I''m curious about Long Island. I know it is a bedroom community of Manhattan. I understand from some people who have lived there that it is kind of/ sort of segmented by town. For instance Jewish people may live in one town, but richer Jewish people live in another town. Italians live in one area and black people in another. \
That sounds weird to me. Anyone grow up there? I''m assuming that its an area like any other area, with a mix of all types of people.\
What can you share?
Have you ever driven a Chevy Nova, OP?
Are you fat, OP? Because you write fat.
Im sorry OP, but with all due respect, I have problems of my own.
Grew up dead center of the Island and had a completely mixed middle class neighborhood. All colors, religions and nationalities.
In the Summer, if you live near the water, especially half way out or more, it''s really great. Moved here from the city, in my forties.
I didn''t have my "little problem" until I moved to Long Island.
Does it smell like hot garbage in the summer like Manhattan?
No, R7, worse. See the post above yours.
It''s like any other place in the country the rich live here, the poor live there, the blacks live there and the white trash live other there.
It''s NJ with slightly less aluminum siding.
[quote] Grew up dead center of the Island and had a completely mixed middle class neighborhood. All colors, religions and nationalities.%0D\
Where did you grow up? I''m grew up in Massapequa and I don''t think that town had a single non-white person. (At least back in the 80''s and 90''s)
R10 and slightly better hair and a slightly better accent.
People in Lawn Guyland have slightly better accents?
r11, tell me more about Massapequa. I have a friend I went to law school with that was from Massapequa. She doesn''t talk much about it because her childhood was painful, but from what I gathered, it''s an upper-middle class town. \
She''s been a California-transplant for more than a decade now and doesn''t have that New York accent. However, when she''s drunk, the NY accent is very prominent. The first time I heard it, I thought she was playing around. Nope. She was just drunk.\
Anyways, that accent doesn''t not sound very upper-class to me.
I wouldn''t say Massapequa is very upper class, but its definitely comfortable. Very pretty, tree lined streets. Just a nice place to grow up.%0D\
As far as the accent, some people from Long Island do have money but the accent still sucks.
Amityville is a ghostown.
[quote]Where did you grow up? I''m grew up in Massapequa and I don''t think that town had a single non-white person. (At least back in the 80''s and 90''s)\
North Amityville is right next door. They have non-whites there.
[quote]I''m grew up in Massapequa\
I grew up in Massapequa as well and actually that part of Massapequa I grew up in was once Amityville when we first moved there. Nice place to grow up in the 70''s now it is just a dump.
Massapequans: The Baldwins, Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Guttenberg, Helen Slater, Marvin Hamlisch Brian Kilmeade, Stuttering John Melendez, Brian Setzer, Jessica Hahn, Joey Buttafuoco & Christine Jorgensen.
I grew up on the north shore of Long Island, in a town called Sea Cliff. It''s a gorgeous area on the bay with beautiful victorian houses. Was very artsy fartsy back in the day but is now very wealthy. A decent yet modest house will run you at least 700k and the taxes are insane. Natalie Portman had a house there until a few years ago. \
Next town over is Glen Cove - parts of which are shitty, but is also home to some of the most amazing mansions and estates imaginable. Mel Gibson has a house there because a few of his kids go to the Portledge School, an exclusive private academy in nearby Locust Valley. I went there as a kid with Keith Richard''s son Marlon back in the 80s.\
That'' why it''s so funny to me that Long Island is considered a joke in terms of how trashy it is. That wasn''t my experience at all. I knew nothing but the surrounding wealth, beautiful houses, snooty yacht clubs and awesome beaches.
I Lived in Hicksville. It was fine but has gotten to expensive and crowded....
Mel might have a house there but his children go to public school in Malibu.\
They were also said to be bullies and terrors in Malibu r22, this all came out a while ago, reporters found all this out and we talked about it here at DL.
What the fuck is a "bedroom community"?%0D\
And Long Island has nothing to do with Manhattan. Nassau and Suffolk Counties are their own entities.
r25 is an idiot.
Amityville is a horror!
What about Great Neck?
"Mel might have a house there but his children go to public school in Malibu."\
A couple of the younger ones go to Portledge. Believe me. A friend is a teacher there.
How is Long Island trashy when the Hamptons are on Long Island?%0D\
Brooklyn and Queens are technically part of Long Island, too.
