lot of gas and stayed in Glen
Cove...I am very proud of what we’ve
The entire Garvies Point project is
set to be completed over the next three
to five years, says Graziose, but The
Beacon will open in December 2019.
“When we are all done we will have
1,100 units where 50 percent will be
for rentals and 50 percent will be for
sale, and then there will be a portion
of commercial and retail space,” he
Buyer Rona Tison, a public relations
executive, and her husband,
an executive with Northwell Health,
purchased a two-bedroom condo
with a rooftop at The Beacon. They
recently relocated from the West
Coast, and what sold them after house
hunting for several months, were the
lifestyle amenities that “other properties
did not have,” she explains.
Some of these include the waterfront,
views, acres of protected
preserve, ferry convenience — Tison
works in Manhattan — the reputation
of the developers RXR, amenities of the
pool, gym, parking, storage, concierge,
the design and concept of Garvies
Point, and the price for the value.
“We decided it was worth the wait,”
says Tison, who lived 18 years in
Manhattan and 15 years in Sonoma,
Calif. “Garvies Point will be a nice
balance of urban living in a scenic
environment that also has a sense of
For more information on The Beacon
at Garvies Point, visit thebeaconatgarviespoint.
com or garviespoint.
com. Debra Quinn Petkanas, Associate
Real Estate Broker at Daniel
Gale Sotheby’s International Realty,
516-674-2000 x 140; or 516-359-3204.
The rooftop deck with stunning waterfront views creates a relaxing ambiance.
Wall-to-wall windows create an elegantly designed interior space
that feels like home.