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Old 03-17-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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Default Another NEWSDAY geographic goof, "Northport resident halts Crab Meadow demolition project"

Another example of NEWSDAY mistaking the community name in a place's mailing address for the community in which that place is located:

Northport resident halts Crab Meadow demolition project (http://www.newsday.com/services/newspaper/printedition/tuesday/news/ny-licrab176072300mar17,0,1062187.story - broken link)


In the first paragraph, the article states, "The Town of Huntington's demolition of the archway at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport ... "

Crab Meadow Beach is in Fort Salonga ("Northport, NY 11768" mailing address).

In other words, if you want to send a letter to Crab Meadow Beach, you would address this letter to "Northport, NY 11768"; however, if you want to actually go to Crab Meadow Beach, you would go to Fort Salonga.

It is important to understand that Fort Salonga is one of those many villages and hamlets on Long Island where none of the places in the community have the hamlet name in their mailing address.


For those who may not be familiar with Fort Salonga:

Fort Salonga is a hamlet (an unincorporated area) partly in the northeast part of the Town Huntington and partly in the northwest part of the Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County.

Beginning on the north and moving in a clockwise direction, the Hamlet of Fort Salonga in the Towns of Huntington and Smithtown is bordered on the north by Long Island Sound; on the east by the Hamlet of Kings Park in the Town of Smithtown; on the south by the Hamlet of Commack in the Town of Smithtown and the Town of Huntington, by the Hamlet of East Northport in the Town of Huntington; and, on the west by the Village of Northport and the Village of Asharoken in the Town of Huntington.





It is important to understand that Fort Salonga is one of those many villages and hamlets on Long Island where none of the places in the community have the hamlet name in their mailing address: places in the Hamlet of Fort Salonga have a "Northport, NY 11768" and "Kings Park, NY 11754" mailing address.


For a good set of town-by-town maps showing all the villages and hamlets in each of LI's 13 towns (3 in Nassau County and 10 in Suffolk County): Excellent Long Island Geographic Resource
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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Do you forward these concerns to Newsday? If so, what is their response?
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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Common usage by area residents is that Fort Salonga on the west side ends at Makamah Road. So while Newsday was technically incorrect, they identified Crab Meadow Beach's location in a way that is familiar to the locals.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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Common usage by area residents is that Fort Salonga on the west side ends at Makamah Road. So while Newsday was technically incorrect, they identified Crab Meadow Beach's location in a way that is familiar to the locals.

Those locals are wrong.

According to the official map published by the Suffolk County Planning Department as directed to do so by the New York State Secretary of State, only those who own or rent property in the Village of Northport can honestly claim that they are in Northport.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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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.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:10 PM
 
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who cares?
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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Do you forward these concerns to Newsday? If so, what is their response?
well?
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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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 would think that a professional real estate agent would have a professional obligation to correct this error, and inform these good folks of the correct geography.

But, that's just me.
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:06 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.
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