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View Poll Results: Can ALL towns be classified "North Shore" or " South Shore"?
Yes 11 25.00%
No 33 75.00%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-02-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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If you answer "yes", what is the dividing line? LIE, Northern State or another road..........

Just thought it would be interesting........
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:26 AM
 
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I would say yes. South shore is anything below Sunrise highway(27) and the north shore would be above 25 A. Just my opinion.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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North Shore or South Shore IMHO is more a status issue as opposed to actual locale. Both have stereotypes associated with them -- both positive and negative.

However I believe to actually be of a 'shore' one's community must be touching a shoreline in some way, shape or form.

My family moved from the city to Levittown, which I would never consider a north or south shore town. It's middle of the Island, like Hicksville and Farmingdale. I grew up in Massapequa, a south shore town, but I lived on the 'wrong side' of 27A LOL

If a gun were held to my head and I was forced to draw a dividing line:

North Shore would be north of NSP until the end where it would be north of 347 until the end where it would be north of 25A.

South Shore would be south of SSP until the end where it would be south of Sunrise/27.

Middle Island would be everything sandwiched in between -- like the creme filling in an Oreo cookie.

Nothing is perfect as I am sure a couple of communities along my LI Mason-Dixon Line don't touch water.

Historically speaking (not present day) the middle of the Island was relegated to farming communities while the shore communities where engaged in commerce in the nature of ship building, trading, whaling, fishing. Only later on did the shores become the playgrounds of the affluent.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Default oh yeah

most people that I know use Route 25 (middle country rd.)as the divider for north and south shore but if a town is on both sides such as centereach,lake grove,selden for example they consider them north shore towns.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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I would say yes. South shore is anything below Sunrise highway(27) and the north shore would be above 25 A. Just my opinion.
What about the towns in between Sunrise & 25A?
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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North Shore would be north of NSP until the end where it would be north of 347 until the end where it would be north of 25A.

South Shore would be south of SSP until the end where it would be south of Sunrise/27.

Middle Island would be everything sandwiched in between -- like the creme filling in an Oreo cookie.

Nothing is perfect as I am sure a couple of communities along my LI Mason-Dixon Line don't touch water.

Historically speaking (not present day) the middle of the Island was relegated to farming communities while the shore communities where engaged in commerce in the nature of ship building, trading, whaling, fishing. Only later on did the shores become the playgrounds of the affluent.[/quote]


Ok, so if I buy a house in Mt. Sinai, but it is located south of 25A and on what used to be a farm, is that considered North Shore or Middle Island? Technically, the house will be located closer to the water than other houses north of 25A in other communities, since 25A swings northward in those parts. Which township/government official do I send my paper work to to get the official stamp of "North Shore" approval? Do I need to send cash too? Lots of cash? I NEED to get this cleared up before we buy......

(Just in case it wasn't obvious, I am joking around here!)
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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I would say yes. South shore is anything below Sunrise highway(27) and the north shore would be above 25 A. Just my opinion.
I would agree with the South Shore, but a lot of people consider north of 25 (Jericho) to be N. Shore.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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What about the towns in between Sunrise & 25A?
Central Nassau/Suffolk?
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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North Shore would be north of NSP until the end where it would be north of 347 until the end where it would be north of 25A.

South Shore would be south of SSP until the end where it would be south of Sunrise/27.

Middle Island would be everything sandwiched in between -- like the creme filling in an Oreo cookie.

Nothing is perfect as I am sure a couple of communities along my LI Mason-Dixon Line don't touch water.

Historically speaking (not present day) the middle of the Island was relegated to farming communities while the shore communities where engaged in commerce in the nature of ship building, trading, whaling, fishing. Only later on did the shores become the playgrounds of the affluent.

Ok, so if I buy a house in Mt. Sinai, but it is located south of 25A and on what used to be a farm, is that considered North Shore or Middle Island? Technically, the house will be located closer to the water than other houses north of 25A in other communities, since 25A swings northward in those parts. Which township/government official do I send my paper work to to get the official stamp of "North Shore" approval? Do I need to send cash too? Lots of cash? I NEED to get this cleared up before we buy......

(Just in case it wasn't obvious, I am joking around here!)[/quote]

Flower,

Please, if you have to ask, well then your not north shore, sorry....lol!
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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Sigh. Thanks KB. Oh well, I spent the last 10 years pondering whether my town was ON the Main Line, or OFF the Main Line - and which situation was better. I guess I'll just start the whole process over. At least I'll have something to talk about at my first PTA meeting.
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