"A couple of the younger ones go to Portledge. Believe me. A friend is a teacher there."\
Actually I just 2nd guessed myself and called my friend. She said that this was a few years ago that two of them were there. So I was wrong in saying they attend the Portledge school now.
Long Island got the trashy moniker after the scandals with Jessica Hahn who brought down PTL and Joey Buttafuoco and Amy Fisher.
It''s the Arizona of the Northeast.%0D\
Yes, R32 - those scandals didn''t help the image. But I equate it with Florida - some expensive parts, some middle class, but an overall feeling of trashiness permeates. \
The accent makes your ears bleed and the people can be some of the biggest loud-mouthed, crass assholes you''ll ever want to meet.
The Hamptons ARE TRASHY, dull bug infested wetlands that should never have been built upon, and by the worst people in the country no less, the Wall Street shits. Even in the worst of Gatsby days, the North Shore had some class, all the way out to Setauket.%0D\
[quote]The accent makes your ears bleed and the people can be some of the biggest loud-mouthed, crass assholes you''ll ever want to meet.\
Never been to Joisey have ya?
North Shore classy\
South Shore trashy
What''s syosset like? Is it a wealthy, pretty area?
Their iced tea is good, but that''s about it.
Laurelton is a must see, fucking gorgeous homes, nice antique shops, upscale, yet still afordable.
Laurelton is like the Hamtons, only more gay friendly.
They used to call Massapequa "Matzoh Pizza" because it was primarily Jewish and Italian. The list of celebs who come from there confirms that.
[quote]What''s syosset like? Is it a wealthy, pretty area?\
Pretty bland neighborhood, no different than any town USA. In the middle of the Island right off The Long Island Expressway, which comedian Alan King, another Long Islander called the world''s longest parking lot.
Where did Ross and Monica Geller grow up?
I don''t think they ever mentioned what town they were from. The Romanos were Lynbrook, The Seavers in "Growing Pains" were Massapequa.
The Seevers were in Huntington!
What is Centerport like?
Long Island is the length of Connecticut. It is a BIG place, not just a few towns. Most of Nassau and western Suffolk counties do have large commuter populations, but many businesses are Long Island based. Eastern Suffolk county is not within commuting distance unless you commute by helicopter.%0D
IMHO, Long Island get its distinctive culture because unless you take the ferry to Connecticut, you must drive through the City (or at least Queens and the Bronx) to get off of Long Island. It is a little claustrophobic. Going anywhere takes forever.%0D
I live in Long Beach which is part bedroom community, part surfer dude hang-out and part city in its own right; with a high population density and lots of apartment buildings. Joan Jett lives here and Billy Crystal is from here. I met an old yenta at Starbucks who claims to have baysat the Weinsteins. It is very South Shore, which I suppose makes it trashy, but I am sure our taxes are higher than most Americans'. And the Italian restaurants and pizza are very good. %0D
"That sounds weird to me."\
It certainly shouldn''t if you are American and have ever been to any large city.
I lived on Long Island for 10 years. The traffic, the price of real estate and taxes drove me away. A once resilient gay nightlife scene has been replaced with hook-ups on the Internet. LI is a mix of the haves and the have nots. Many have taken over the homes that were once owned by mom and dad. There are very few "legal" apartments and most are illegal mother/daughter type apartments. The best area to live in (though quite a hike from NYC)is far eastern Suffolk County west of the Hamptons.
R48 nailed it.
How could r25 have never heard the term "bedroom community"?
Partners parents are from the Five Towns which is a very Jewish area in southwest Nassau County, though they''re not Jewish themselves. When I first started going with him there in the mid-2000s I was struck by how materialistic Long Islanders seem, but that seems to have been tempered by the economic crisis. Great food from the small local bakeries, restaurants, etc.
[quote]The Seevers were in Huntington!\
That''s what I thought, Wiki has it wrong.
OK, native Massapequan here as well.\
I left the Island over twenty years ago and whenever I go back, I can''t believe how tacky the whole area feels.\
Take either major road running east/west and it''s nothing but strip malls and housing. On either side of the roads it''s all housing. There''s very little open space.\
I know the region was a hotbed of development after WWII (my folks moved to town in 1954) and planning was different, but the region is stuffed with housing.\
The accent is awful to hear and try as I might, it comes roaring out of my mouth after a few drinks.\
Massapequa was very Jewish and Italian, but there were plenty of Irish and other nationalities.\
When I graduated HS in 1980 there was one black family in town and no hispanics. Much different nowadays.
