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Old 08-15-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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You could try Westchester County , there really trying to attract the Younger Generations with a County wide Transit plan , bike lanes , Urban Renewal plan for its Cities and its working so far White Plains , New Rochelle , Mount Vernon , and Yonkers have all grown steadily...over the past decade... New Jersey is making all its current and future Transit / Rail communities Transit Orinated with Walkable towns , the program has been in place since the 80s and is very successful. Long Island has very little Urban pockets to make attractive...
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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You could try Westchester County , there really trying to attract the Younger Generations with a County wide Transit plan , bike lanes , Urban Renewal plan for its Cities and its working so far White Plains , New Rochelle , Mount Vernon , and Yonkers have all grown steadily...over the past decade... New Jersey is making all its current and future Transit / Rail communities Transit Orinated with Walkable towns , the program has been in place since the 80s and is very successful. Long Island has very little Urban pockets to make attractive...
Now that's progressiveness!!

Hows the COL in Westchester?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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You could try Westchester County , there really trying to attract the Younger Generations with a County wide Transit plan , bike lanes , Urban Renewal plan for its Cities and its working so far White Plains , New Rochelle , Mount Vernon , and Yonkers have all grown steadily...over the past decade... New Jersey is making all its current and future Transit / Rail communities Transit Orinated with Walkable towns , the program has been in place since the 80s and is very successful. Long Island has very little Urban pockets to make attractive...
Thank God for that!
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Now that's progressiveness!!

Hows the COL in Westchester?
Whats COL?
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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Obviously you are the one thinking in the 1950s. I hate to inform you but Grumman is gone..so is Republic...and so is all the small industry that thrived on Long Island. So accept that it is a suburb of NYC and will not be some economic powerhouse on its own.

Many cities have suburbs that don't need to worry about Coliseums...and where their disenfranchised youth are going to live...and how to revive crumbling and useless downtown areas..

Come to grips that you can't change lead into gold. Long Island is a bedroom suburb of NY...and it would work just fine like that if the pie-in-the sky thinkers and power hungry pols would just stop trying to "improve" everything.
Your shortsightedness would be precious if it weren't so real and entrenched. Many thriving and growing areas started out in different forms; bedroom communities, desert, miltary bases, distressed cities. Business friendly development turned them around. Austin keeps sitting atop the polls of #1 cities, yet it was a sleepy dirt town 25 years ago. Now it's got a rich blend of high tech development, youth from the university, medical industry, strong housing and employment, tourism. Same for Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, Raleigh and a dozen others. Suffolk actually toys with the idea of a biotech incubator w/ CSH, Brookhaven and Stonybrook and there is potential there. Nassau has nothing and no will to change, mostly because of dried up old coots who can't deal with any positive change beyond 55+ apartments and strip malls. Military contractors have come and gone around the country for years. Forward thinking communities invite new enterprise, youth, culture and level the playing field for small business development. Here it's "we're a bedroom community of NYC, anything else is pie in the sky" or "you can't open that business unless you petition the board for variances for 7.8809 parking spaces as per town code...fill out this form in quadruplicate, have each copy notarized by a separte witness and pay the fee and we'll notify you by mail in 3-6 months with our decision." "Nah, I think I'll move my business somewhere else."

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Old 08-15-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Whats COL?
Cost of living.

Mostly expensive when it comes to Westchester.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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IF you work in the city then there is no point. I work in suffolk county. IF you work in suffolk county then you can find cheaper housing on long island.

I got my condo for $155k. Also patchogue just approved the 4 corners project and has the artist condos that just opened up.

So if you dont have to travel out to queens everyday you can find cheaper housing in suffolk .
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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Your shortsightedness would be precious if it weren't so real and entrenched. Many thiriving and growing areas started out in different forms; bedroom communities, desert, miltary bases, distressed cities. Business friendly development turned them around. Austin keeps sitting atop the polls of #1 cities, yet it was a sleepy dirt town 25 years ago. Now it's got a rich blend of high tech development, youth from the university, medical industry, strong housing and employment, tourism. Same for Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, Raleigh and a dozen others. Suffolk actually toys with the idea of a biotech incubator w/ CSH, Brookhaven and Stonybrook and there is potential there. Nassau has nothing and no will to change, mostly because of dried up old coots who can't deal with any positive change beyond 55+ apartments and strip malls. Military contractors have come and gone around the country for years. Forward thinking communities invite new enterprise, youth, culture and level the playing field for small business development. Here it's "we're a bedroom community of NYC, anything else is pie in the sky" or "you can't open that business unless you petition the board for variances for 7.8809 parking spaces as per town code...fill out this form in quadruplicate, have each copy notarized by a separte witness and pay the fee and we'll notify you by mail in 3-6 months with our decision." "Nah, I think I'll move my business somewhere else."
Nice pipedream.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Cost of living.

Mostly expensive when it comes to Westchester.
Depends on where you live , but 1200$ can get you a decent apartment in Yonkers , White Plains , New Rochelle or Mount Vernon. I know alot of people who have apartments in all those cities listed for 900-1500$. Aside from the cost of living , you can live Car - Free in Westchester , The bus system covers the entire county and runs every 20 mins.... There are plenty of things to see and do in Westchester and the big ski mountains are an hr away....
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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2 simple words...

HELL NO
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