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View Poll Results: Do they have a lot in common?
Yes 4 6.78%
A little bit 19 32.20%
No 36 61.02%
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:11 AM
Location: now nyc
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Originally Posted by ThinkingElsewhere View Post
I don't think LA and Long Island have much in common at all, just by the fact that one is the second largest city in the U.S. and the other is a suburb of NYC. Long Island vs. OC is a better comparison.
If LI (minus the nyc parts) incorporated itself into a city like LA did then it would have 2.9mil...which is not much smaller than LA
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by LongIslandPerson View Post
If LI (minus the nyc parts) incorporated itself into a city like LA did then it would have 2.9mil...which is not much smaller than LA
So you are trying to make a comparison between LI and L.A. proper, not just vaguely the "Los Angeles area" or Southern California. In which case, no, there's no Los Angeles on Long Island. You could possibly piece together patches of the Valley, Calabasas, Holmby Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes, for example, to kind of make a narrow case but it still would be a poor analogy. Even if it were a broad comparison, you could do that with any urban area too, like the Bay AREA or ChicagoLAND.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:44 AM
Location: Los Angeles
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I'm african american and my brother lives on LI in this horrible town called Farmingdale. I visited him a few times and the people reminded me of Archie & Edith Bunker. It felt like I was back in time. My brother is trying his best to get out. I've been to parts of LI and I see very little in common with LA.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:41 AM
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I know this thread is older, but I just came across it because I am 17 and living on Long Island and was curious about how it compared to LA. I've been to LA before, but it was years ago so I remember little about the trip. I'm posting just to clarify that since I've lived on Long Island almost my entire life, I think I can attest to some of what the other posters are saying. I would DEFINETLY agree that Long Island is majorly white. In fact, the town I live in, Hauppauge, is 84% White, 6% Asian, 6% Hispanic, 2% Black, and 2% other. And my friends and I have had actual, non-sarcastic conversations about how overrun by black people our school is getting. We feel like we see Asians EVERYWHERE and yet it is only 6 measly percent of our population. It really is funny now that I think about it, because we really don't see just how white we are compared to the rest of the nation and the world. Everyone on Long Island says the same thing; we live in our own little bubble, completely different from real life. And we absolutely love it. We LOVE our little bubble. My father is from Morocco, which is an arab country in northern Africa that borders Spain, and yet all of my friends love to tease me and call me their black friend because the level of diversity is so low here that they see arab Africa and black Africa as one and the same. I am not a racist. At all. But, I will be the first to admit that people of color sometimes make me nervous. It is obviously because I live where I do, where people leave their doors unlocked and their garages open because nothing bad EVER happens to ANYBODY here. Seriously. Nothing. Ever. This feeling of resentment and uneasyness when faced with a culturally diverse environment is not something I am proud of, but hopefully when I go to college (if I get into my first choice, it will be Northeastern University in Boston, which is 15% international students), I will be exposed to the "real world" and realize that my little bubble maybe safe but it's not nearly as amazing as the rest of what the world has to offer.
THIS type of outlook I think is the biggest and most important difference between LA and LI.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:36 PM
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What a weird comparison to make.
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