[quote]The accent is awful to hear and try as I might, it comes roaring out of my mouth after a few drinks.\
This is the part I don''t understand. Do you consciously force yourself to speak "normal?" Why does it come out when you''re drunk? My friend is the same way but I''ve never had the guts to tell this corporate attorney that her hideous Massapequa accent comes out when she''s had too many to drink.
Anyone else attending the world surfing Championships?
[quote] Anyways, that accent doesn''t not sound very upper-class to me\
Oh dear. \
Anyone who says "anyways" has no right to look down on the accent of others.
they really really really do have that tangy NY accent. a friend who grew up there just admitted to me recently that she grew up not knowing that Chancre Sore wasn''t spelled "Kanka soah", as that was how everyone pronounced it.
North Shore Going East from the City\
Great Neck - Was Uppity Jews, doctors and lawyers, now "Persian" Jews. Even richer in Kings Point. \
Manhasset - Was WASPs, now WASPs and Asians.\
Roslyn - Jewish American Princes and Princesses.\
Port Washington - nice mix of Jews/Italians/WASPs\
Sands Point - Rich Jews / Rich Italians.\
Glen Cove - more italians, lower rent.\
Centre Island - Billy Joel & Charles Wang and their richer neighbors.\
The Brookvilles/Lattingtown/Muttontown/LLoyd Neck/ Mill Neck/Lloyd Harbor - RICH RICH RICH\
Oyster Bay - Mix of Middle Class white people and RICH white people\
East Norwich - Bert Bacharach\
Huntington - Middle of the road white people\
Huntington Station - El Salvador\
Northport -- Middle class white people\
Port Jefferson - Too far from the city to matter.\
North Fork - Farms and Winery Country. White People.
Middle Island and South Shore, coming soon....
[quote]Long Island get its distinctive culture because unless you take the ferry to Connecticut, you must drive through the City%0D\
How long does the ferry ride take?%0D\
A few years back, I spent a wonderful summer at Montauk, L.I.
I grew up in Locust Valley. I went to Portledge and then Friends Academy. I do not speak with "Locust Valley lockjaw."
Please don''t insult NJ by comparing it to Long Island. Long Island is home of some of the most backwards people I know. They are cheap, backstabbing, disloyal and obnoxious and think their shit doesn''t stink. Guess what, it does! And they LOVE polyester and big hair..
What about Quogue, where Anderson Cooper has a house?
New Hyde Park ---> Mineola - Italians, middle class. Great mom and pop pizza and italian restaurants abound. \
Hempstead, Roosevelt, Uniondale -- The hood. Lock the doors. \
Garden City - Upper Middle Class WASPs, italian, Irish. Lacrosse and Country Clubs where there isn''t a black or Jew in sight. Kids go to Chamanade. \
Roosevelt Field Mawl.\
Westbury - Black, poor\
Old Westbury - White, rich\
Bethpage - Black Course (US Open Golf)\
East Meadow, Hicksville, Levittown - Middle Class (LI''s Fly over area) tract housing. \
Farmingdale - Boonies\
Melville - Corporation Central.\
Dix Hills - snobby upper middle class jews\
Wyandanch - Black Trash\
Deer Park - White Trash\
Points East to Riverhead, nothing useful\
Riverhead - the point where the north and south forks meet. \
Manorville - the place you exit the LIE to get to the Hamptons, but no one really lives there, right?
South Shore, coming soon
Lynbrook was the terminus to the early LIRR from Brooklyn. The Village Fathers just inverted the syllables.
Seriously segregated down to the nationality. But they pat themselves on the back and say "We''re not racist like they are in the south." Sure. Let a black family move in.
I have the best of Long Island
Setauket and Stony Brook, weighing in
Long Island is one of the most hideous places on the planet.... everyone who lives there "pretends" to know the city, but in reality, they know how to get to Penn Station.\
I take the 1 train every day.... all is fine until we get to the Penn Station stop.... then the loudest, trashiest, most obnoxious ASSHOLES crowd the train.\
ICK! ICK! ICK!
