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Old 02-22-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Personally I think the big H jumped the shark when it lost IMAC and the Rose and Thistle.
; (

Doesnt mean it sucks.
Still a great drinkin' town!


Crooks
When they knocked that place down my nephew said to my sister

"mom, what happened here?!" and my sister said "they paved paradise, and put up a parking lot".

That was a sad day when they got rid of my old stomping grounds!
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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Yes, do tell. Strangest thing I've ever heard in relation to the village of Huntington.
I agree.

Huntington Station maybe but the Village?????

No way.

Crooks
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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When they knocked that place down my nephew said to my sister

"mom, what happened here?!" and my sister said "they paved paradise, and put up a parking lot".

That was a sad day when they got rid of my old stomping grounds!

Best Brunch on LI too.

LOVED it.

Crooks
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:31 PM
 
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I really don't know why. Just didn't feel comfortable walking around. Having grown up in some less than genteel neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Im not one of those long islanders that wet their pants when they leave the safety of their own town but something about Huntington didn't make me feel at ease.
Maybe it's colonial era ghosts that are scaring you? Huntington had it quite rough during the Revolutionary War: http://town.huntington.ny.us/permit_pics/215.pdf

Seriously though, there's no reason to feel ill-at-ease there. It's a very safe and very well patrolled area.

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Best Brunch on LI too.

LOVED it.

Crooks
Well I'm glad we agree on something. R&T was a great place and is sorely missed. The loss of IMAC was also a big hit.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:48 AM
 
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Maybe it's colonial era ghosts that are scaring you? Huntington had it quite rough during the Revolutionary War: http://town.huntington.ny.us/permit_pics/215.pdf

Seriously though, there's no reason to feel ill-at-ease there. It's a very safe and very well patrolled area.



Well I'm glad we agree on something. R&T was a great place and is sorely missed. The loss of IMAC was also a big hit.

Indeed we do...I LOVED R&T
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Northport
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I'm not familiar with Sayville,but yes, Babylon, Northport, and Port Jeff all have very nice (but considerably smaller) downtown areas. Still there just isn't a comparison. It's apples and oranges. There just isn't another place on LI with over 100 restaurants, bars, art galleries, shops, cinema, etc...all within walking distance. The idea of "nostalgic" locals" is even more absurd considering many of the world class gourmet restaurants opened in the last decade or so.

Northport also has great restaurants (Maroni is a personal favorite), but there are only 3, 4, maybe 5. Likewise, I've had lovely dinners at The Fifth Season in PJ, but it's one of, what, 15 maybe 20 restaurants in the village? I don't mean to be disparaging, I just don't see the competition (or exactly understand why there needs to be a competition).

You went on to imply that the Huntington's schools were so unbearable that a family could never put down roots there. I found this to increadibly misleading in a thread advising an out-of-towner.


Huntington is bustling.
PJ, Oyster Bay, Northport are sleepy and 'charming'.

It depends on what you are looking for.

I don't understand why every time someone recommends Huntington, it is slammed along with school district in favor of 3V. At this point if I was from out of the area, I would think the streets are paved with gold in PJ and 3V from some of these threads.

I have lived in Huntington for years and have never felt unsafe anywhere in town. Hunt. Station I am definitely more aware of who is around me and avoid certain areas..
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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Huntington is bustling.
PJ, Oyster Bay, Northport are sleepy and 'charming'.

It depends on what you are looking for.

I don't understand why every time someone recommends Huntington, it is slammed along with school district in favor of 3V. At this point if I was from out of the area, I would think the streets are paved with gold in PJ and 3V from some of these threads.

I have lived in Huntington for years and have never felt unsafe anywhere in town. Hunt. Station I am definitely more aware of who is around me and avoid certain areas..
That's because Crookhaven replies to all these threads, no one else is actually saying that LOL....and aside from PJ or 3V schools, I think Huntington SD compares very favorably to most districts that far out on the island.

Port Jefferson isn't exactly sleepy either, but it always seems like a touristy, yuppie crowd when it does get busy. Huntington is a much better mix, IMO. You get people from all over the island, but they've been hanging out there for years and aren't concerned with shopping for trinkets like fancy candles and wood carvings of 18th century ships.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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That's because Crookhaven replies to all these threads, no one else is actually saying that LOL....and aside from PJ or 3V schools, I think Huntington SD compares very favorably to most districts that far out on the island.

Port Jefferson isn't exactly sleepy either, but it always seems like a touristy, yuppie crowd when it does get busy. Huntington is a much better mix, IMO. You get people from all over the island, but they've been hanging out there for years and aren't concerned with shopping for trinkets like fancy candles and wood carvings of 18th century ships.



Hmmm.

Maybe?

Anyone I knew in Huntington with any $ sent their kids to private school.
Anyone I knew in PJ sent their kids to the Coutnry Club.The schools are amazing.

Crooks
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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When we were looking there, DH and I knew we'd do Catholic school....it's not that I think the schools are that horrible (I went to them and I actually figured out how to post on CD!) but that the district is constantly changing who goes to which school. I never moved, but I went to 3 different elementary schools. It was not horrible, I really didn't care...all my friends got moved too...but if you are spending a million dollars to live in Huntington Bay, and you think your kid is going to go to Flower Hill School nearby, it's a bit of a rude shock to find out they are going to Huntington Elementary (now Jack Abrams Elementary, he was my principal back in the day!) in the 'hood. And I do mean, the 'HOOD. It can also be a pretty long bus ride out of Huntington Bay or deep in the West Neck area to - say Jefferson or Washington. Just our thoughts way back when.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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Huntington or Northport village seems like the place for you. High taxes....well yes but Long Island is one of the best places to live. It is a short drive to Boston, Phily, DC and of course NY. We are surrounded by beaches and a short drive if you are a skier. I am a real estate broker with Prudential and I have heard that CSH lab has a lot of transient people and they may be able to help you find an apartment without a fee. Also look on Craig’s List. Good luck and welcome to LI.
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