New York

Long Island and New York city play a huge role in the novel.  Here are some resources to help you get to know the places a little better in relation to The Great Gatsby.

Long Island, New York:

This is a map of where most of the novel takes place


Come to Long Island’s Gold Coast and take a step back in time to the 1920s when neighbors at the upper echelon of high society strove to out-do each other in terms of lavish, castle-like mansions and gardens of European caliber.


Article comparing the wealthy Hamptons of today with Fitzgerald’s Long Island, as depicted in “Gatsby.”

Article on Great Neck, L.I., and how it has been depicted by Fitzgerald and others.

Article on the Fitzgeralds’ home and their life on Long Island.



New York City, New York:

A guide to the places in New York that were mentioned in the novel.


Walking Off the Big Apple
From The Great Gatsby: Nick Carraway's walk, a slideshow and a map