I grew up in Suffolk County, middle class. All white.\
Long Island was a lovely place to grow up. We had a nice home, on a nice piece of property, there was lots of wooded lots around for us to go be adventurous in. We climbed trees, built tree houses, and forts. People minded their business, yet looked out for each other.\
When we went outside to play, our parents didn''t worry. It was safe. \
We would have sleep overs, lunch over friends houses on their deck or screened in porch. Our moms made us a real lunch, along with fruit from a local farm. Breakfast eggs were also from local farms.\
I cannot imagine a childhood any place else. \
The neighborhood I grew up in is still nice. The wooded lots are all gone though. Houses have been built any place they could squeeze one in. Still mostly white.\
I now live in the city. I miss the days from my childhood. Seems they were so much easier. People were real, and honest. Life was simple. I go back to visit my parents often. \
I would not change my childhood for anything.
The Port Jefferson Ferry takes about an hour. %0D\
Penn Station is also home to NJ transit - not defending LI commuters, just mentioning the fact that both groups converge there. %0D\
Seriously no one going to watch Quicksilver this morning? No Long Beach surfers on DL?%0D\
Reviews of the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream.%0D\
In the ''50s and ''60s it used to be lovely though it eventually killed off all the Mom-and-Pop stores in Valley Stream. %0D\
It''s a Super-trashy mall now.
The area at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream was even more attractive in the 30s and 40s when it was farmland.
R44 Ross and Monica grew up in Massapequa.
RE: R48 - Long Island is the length of Conn., RI and then some. It is also something of a reverse Oreo, where the closer to the shores that you get, the richer and whiter things are
Snapple & Entenmann''s originated on Long Island
Long Island is a scab on the vagina of New York State!
What about Greenport?
Grew up on Long Island, near the Hicksville/Jericho/Westbury area. Everyone complained about how entitled the teens and their mothers acted, which I always brushed off as, well, most people in high school are assholes. I''ve since changed my tune. I now live near Boston and whenever I visit LI, I am surprised by how spoiled some people are. The girls only look you up and down once, decide you aren''t worth talking to, and then will walk right into you, expecting you to part for them. The moms are always on their cell phones while trying to park, slowing everyone down.\
Granted, there are jerks in Boston too, but there''s definitely a difference.
[quote] Eastern Suffolk county is not within commuting distance unless you commute by helicopter.\
My brother lives in Manorville and it''s about 20 minutes to the Ronkonkoma station of the LIRR. About an hour to Penn Station. I''ve done it almost every time I visit him.\
A LOT of my brother''s friends commute into the city every day. I don''t hear them bitching about the commute.
[quote] I have the best of Long Island%0D\
[quote] by: Setauket and Stony Brook, weighing in %0D\
Not really. You have the highest taxes. And Walmart.
Manorville is Central Suffolk. My uncle lives in Medford. That is also Central Suffolk and also 20 minutes from Ronkokoma. It''s a miserable commute, but do-able. Eastern Suffolk is past the pine barrens.
Was at a dinner reception for work on the south shore (don''t remember the town). It was at one of these places with multiple reception rooms and was supposedly highly sought after to host your wedding reception. Our work dinner thing was fairly low key but we learned from some people working their that the main room had a elevator platform on it''s stage. Apparently the common thing is for the bride and groom to be presented as a couple being lifted on stage via this platform while smoke and lasers go off behind them. \
You can''t make this shit up.
[quote]My brother lives in Manorville and it''s about 20 minutes to the Ronkonkoma station of the LIRR. About an hour to Penn Station. I''ve done it almost every time I visit him.%0D\
An hour and 20 minutes for a daily commute is fucking bullshit.
It''s an hour and 20 minutes if they work IN Penn Station. If they work in midtown or downtown, add another 20-30 minutes and they''re close to a 2-hour commute.
The late, great Candy Darling grew up in Massapequa.
"Candy came from out on the island ..."
My sister lives in Manorville. Her kids call it "Manure-ville." Taxes are outrageously high -- yet there are no streetlights, no sidewalks and when her sons went to school, they didn''t even have their own jr high and high school. %0D\
I met some black cops who moved there. They worked in Brooklyn and lived in maintenance-free townhouses, jumped into their cars in the morning, got on the LIE (5 minutes from their homes) and drove on the expressway at hair-raising speeds (they''re cops, remember) at 5 am and got to work in an hour. When they got home, they jumped into the community pool and felt like they were in heaven. The schools were fine for their kids and they loved it.%0D\
I guess it depends on your perspective. The black cops said they felt like they''d made it -- "got out of the concrete jungle of the hood with bad schools and no room to stretch."
[quote] Apparently the common thing is for the bride and groom to be presented as a couple being lifted on stage via this platform while smoke and lasers go off behind them. %0D\
Better than shooting off machine guns in celebration.
What part of LI do the Lohans hail from?
