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Old 03-08-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I'm arguing with a few people down south who claim that there are subdivisions all over Long Island. I've NEVER once heard someone ask me what subdivision I grew up in. What do you all think? Help me prove to these people that there aren't any.
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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I was just searching to prove them wrong, and this came up. I for one don't recall seeing ANY subdivisions in Nassau. Don't really go out to Suffolk much though.
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I lived in Suffolk. None there either.
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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I checked the other thread and I think you're wrong. "Subdivision" is just another term, albeit very rarely used in NY, for the kinds of neighborhoods found all over Long Island. Levittown was in fact the model for all others that followed, although the kinds of "subdivisions" that are typical of areas of the United States currently experiencing this kind of growth look nothing at all like those found on Long Island.
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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There are tons of subdivisions, but we just don't call them that. LIers are more likely to say "developments", and the older ones don't have distinct entrances or visible clues that they were developed that way.
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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Clark Street is in the subdivision of Tulip Acres. It was build on the site of a tulip farm that bordered the old Belmont Estate. I may be one of the very few people that knows of this and only found out after coming across an old brochure in the house.
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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I guess I'm not the only one who knows about Tulip Acres after all. This is the first time I heard of the two areas referred to by their development names.

Middle-class Babylon Dems not voting on race lines -- Newsday.com (http://www.newsday.com/topic/ny-lidems020308,0,5243610.story - broken link)

Also came across who the developer was.
Frank Pace, Jr., 76, West Islip builder | www.babylonbeacon.com | Babylon Beacon
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