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Old 03-08-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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I love the Rangers ! I watch every game down here. Thank god for NHL center ice...
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:03 PM
Status: "Wasting away in Wastebury" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Westbury,NY
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I usually dont chime in on these threads but I am really urging you to consider NOT moving to Long Island.
It's not the same place it was years ago, it has become very much like the Los Angeles of the east, with gangs, illegals, crime, and congestion.
Tampa Bay aint no picnic either, perhaps you could look in the Carolinas or elsewhere, perhaps New Jersey.
Most will deny what's happened to LI (because they are in a state of denial or have financial incentives to promote the place) but trust me I've spent nearly 35 years of my life here and it's changed so much for the worse.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Dead end - Long Island,
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You're insane to come back here.......

____ing insane..... You better come visit for a few weeks and do that with both your eyes open, don't come back here like some teen aged school girl with a crush....
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:15 AM
 
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Just because some don't like it on the Island doesn't mean everyone has too.

I asked a simple question. Which was answered.

Thank you for your negative opinion...
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Dead end - Long Island,
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I don't care..... do what you want... visit with both eyes open...

Negative....how about truth
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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I don't care..... do what you want... visit with both eyes open...

Negative....how about truth

Why are you here if it sucks so bad? Seriously. You could obviously lower your costs by moving nearly anywhere else but you stay here.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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I usually dont chime in on these threads but I am really urging you to consider NOT moving to Long Island.
It's not the same place it was years ago, it has become very much like the Los Angeles of the east, with gangs, illegals, crime, and congestion.
Tampa Bay aint no picnic either, perhaps you could look in the Carolinas or elsewhere, perhaps New Jersey.
Most will deny what's happened to LI (because they are in a state of denial or have financial incentives to promote the place) but trust me I've spent nearly 35 years of my life here and it's changed so much for the worse.
..... wha.... wait, what? I know there's a bit more crime, some of the bad areas are spreading and its more crowded... but LA? Have you been to LA or did you just think of the first city that came to your mind?
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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I usually dont chime in on these threads but I am really urging you to consider NOT moving to Long Island.
It's not the same place it was years ago, it has become very much like the Los Angeles of the east, with gangs, illegals, crime, and congestion.
Tampa Bay aint no picnic either, perhaps you could look in the Carolinas or elsewhere, perhaps New Jersey.
Most will deny what's happened to LI (because they are in a state of denial or have financial incentives to promote the place) but trust me I've spent nearly 35 years of my life here and it's changed so much for the worse.
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I don't care..... do what you want... visit with both eyes open...

Negative....how about truth
Question for both of you:

Why don't YOU pack your bags and leave LI, perhaps go to the Carolinas or New Jersey ?!?!?!??!???

"Do as I say, not as I Do" should be set as your both your status'.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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Long island is NOT that bad. I have been to bad areas of the country andlong island is heaven compaired to some places.

I work in huntington and be prepaired for some expensive taxes in this area. I would stick to the Northport area .
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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That's insane, you need to make more than 100K to live on the island. I know things are costly, but don't you think 100K or 65K after tax would be enough to "live" on the island? The OP isn't talking about keeping up with the snobs.....just living.
What do you think an average mortgage is going to be on Long Island? Let's say they want to live in as snobbish an area as Islip, where the median home price is $380,000.

That's a mortgage of $2950 a month with 10% down, 5.25% rate including taxes, PMI, and mortgage (not including home insurance). That would be approx 50% of their take home income. Not many banks are going to offer them a loan, and that's without knowing about any credit card bills, student loans, car loans, or any other debt they will have.

So, yes! Owning will be very difficult for them. Now, if they have a billion dollars in a swiss bank account then it will be much easier. But, I find very few people would even have 10% saved to put down.

Renting would probably cost them $1500/month, so they could definitely afford to rent an apartment.
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