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Old 12-29-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I'm curious as to what exactly people know about Long Island, NY, where I grew up. So many people think the whole island is part of NYC, some people think it's so remotely far away, and some think it's a pretty small island. I've always heard different things.

It actually consists of Brooklyn and Queens, so I'd say about 25% of the island is part of the city limits of NYC. Go about 40 miles east of Queens and it's a fairly urban suburbs (moreso than most suburbs in the country. My friends thought it looks like a city). By the tail end of the island, like the last 20 miles or so, you have farms and wine country. From about the western edge in Brooklyn to Montauk point, it would take you about 4 hours or so to drive.

So what exactly do you know about it? I'm curious. What are your pre-conceived thoughts of it?

Last edited by Bo; 12-30-2008 at 09:12 AM.. Reason: Moved from General US.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:37 PM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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My impression is that it's about as diverse an area as you can pack into an island that size...rich, poor, urban, rural, historical, contemporary and everything in between. I'd hate to have to sum it up in a nutshell...I simply couldn't.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Just curious to see what people not from NY know about it. There are so many pre-conceived ideas about it that it's funny. I'd love to hear them all. Thanks for responding
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Wynnewood, PA/Philadelphia, PA (Temple U)
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Some of the biggest snobs in the entire world, most of which I cannot stand.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:50 PM
 
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Well, I learned that a lot of New Englanders moved to Long Island when it was still being populated. I consider it NYC (how can you not?).
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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^^ Even though only 2 of the 4 counties on the island are actually in NYC?
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:59 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Coming from someone who has only visited Manhattan and Queens, when I think of Long Island I think of suburbs, the Hamptons and Kennedy Airport. I honestly don't know much about Long Island...
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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I consider it NYC (how can you not?).
Um, because most of it is not part of New York City in any way. That's how.

The last time I was on Long Island (not including visits to Brooklyn and Queens), I remember seeing a few farms that still operated as farms. Are they still there?
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Way out east, far from the city.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:29 PM
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I have a couple of relatives from there, sort of, they moved there from the Bronx when they wanted to move out 'of the city'. They eventually retired to Florida, which is where all old crotchety New Yorkers seem to end up (including, apparently, my own relatives). I've never been to Long Island (although I've been to Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan), so I can't claim any first-hand experience with the place.
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