Dedicated to the preservation of Long Island's 'gold coast' estates and other things old.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Old Long Island Turns 6!
Today marks the sixth anniversary of the creation of Old Long Island. Coming in three days short of the 1,700th post, up to now there have been over 450 estates/residences featured, over ten thousand photos uploaded, over 450,000 visitors and almost 2.9 million page views. It's about now that I usually remark that I hope to have enough material to keep going for another so many years... but I am honestly amazed it has lasted this long. When adjusted for visitors who came and left immediately (the 'bounce rate'), Old Long Island has had over 200,000 people spend an average of over 7 minutes on the site during the last six years. As I said last year, my plan is to continue to post something new for as long as I possess something new. Thank you to everyone who visits frequently, infrequently, likes to comment or stay silent, has sent me an email or something to post...I couldn't have gotten it this far without all the help. Above, my dog Otto sitting in front of the now badly damaged garden wall at 'Spring Hill', the Henry Carnegie Phipps estate in Old Westbury. Merry Christmas everyone!