Gloversville was originally acquired by Sir William Johnson (an important New York official) and is also known as Kingsborough In the year of 1752 it was purchased (including the city) by Arent Stevens. Gloversville was incorporated as a village in 1851 and was a settlement for the Puritans from New England during the 18th century. Gloversville became the official name after the establishment of a US Post Office in 1828.

Many years ago it was branded the nickname Stump City due to the numerous tree stumps, which were result of clearing for development. It had once been considered the Glove and Leather capitol of the world before the majority of the industry moved overseas.

During that time, many homes in the area housed components of the business. At home workers sewed the gloves from leather that had been cut in the local factories. Every single aspect of the industry was supported and supplied by fringe businesses such as box makers, thread dealers, sewing machine repairmen, and more. Although Gloversville still produces gloves and leather it is on a much smaller scale then previous years.


The Lowdown

Although glovers, tanners and leather dressers are just a small shadow of a once booming industry, most of the current residents can trace back nearly several generations of involvement with the “Glove Cities” tradition. Currently, the Fulton County Museum houses a display to allow locals and visitors to remember the once dominating craft of those that made Gloversville and the surrounding area a world renowned leader in leather as well as glove making.

Good To Know

Gloversville is a neighbor to Amsterdam and Johnstown as well. It has a small music scene and is very active in supporting its small base of local musicians and businesses. Many buildings remain from the manufacturing days of the past and the town has a great sense of pride and history



All American Restaurant

Greystone Inn

Harold’s Restaurant & Lounge

Jamie Scott’s Downtowner Restaurant

New York Lunch

Northward Inn

Plaza Pizza Italian Bistro

Rail Yard Restaurant

Teri Lynn’s Restaurant

Wildfire Pizza Company


Aaron’s Irish Pub

Backyard Jack’s

The Caboose

The Cellar

Dave’s Sports Bar

Doc’s Remedy Inn

Fire & Ice Food and Spirits

Hour Glass

Quig’s Bar & Restaurant

Rocky’s Tavern


Tip Top Tavern

The Upper Deck

Wildfire Pizza Company





J & G Apartments

14 Foster Road
Gloversville, NY 12078-1004

(518) 725-6101

Kingsboro Apartments

34 South Main Street
Gloversville, NY 12078-3823

(518) 725-6200

Petoff Gardens Apts

305 County Highway 155
Gloversville, NY 12078-6980

(518) 883-3889






Dick & Peg’s Northward Inn

2260 State Highway 29A
Gloversville, NY 12078

(518) 725-6440

Doc’s Remedy Inn

237 Bleecker Street

Gloversville, NY 12078-1501

(518) 773-7455

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Al’s Pizzeria

201 North Main Street
Gloversville, NY 12078-2131

(518) 725-8816

Anthony’s Brick Oven Pizza

253 North Main Street
Gloversville, NY 12078-2134

(518) 725-9800

Buck’s Pizza

23 South Main Street
Gloversville, NY 12078-3807

(518) 773-8200

132 West Fulton Street
Gloversville, NY 12078-2800

(518) 725-1100

Fat Bellie’s

130 North Pine Street
Gloversville, NY 12078-5921

(518) 725-9866

Giana’s Pizza & Pasta

98 Spring Street
Gloversville, NY 12078-2806

(518) 773-3710

Godfather’s Pizza

285 North Comrie Avenue
Johnstown, NY 12095-1501

(518) 762-6214
House of Pizza

219 5th Ave Ext
Gloversville, NY 12078-1814

(518) 725-9400

Leonzo’s Pizza

132 East Fulton Street
Gloversville, NY 12078-3220

(518) 725-0712
Pizza Hut

195 2nd Avenue
Gloversville, NY 12078

(518) 725-6888


Pizza Joint

151 North Main Street
Gloversville, NY 12078-3014

(518) 725-0011
Plaza’a Italian Bistro

130 North Pine Street
Gloversville, NY 12078-5921

(518) 725-4007





Cab Co

449 Steele Ave Ext
Gloversville, NY 12078-5717

(518) 725-8294

Express Taxi

6 Washington Street
Gloversville, NY 12078-3900

(518) 725-6780

Glove City Taxi

25 Forest Street
Gloversville, NY 12078-3954

(518) 773-7575