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What's so unbelievable about that? From what I remember, there wasn't a gate, security checkpoint or whatnot preventing me from driving right into the village. I voted Shoreham anyway. IMO it clearly appears more affluent/exclusive/whatever.
If I could afford to live there I probably wouldn't worry about my commute, I'd just be worried about going stir-crazy living in the middle of nowhere constantly.
Well you don"t have to worry the NYC BANDITS made that impossible
when they moved here.
Its oft confused with other nice parts of town.
Not sure how being 60 miles east of NYC is nowhere, but to each his own.
Love the JC
Right, LOL... and the other guy will be along shortly to rant about how you can get to Manhattan from there in only 68 minutes on a cool autumn night at 4AM with the right headwind when Jupiter is aligned with Mars, low sunspot activity, perfect traffic conditions, tires with a low rolling-resistance and catching all 47 traffic lights on "green"... as long as you had backed your car into the garage and your driveway slopes down at the minimum of a 38 degree angle SO WHY ARE PEOPLE ACTING LIKE SUFFOLK IS SO FAR FROM NYC!??!?!?!
Places like Shoreham, nice as they are, are just a little too far removed from civilization for my personal tastes. For anyone a mere 20 miles west of my front door, I'm sure my neighborhood seems like the boonies too. I'm not upset about it, that's just perspective.
If I won the Mega Millions tomorrow night, my primary address wouldn't be Muttontown or Upper Brookville either. Not into it... don't get the appeal of secluding yourself from other people. Even those towns seem too detached and rural to me, though by your (wacky) definition you should be able take a leak over the border into Queens from them.
It's only cheese ball because you can't afford it.
ps- what a rip off for bumpkin living in No Brookhaven. Better off moving to the boondocks in Ridge and living like a king --so one can cure their inferiority complex...
Just remember, my offer still stands anytime you want to come on up to the boonies and compare real estate portfolios. You keep defending the Riv, the smell of low tide and snarling traffic while i enjoy the fresh air, live the good life and collect rents out here in Brookhaven. Maybe the next time on my way to my pied a terre in manhattan we can meet at the jewel of massapequa, the sunrise mall to discuss.
If this is the case - then why bring down Oakdale for having "cheesy" normal houses too?? even though you said before that there are no coops in Shoreham.
Only glorious north shore towns are entitled to summer homes??
you are missing the point. I'm not knocking the few summer bungelows that are left in Idle hour, that's part of the charm. It is the midcentury high ranches turned victorian/post modern/colonial that makes me gag. Also in areas where lot sizes are tight to maximize the glorious canals the pyramid law would be great. Having homes that tower over their neighbors and cover 98% of the lot doesn't scream high end living to me.
I like both areas for different reasons as I stated in my OP. you can keep hating on Ridge but frankly I'm not that one that hates where they currently live. Just remember- no matter where you go, there you are.
So to recap, we're all in agreement that Oakdale > any Brookhaven turd-hole, yes?
By a long shot.
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