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View Poll Results: LI VS RI
Long Island 21 63.64%
Rhode Island 12 36.36%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-07-2010, 12:59 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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(Queens & Brooklyn not included)

Sure, one is a state and one is a region of a state, but the similarities are quite uncanny.

Newport County is a ritzy beach resort area
The Hamptons is a ritzy beach resort are

Both are vastly suburban for the most part.

Providence being a capital city of RI can be quite unfair since LI doesn't really have any prominent urban city, though I'm sure some of the denser communities near Queens can make up for it. (the town of Hempstead is much bigger than Providence, but that's obviously not "A city")

Rhode Island is close to Boston
Long Island is close to NYC

Both have a similar vibe, I always thought Suffolk County resembled New England more so than the whole NYC metropolotian area.

Anyway, I just thought I'd give these two a shout out, I love them both- But I give LI the nod
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:25 AM
 
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Good one,overall I would really only live in Providence in RI,No one who belongs in Newport stays there for more than a couple months a year LI has a lot more places I wouldn't mind living.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:35 AM
 
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This ones easy:

Strong Island.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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North fork of the east end of long Island is probably closer to Boston than NYC and has a very New England Flavor.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Long Island.

I have to agree that parts of Suffolk County could pass for New England, it has to do with the history. Fishers Island practically is New England.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Long Island.

I have to agree that parts of Suffolk County could pass for New England, it has to do with the history. Fishers Island practically is New England.
considering the only way to get to Fishers Island is through Conneticut
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I have an affinity for Rhode Island. Newport is my favorite coastal New England seaport city. There are so many well preserved homes from 18th century colonial times near downtown, the waterfront and harbor are beautiful, Newport Bridge is a nice spectacle, and the mansions are probably the best example of gilded age opulence. Providence is a nice medium sized city well located between Boston and New York with an excellent dining scene for Italian, Seafood, and Portuguese food. It's also a premier college town with Ivy League - Brown, Johnson & Wales for culinary, and RI school of design for the arts. Block Island is my favorite Island, offering the tranquility and beauty of Marthas Vineyard without the astronomical costs and crowds. Plenty of attractive beaches on RI's south shore as well.

Overall I think Rhode offers a lot of the same amenities Long Island and Massachusetts could boast about, in a smaller, less crowded, and more affordable environment. It definitely is not without flaws though. Consistently high unemployment, famous for political corruption, and a bit of a strange accent (Good Will Hunting meets Linda from Coffee Tawk). Yes some of them do really talk like Peter and Lois Griffin.

I can't comment thoroughly on Long Island as I've only been on a few short visits. The eastern end of it is the best, Montauk is gorgeous. The Hamptons are a bit over the top, Newport is more inviting in my opinion. Western Long Island (Nassua County) didn't seem all that special, just a lot of mid 20th century suburban sprawl. Honestly I think New Jersey has more appeal, so does Rhode Island.

Block Island, RI is so nice I'm compeled to share some pictures


block island (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpcsail/6075847413/ - broken link) by dpcsail (http://www.flickr.com/people/dpcsail/ - broken link), on Flickr


Block Island North Lighthouse (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27104981@N06/5391395741/ - broken link) by stp243 (http://www.flickr.com/people/27104981@N06/ - broken link), on Flickr


Block Island 2007 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dangramm/2476692506/ - broken link) by Dan Gramm (http://www.flickr.com/people/dangramm/ - broken link), on Flickr


Block Island Beach (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trilbyyates/2652105653/ - broken link) by trilby_yates (http://www.flickr.com/people/trilbyyates/ - broken link), on Flickr

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