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Old 04-26-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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So we moved from Nassau to Suffolk because DW had a great job offer, but as they say, the grass is always greener. Suffolk is nice but it's not home. The schools aren't as good, the beaches are too clean, the pizza is a joke, there aren't enough sidewalks, there isn't enough bus service, it's too far from Queens, Suffolk doesn't have a professional hockey team, the people in Rocky Point are always looking down their noses at us and most of all there's no Kate Murray to watch out for us. We also miss our family and friends but we get to see them when we fly back into town for the holidays.

So has anyone else moved from Nassau to Suffolk and wanted to move back?
Nicely played Babylon to Tarnation.

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Old 04-26-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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I know a few people that have done this. closer to NYC, sidewalks, sewers, better schools and the parks are the main reasons. Having half an acre is not all it's cracked up to be, especially when you're spending half the weekend mowing it.
80x100 is fine by me, if having half an acre of grass, shrubs and weeds to call your own is a must, head to PA..an acre there is cheaper than a new honda civic,,it's a faster commute to the city than most of Suffolk too.

Its especially fast when you have a hovercraft and you're high.
That is of course provided you keep your knuckles from dragging all the way to PA.

All kidding aside what I definitely have seen is younger folks from out East turning around for Brooklyn/Queens for the reasons mentioned above(That and quality rental stock). Nassau not so much, only folks I see moving to there these days are those priced out of the nicer parts of the Boroughs.

In the wake of wifi, telecommuting and cloud computing, there's really less and less reason to be there than ever before and aside from schools, many towns really visually resemble Eastern Queens these days. It is what it is.

Perhaps Im wrong but I really think, barring significant reinvention, that Nassau's best days are clearly behind it. Dont get me wrong theres still some holdouts in the transitiononal zone living on the fringes of the "DMZs" but even Village municipalities cant hold back the tide of inevitable urban creep. Other than the Gold Coast and a few choice areas in South Nassau, Suffolk county is pretty much where LI is at these days.Time will ultimately be the judge on this, not anyone's opinion.

People vote with their feet...and those feet seem to be headed East.


FWIW I have a pal who moved to NoFo whos terribly homesick for Brookhaven too. Its all relative.
Bottom line...if youve found your happy place in any county(B,Q,N,S)... cherish it.

Crooks


Clark...I thought you were from Babylon and went Tarheel....no?FWIW Im with Peqs.80X100 is fine. We dont have much more and its ample.Id only want an Acre if it was mostly wooded.

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Old 04-26-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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What don't you understand? He has "tons" of friends in Nassau and they ALL consider him the "food critic of their "group". He has also worked in every town in the county (Suffolk I think) and he said that he would have to pass through Nassau to get good pizza so it must be true.
Don't forget single handedly responsible for bringing Chili's to Long Island.

//www.city-data.com/forum/long-...l#post18870163
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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Its especially fast when you have a hovercraft and you're high.
That is of course provided you keep your knuckles from dragging all the way to PA.

All kidding aside what I definitely have seen is younger folks from out East turning around for Brooklyn/Queens for the reasons mentioned above(That and quality rental stock). Nassau not so much, only folks I see moving to there these days are those priced out of the nicer parts of the Boroughs.

In the wake of wifi, telecommuting and cloud computing, there's really less and less reason to be there than ever before and aside from schools, many towns really visually resemble Eastern Queens these days. It is what it is.

Perhaps Im wrong but I really think, barring significant reinvention, that Nassau's best days are clearly behind it. Dont get me wrong theres still some holdouts in the transitiononal zone living on the fringes of the "DMZs" but even Village municipalities cant hold back the tide of inevitable urban creep. Other than the Gold Coast and a few choice areas in South Nassau, Suffolk county is pretty much where LI is at these days.Time will ultimately be the judge on this, not anyone's opinion.

People vote with their feet...and those feet seem to be headed East.


FWIW I have a pal who moved to NoFo whos terribly homesick for Brookhaven too. Its all relative.
Bottom line...if youve found your happy place in any county(B,Q,N,S)... cherish it.

Crooks


Clark...I thought you were from Babylon and went Tarheel....no?FWIW Im with Peqs.80X100 is fine. We dont have much more and its ample.Id only want an Acre if it was mostly wooded.
Crooks, you are very lucky because, somehow, everything is always the best where you are. Congrats on that!
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Union County
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I moved from Queens years ago and wound up in Suffolk with tons of friends in Nassau. I've lived in many different parts of Suffolk and have worked in almost all of the towns in the county (because my private business is cable contracting).What alot of Nassau has become is the wanna-be city. If I wanted more of a city life i'd surely go to Queens, or Brooklyn than a wanna be area. Another thing- most of my friends consider me the food critic of our group and NO nassau pizza can compare to Colisseo in pjs. If I want a better pizza i'd have to PASS THROUGH NASSAU and hit brooklyn or manhattan. I know you have your preference and you like to rag on Crooks when you can , but next time keep your comments intelligent, otherwise you make yourself look real stupid as you did here.
This post and the POSTER poem literally made me L O L - but had to quote this one because it was ultimately funnier.

Food critics in Port Jeff Station - you can't make this stuff up.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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Crooks, you are very lucky because, somehow, everything is always the best where you are. Congrats on that!
I wouldnt say that.

Im just lucky enough to feel lucky about my home.

It seems you do too. Cherish it Jetties.
Dont let em grind ya down.

Crooks
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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Don't forget single handedly responsible for bringing Chili's to Long Island.

//www.city-data.com/forum/long-...l#post18870163
There is the proof! "Single-handedly"!!!!
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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Crooks, you are very lucky because, somehow, everything is always the best where you are. Congrats on that!
I wouldnt say that.

Im just lucky enough to feel lucky about my home.
It seems you do too. Cherish it Jetties.
Dont let em grind ya down.

Crooks

PS

The Tarheel Trolls are becoming bunch of homesick nogoodnicks on our board.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Union County
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Perhaps Im wrong but I really think, barring significant reinvention, that LONG ISLAND's best days are clearly behind it. Dont get me wrong theres still some holdouts in the transitiononal zone living on the fringes of the "DMZs" but even Village municipalities cant hold back the tide of inevitable urban creep. Other than the Gold Coast and a few choice areas in South Nassau, TARHEEL is pretty much where LI is at these days.Time will ultimately be the judge on this, not anyone's opinion.

People vote with their feet...and those feet seem to be headed OVER THE GW.

FWIW I have a pal who moved to NoFo whos terribly homesick for Brookhaven too.

...

Crooks

...
Fixed your typos and made a few corrections for ya!...

You really do need to explain where someone could possibly move on the NoFo and be homesick for Brookhaven. lol I mean we all know Greenport and vicinity has gotten ghetto over the years, but come on!
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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I wouldnt say that.

Im just lucky enough to feel lucky about my home.
For years your alter-ego clamboi thought otherwise

Looks like your lobotomy was a complete success

Really it's good to see
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