The Great Gatsby

In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, Gatsby and Nick live in West Egg, the Buchanans live in East Egg, and Jay spends many a night gazing across the bay at the green light at the end of Daisy's dock.  But what separates Jay from Daisy is more than water.

Fitzgerald's imaginary locations were based on places he knew.  The action is in Long Island, in the road to New York, and in the city itself.  West Egg is Great Neck (at Kings Point); East Egg is Port Washington (at Sands Point), and tonight we spend on a mooring almost in the middle between the two, in Manhasset Bay, Gatsby's impassable gulf.


The map is interactive.  Pan east to see Oyster Bay; pan west to see New York.