LI landmark could face wrecking ball

A Long Island landmark that is also a tourist attraction and a popular movie location could face the wrecking ball. Nearly a century after it

Nearly a century after it was built, the Hempstead House in Sands Point is in need of millions of dollars to save it from years of neglect.

Nearly a century after it was built, the Hempstead House in Sands Point is in need of millions of dollars to save it from years of neglect. (11/16/15)

SANDS POINT - A Long Island landmark that is also a tourist attraction and a popular movie location could face the wrecking ball.

Nearly a century after it was built, the Hempstead House in Sands Point is in need of millions of dollars to save it from years of neglect.

Karlie Hagedorn, chairman of the Friends of the Sand Point Preserve, says work at the Hempstead House in the last year revealed damage to the building that was higher than the county had anticipated.

The $1 million Nassau County secured in a state grant for the initial renovation is a drop in the bucket compared to the $20 million Hagedorn says the repair job calls for.

Hagedorn says the house, which is one of four mansions on a 216-acre preserve, is vital to keeping the rest of the preserve afloat.

The Friends of the Sands Point Preserve is teaming up with Atelier Swarovski crystal to host a cocktail party this Thursday. That kicks off a three-day fine art jewelry fundraiser taking place this weekend.

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Hempstead House

Friends of the Sands Point Preserve will partner with Atelier Swarovski and Glenn Bradford Fine Jewelry for a ‘Shop for a Cause’ event on Nov. 19 - 22 to launch an awareness campaign to raise essential capital funds to restore Hempstead House, an historic Gold Coast mansion on the Sands Point Preserve, a 216-acre Nassau County park. 

The event kicks off with an invitation-only cocktail reception on Thursday, Nov. 19, hosted by fashion icon Iris Apfel and sponsored by Atelier Swarovski. Glenn Bradford’s 14th Annual “Shop for a Cause” opens its doors to the public on Friday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. A portion of its proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Sands Point Preserve to support the Campaign to Save Hempstead House.

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