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Old 08-13-2007, 03:18 PM
 
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Thanks for understanding where I'm coming from. Being from Brooklyn does give me a different perspective, so I do have to agree that there probably is a good amount of naivity in me about Long Island, because for me it feels like a dream come true.

I know the dream may very well die for me one day, as well. I hope not, but it often seems that for us mere mortals (unlike those with inherited wealth or a nepotistic safety net) it doesn't usually end all that well.
I dont wanna pee in you cornflakes.
Enjoy the burbs 7brady.

Just know, very much like like Brooklyn and Queens, it was better here many years ago.

Godspeed.

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Old 08-13-2007, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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people are moving off the island left and right (yes, the population of both Nassau and Suffolk) are declining. The supply of houses is quickly outnumbering the demand, pushing the $400K median lower and lower. The average age of LI continues to increase year after year as the younger ones move out.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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oh please...I lived on LI for 31 years! there are many ex-LIers posting in the LI forum.
31 years earns a seat at our table.


JFKs one of the lucky ones to leave.

God bless

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Old 08-13-2007, 03:23 PM
 
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Don't you live upstate and moved there quite some time ago? What are you talking about? Stop trolling.
Its all good GC, you and 7brady are new to the Island.
Enjoy it.

Im here 35 years
It aint the same.

Then again. what is.


Best
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:29 PM
 
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The part of the discussion that I haven't seen here yet is that the generation having the tremendous difficulty finding places to live on Long Island is also the "instant gratification" generation. Why is it that newlyweds have to have a house right away? Why do we have to have two brand new SUV's in the driveway (albeit, probably leased)? Why are we taking vacations in the Caribbean and eating out several times a week? Why are we not saving our money and living beneath our means in pursuit of a dream? That's how our parents made it. This generation has become incredibly spoiled in their approach to life and so many actually believe that they are owed something.

I'm sure this will generate a whole lot of indignation on the part of some and many protests about how hard everyone is working. Nobody said this was going to be easy. Life isn't easy and life isn't fair. People (especially the young) need to learn that. And sometimes it's a hard and costly lesson.
God this argument has been floogged to death.

Would somone plaes crunch the numbers for our ncpd friend.

Does anyone have the energy to dig up the old threads on this .Im fresh outta gas from driving my fleet of suvs to the Carribbean while ignoring my oppressive tax burden.

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Old 08-13-2007, 03:34 PM
 
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'Bout time you moved on to the Connecticut site and start complaining about things up there.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:39 PM
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Long Island's heyday was in the 40s and 50s...

My Dad grew up there...he said todays Long Island is Sicilly meets Cairo.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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About your economics, Clamboy. In the not too distant past, cops made half of what others made on Long Island. I don't know that I heard you voice complaining then.



When?

Grumman?

Please stop.
The LI PDs are overpaid....and you know it.





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Old 08-13-2007, 03:43 PM
 
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people are moving off the island left and right (yes, the population of both Nassau and Suffolk) are declining. The supply of houses is quickly outnumbering the demand, pushing the $400K median lower and lower. The average age of LI continues to increase year after year as the younger ones move out.
Affordabity is the issue.

We cant all be Cops...or can we ?

Hmmmmmmm.
Note the foreshadowing.

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Old 08-13-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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'Bout time you moved on to the Connecticut site and start complaining about things up there.
Not a whole lot of complaining up there....check out the board.

People are pretty satisfied living there and without County govenment too.

Amazing

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