Newsday | February 26th, 2022
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman is calling on the U.S. government to expel Russian diplomats from the Killenworth estate in Glen Cove, although the State Department says the property is a United Nations residence that’s outside federal jurisdiction.
Newsday | November 16th, 2017
A nearly century-old mansion on Long Island’s North Shore is still the focus of a diplomatic dispute between the United States and Russia that has lingered from shortly before President Donald Trump took office.
In addition to the Elmcroft Estate, the Soviet Union bought the Killenworth mansion on Dosoris Lane in nearby Glen Cove in 1946, according to a Newsday story from that year. The 26,459-square-foot house was built in 1912 by philanthropist and Standard Oil heir George Dupont Pratt. The property hasn’t been part of sanctions during the diplomatic tiff.