[quote] Huntington - Middle of the road white people\
I grew up in Huntington, and although I''d never live there as an adult, I''m not sure this description is fair.\
Huntington has a very beautiful village, full of all sorts of artsy institutions; Book Revue, the largest independent book store on Long Island that is constantly bringing in a diverse crowd of authors to do book signings; the Cinema Arts Centre, which shows rare independent films and up until recently the IMAC which had all sorts of performances. They also host the Long Island pride parade.\
It''s a very diverse area although relatively segregated. In high school I had friends who''s parents lived in mansions in Huntington Bay and friends who were first generation immigrants who lived in old dilapidated houses in Huntington Station.
The Lohans are from Merrick. Nouveaux Riche South Shore town of no real interest or significance. Bill O''Reilly is from there as well.
[quote]Brooklyn and Queens are technically part of Long Island, too.\
True, but isn''t the term "Long Island" used mostly in reference to the part of the island that doesn''t include the boroughs of NYC?
please, stories about fat italian cocks on long island.
What about the south shore? Should I buy in Baldwin, Rockville Centre or the 5 Towns?
Syosset = Jewville
My aunt and uncle used to live in South Hempstead. What part of Long island is that?
Howard Stern and Eddie Murphy are from Hempstead.
Some of you guys made some HUGE mistakes.
Westbury is not poor area. Neighboring New Cassel is a poor area but not Westbury. However Westbury does have a problem with illegal immigrants towards the center of the village; but it's not nearly as bad as New Cassel.
And the black people in Westbury are mostly upper middle class. The black people there live in a very nice section of town, you can even look it up.
AND South Hempstead and West Hempstead are middle class white areas. Hempstead is a poor black area.
What's Lindenhurst like? The guy I've just started dating is from there, but I have never been there. Is it nice?
[quote]Long Island is the length of Connecticut. It is a BIG place, not just a few towns.
The whole circumference is some of the most gorgeous places on earth. The sleepy communities on the water. Watch "Royal Pains" on USA. They don't shoot just in the Hamptons but up and down the North shore. That giant castle, Oheka used to be a private home but is not a hotel and is in Huntington in the middle of the island.
It's long hence the name LONG Island but it not wide. Take the Meadowbrook Parkway, the Wantagh Parkway, Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway or the Sagtikos Parkway (everything has Native American names) and you can cut across South shore to North Shore in fifteen minutes.
And the commute is nothing. You sit on a train, you read the paper, play with your iPad, even sleep all the way. It's not sitting in bumper to bumper traffic in LA.
Lindenhurst is your typical (mostly) blue-collar middle class south shore long island town. There's a lot of italian-americans there. Lindy is a lot like West Babylon and Deer Park if your familiar with any of those places.
It's an okay town by LI standards, nothing spectacular.
What's Oceanside like? My boss lives there.
What is Commack like? I had a crush on two guys in college who were from there.
Most of the towns inside, meaning not the coasts are everyplace USA. Strip malls, car dealerships, no different than most places. here are images of the coasts.
Commack is a pretty big area. It's a very white town in Suffolk with a sizable amount of east asians. Most residents range from middle class to upper middle class but they think they're rich like their neighbor Dix Hills, lol. They have a very good public school system.
As for Oceanside, its a cute town but since it's so far away from the parkways/expressway the commute to NYC or melville is very long; as a result, it suffers from lack of desirability and home values aren't as high as they normally would be. It was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy too. I would say its your typical south shore nassau community
r62 did your grandmother die last month?
Does your boss live in the northern or southern part of Oceanside? The ocean stopped in the middle of the town during the storm and the southern part was pretty much destroyed, but the north was fine. (Well except for LIPA's incompetence)
I'm Rhonda, this is my sister Sada, and my other sister Zora.....we're from Long Island!
Oceanside is an old clam digger town.
I knew three people from Shirley, LI when I was in college and they were all unbelievably trashy. The kind of trashy that you wonder if maybe they have some mental illness going on.
R111 Shirley is very very trashy.
Can't forget about Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley.
There are trashy people everywhere.
r114, Long Island seems to have a special breed of trashy. The trashy people from LI are just unbelievably crude, rude and low-class in a way that just leaves you staring in disbelief. The kids in my college from Shirley were like that.
I agree with R114.
On Long Island your either very bougie/uppity/stuck up or extremely trashy/ill-mannered....there's not much in between.
