Development Good For Local Economy


Many people understand the tremendous positive impact Garvies Point will have on our community, but I think it’s important they know how this project is already contributing to our local economy.

I am the owner of Maccarone Plumbing & Heating, a small business that has served Glen Cove for more than 40 years. When the developer of Garvies Point, RXR Glen Isle Partners, wanted to build a new welcome center for the project, ours was one of several Glen Cove-based contractors they turned to.

While I can only speak for myself, it means something that they could have taken their business anywhere and chose to keep it in Glen Cove. This is a sign of great things to come. When construction really gets underway, it will create so many opportunities for businesses like mine. This is how jobs are created. This is what sustains our middle class. And it is just the beginning. After the project is built, Glen Cove will only continue to benefit, with new investment, new revenue and new economic opportunity.

I’m proud to be part of this project early on, and look forward to one day being able to say Maccarone had a hand in creating Garvies Point, the project that helped Glen Cove reclaim its waterfront.

—John Maccarone
Owner, Maccarone Plumbing & Heating


  1. Do you expect similar results as to those brought by the TWO Avalon projects? Perhaps you laid pipe and received a benefit from those projects as well, but do you believe they benefited the community? If so, how?

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