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Old 07-23-2009, 11:52 PM
 
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All I know is I am thinking about my future here, and the more I see in places like Westchester, the more I want to leave Long Island for good. It seems we just cant do anything right here.
I am absolutely sure I could also find dislikes of Long Island if I looked hard and long enough. But where are you gonna find a place where the people are so much fun ?
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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Having grown up on LI since the age of 4, I was all over the place -- we were not wealthy by any means -- and spent plenty of time upstate and in NJ visiting friends and relatives. My dad always mad a point of having us leave a little earlier than necessary -- we were ahead of traffic and had time to 'explore' while on our way. Prior to my family retiring down to Florida, I could count on one hand the number of times I had been there.

I do admit to avoiding visiting up or out of state on holidays -- the traffic is killer, no sugar coating the truth. I recall it taking me 7.5 hours to get from Albany to Massapequa one Thanksgiving Eve. It was INSANE!!!

Even now, my friends and I are on and off LI frequently(not just to Florida LOL). Can we be the minority?
No way a minority.... I spend not less than 15 weekends in a year outside long island.... the driving, the traffic, the tolls are all bad, but hey don't let it spoil the fun with friends and family.... on the way back, the moment I hit LIE it feels like I'm home (even though I have to drive another hour on LIE !!)
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Been to Tampa, St. Pete's, Sarasota, Bradeton (all family/friends homes), Orlando, Miami, Key West. Yes, it IS miserable Florida.

I agree. Get me outta here!
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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It is true it is harder to take CAR trips to other places in the Northeast or Mid Atlantic when you live on Long Island it simply takes an extra hour or more to get to the mainland.

Still we have great beaches, fishing, quaint villages and golf right here --- unlike most suburban areas which are strictly bedroom communities, Long Island is part bedroom part resort.

We also have good rail transport to one of the greatest cities in the world.

Finally we also have good AIR traveling options with two major airports (although I hate LaGuardia) and a third and my favorite -- LI Mac.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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It is true it is harder to take CAR trips to other places in the Northeast or Mid Atlantic when you live on Long Island it simply takes an extra hour or more to get to the mainland.

Still we have great beaches, fishing, quaint villages and golf right here --- unlike most suburban areas which are strictly bedroom communities, Long Island is part bedroom part resort.

We also have good rail transport to one of the greatest cities in the world.

Finally we also have good AIR traveling options with two major airports (although I hate LaGuardia) and a third and my favorite -- LI Mac.
<3 Good Ole Macky-boy! Love that place.
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:07 AM
 
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You must mean LUV that place...Southwest is the best!
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:20 AM
 
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I really dont know why some ppl abbreviate people.
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