Oops I mean I agree with R115
It must be frightening to live on an island, especially such a huge one. At the first sign of trouble you would have to think about your escape plan and making sure you got off the island before the mass rush blocks all the exits. Of course you would want to have a boat just in case.
[quote]I Lived in Hicksville. It was fine but has gotten to expensive and crowded....
It's also heavily Pakistani/Indian...our old movie theater is now a Pakistani church...it's also a lot dirtier than I remember.
MY mother swears that HIcksville started becoming Indian once the HIP center (a large managed care primary care/diagnostic center) was built in the early 80's. She said there was an influx of physicians and technologists into the area who liked the easy hours at the center, and then they just stayed. Once they came, shops began opening to cater to their tastes. They have a Patel Brothers market there, which is worth popping into if you happen to be in Hicksville. It is the size of a small supermarket, aisles and aisles of every South Asian product you can imagine. The fragrance of the store is fascinating, it is like being in a bazaar.
I grew up in Levittown. It is a lot raggier now than it was in the early 70's when I grew up. Every house has the same size yard (100 x 60 feet), and in the past everyone had a tree on the front lawn and a communal backyard. All that is changed, now everyone is fenced into their tiny plots, it looks like Queens in a way. The streets where we played are bumper to bumper cars now since every family has several. It is working class or lower middle class. The schools aren't terrible, although they don't graduate Westinghouse scholars. The main street ('Hempstead Turnpike') is nothing but strip malls, one after the other. I do not enjoy going back, it took on a very trashy feeling and it didn't have a great reputation even in the 50's.
[quote]It must be frightening to live on an island, especially such a huge one. At the first sign of trouble you would have to think about your escape plan and making sure you got off the island before the mass rush blocks all the exits. Of course you would want to have a boat just in case.
Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO), the power company built a $6 billion, yes $6 BILIION nuclear power plant. Christie Brinkley and thousands more protested and the finished plant never opened because there is no escape.
R108, not sure what part of town he lives in but he lost most of his house with Sandy. Had to replace basement and first floor.
and if you didn't get a raise, there's always Hampton Bays.
Because of Hurricane Sandy damage Long Island customers are stuck with a 4% rate hike soon.
LIPA (Long Island Power Authority) responded so poorly during Sandy, their service area is now operated by New Jersey's PSE&G (Public Service Electric & Gas).
Long Island is going downhill, it's becoming far more expensive than what it's worth.
A large chunk of middle class long islanders plan on leaving due to this RETARDEDNESS.
People are getting tired of spending $600,000 on a fifty year old 4 bdr 1.5 bath house on a postage stamp of land with $14,000 yearly taxes and crazy high utilities. God forbid you live near the water and have to pay flood insurance on top of everything...
For the same price you can get a luxurious house/lifestyle in 95% of the rest of the country
R70 people in the city were more honest back then too. It's the end of middle class culture and the triumph of the cynicism and brutality of the rich.
My family spent 120 years in Hempstead, but booked out of there around 1770.
I'm always hearing about how the middle class is leaving LI in droves because of the taxes and housing costs, but they keep adding on at the mall and damned if I can find a parking space. Where are all of these people coming from if the island is emptying out?
Brooklyn and Queens are geographically part of Long Island, so why do people from there get offended when you mention that fact?
I grew up in Amityville/Massapequa area and in the 70's and 80's it was a nice place to live. The Sunrise Mall took us into a new era and as more and more became built up and more and more empty lots of land became strip malls etc. the area started to become one big crap hole. I rarely go back to the island it has become of pit of crap.
Now sure what kind of trash lives there now but back then it was full of Vinny Boombatz characters and all their bitchy bitches.
R128 - Because Brooklyn and Queens are also part of the city. The rest of Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk, are definitely not.
And there's a huge difference between the two.
Long Island robbed us of our ocean front.
What town does the Long Island Medium, Theresa whatsherface, live in?
I travel to the Garden City/Westbury area quite a bit. They couldn't build another mall there if they tried. Roosevelt Field is there and several other, smaller ones. Traffic is AWFUL!!
My company has an office in Melville. Whenever I'm there I drive past the Porsche/Ferrari dealership but never see anyone on the lot.
Any Baldwin brothers or Rosie O'Donnell stories, r129?
She's in Hicksville.
From 1916-'51 Roosevelt Field Shopping Center was an airport.
R128 because there is a whole generation of Brooklyn/ Queens transplants that fought tooth and nail to get their asses out of the crap that was Brooklyn/Queens back in the day and their kids don't like reminding them they only moved 20 miles away.
