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Old 03-18-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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Seems like its the same town masquerading around with a different name. Kind of like when 25a changes names in every town but it's still 25a. Fort Salonga is still North port and kings park. They should make it less confusing for people and make your Zip code your address.

Better yet, the USPS should create a "Fort Salonga, NY ?????" ZIP Code postal zone, so that the good folks living in the Hamlet of Fort Salonga can have their community name as part of their mailing address.

minesbroken, this situation is not unique to Fort Salonga, and On LI, You Ain't Where You Think You Are may help you understand the great geographic confusions caused by non-conforming ZIP Code postal zones.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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Someone really needs to educate the good folds of Fort Salonga ASAP on the exact borders of their hamlet before something terrible happens. It's amazing these good folks are able to even get from their homes to the rest of the world without driving into the LI Sound.
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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Default Greenspan is right.

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Wrong or not, I don't think you will convince the citizenry. People generally refer to Northport as both the incorporated and unincorporated areas. This would be the village of Northport, plus a couple of blocks south of Route 25A, the west side of Waterside Avenue, and the Crab Meadow section. I know it drive you nuts, but that's the way it is here.
I hate to agree with Greenspan, because I think his maps wedged into the middle of coherent discussions annoying, but it is the job of the paper to refer to the true geographical location. Newspaper communicate formally. It would be alright, however, if the paper noted the official location, and added the commonly understood name of the location.

You are both correct, the question is to what standard the paper should be held, and Greenspan is right.
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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Plus, I'm sure the relatively middle class residents of Crab Meadow would be excited to learn they really live in Fort Salonga.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:13 PM
 
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Better yet, the USPS should create a "Fort Salonga, NY ?????" ZIP Code postal zone, so that the good folks living in the Hamlet of Fort Salonga can have their community name as part of their mailing address.

minesbroken, this situation is not unique to Fort Salonga, and On LI, You Ain't Where You Think You Are may help you understand the great geographic confusions caused by non-conforming ZIP Code postal zones.
They could keep the same ZIP codes, even. I'm sure it wouldn't make a difference. I'm also sure some people would be really POed about it, others would probably be happy. Too much $$$$ and small minds involved, unfortunately.

I did read about a year ago that the Census Bureau was looking to make CDP boundaries reflect more commonly understood community boundaries (based on ZIP codes) so we might see some big changes next year.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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It looks like the stacks are in Fort Salonga.
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