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Old 03-08-2016, 04:22 AM
 
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What do you Island people feel like being stuck all the time on the NYC area Islands of Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island? Do you feel isolated and alone? Do you ever want to live on the mainland?
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:35 AM
 
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There are over 10 million people on these islands. We hardly ever feel isolated.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:54 AM
 
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One doesn't feel one is on island as these islands are not isolated from the mainland in any way.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:58 AM
 
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if it wasn't for the tolls i would never know it was an island
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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I barely leave SI any more. Everything I need is here. When I do leave, it is mostly to go to NJ. I rarely cross the VZ nowadays.
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:57 AM
 
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One thing about living on an island -- lowers the number of vampires you have to worry about.

On the other hand, since the invention of texting, we're more than stocked up with zombies.

I don't feel that I've been "stuck on an island" -- rather that I've earned a life living in one of the greatest cities of the world. Because of our islands, I have a very different relationship to the nature that surrounds me, and it gives me a much more diverse environment -- salt marshes, beaches, a wide variety of rivers and creeks of different sizes, both tidal and fresh water. All of which I can get to by walking or mass transit.

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Old 03-08-2016, 09:53 AM
 
Location: USA
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It's way lonelier on the mainland than it is in nyc
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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There are so many bridges and tunnels that Manhattan doesn't really feel like an island. It's certainly nice to get out of the city every once in awhile though but not because of loneliness or feeling isolated. In fact, it's often the opposite--I *want* to feel isolated for awhile!
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:50 AM
 
Location: NYC
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It's fun being an islander
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:07 PM
 
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We even have special "island" drinks, such as a Manhattan.
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