In an episode of "I Love Lucy" the Ricardos are visited by Tennessee Ernie Ford who gets lost on Long Island and needs to walk home to the Ricardos' apartment in Manhattan, of which experience he remarks "And danged if it ain't!!". To the question "Ain't what?", he responds "a LONG ISLAND!!!"
Hampton's version of the Hatfields & the McCoys.
Hamptons Foot-Wide Strip Of Land Sells For $120,000.
In an episode of "Brooklyn Bridge" the youngest son said he didn't want to move from Bensonhurst to Long Island "because they make you have your own bedroom."
I just always think of Amityville.
Some classic movies were shot on Long Island. Kevin Kline's little home town Greenleaf, Indiana in "In & Out" is actually Northport. Alan Alda's 'Sweet Liberty" used Southampton for North Carolina. More include North by Northwest& The Godfather.
Garden City and Rockville Centre are both lovely. Rockville Centre has a better train commute to NYC.
Rockville Center has a major ghetto culture. Look at the Facebook pages for Lauren Daverin who was murdered recently. Get a load of her peeps.
r143 Um....that's not really Rockville Centre. That might be their zip code but.....wrong side of tracks
It's Rockville Center.
r145 No. It's Centre. The Diocese! The Hub! And if you spell it Center, then you don't live there.
[quote] they really really really do have that tangy NY accent. a friend who grew up there just admitted to me recently that she grew up not knowing that Chancre Sore wasn't spelled "Kanka soah", as that was how everyone pronounced it
You obviously don't know what a Chancre Sore is. You seem to have confused it with a Canker Sore. They are actually two different things.
R146 = Dumbass
That murder was 100% within the Village of Rockville Centre. It was on the footbridge between Merrick Rd and Sunrise Hwy.
I've always liked the Amityvilles. I think they have so much potential. They're in the PERFECT location.
- They're as close to NYC as your gonna get without paying Nassau County taxes.
- Crazy amounts of shopping nearby.
- LIRR stop
- Access to Parkway
- Cute village downtown
- Reasonably priced housing
- Close to the water
- Close to the Melville/E.Farmingdale corporate districts
[quote]For instance Jewish people may live in one town, but richer Jewish people live in another town. Italians live in one area and black people in another. That sounds weird to me.
Where do you live? Where did you grow up?
Oh yeah, and North Amityville's also been improving steadily. I feel really good about the future of the whole area.
Theres a pretty large new upscale subdivision at the end of Albany Ave. Huge beautiful homes.
They're also demolishing all of the trailer parks along Rt.110.
You also rarely hear about any shootings from N.Amityville like you used to 5+ years ago.
When it comes to the racial distributions of Long Island, I would say that the guy is pretty accurate.
However, I know that there are some racially mixed and integrated areas on LI such as Valley Stream, Glen Cove, Westbury, Baldwin, Wheatley Heights, Bay Shore... and a few more that arent coming to mind at the moment.
and I also know much of northwest Nassau got *huge* influxes of South Asians in recent years.
So Long Island is much more diverse then it used to be
[quote]What is Centerport like?
I live there. It's a two stoplight village between Huntington and Northport. I live up in the hills overlooking the water (view only in winter) and I love it there. I grew up one village over in Northport and was born in Huntington to the West. It's a really sweet area. Centerport is considered the end of the "Gold Coast," with one big mansion built by a Vanderbilt, now a museum. If you'd like to tour Long Island, I'd say just get on Route 25a and take that out through Nassau and Suffolk counties. It's a great drive that takes you through the more interesting parts of the Island.
Back in the ice age when the glacier carved out Long Island Sound, it piled all the debris up on the North Shore, which is why that part of Long Island has hills and valleys, unlike the Hamptons and South Shore which are flat.
[quote] Back in the ice age when the glacier carved out Long Island Sound
I'm pretty sure there are people here who were around to see that happen.
If you live on the south shore you're either a fireman or a personal trainer.
I was born on the south shore, but got my cat from a shelter in Huntington. He constantly lords it over me.
lol, thats one hell of a stretch
Though I agree that the south shore of LI is considerably more blue-collar than the north shore.
There are no hipsters on Long Island. Westchester, yes but Long Island, no. How come?
The WASPs live in Westchester and Connecticut.
They all arrive at Grand Central Terminal.
The Catholics, and Jews live in Long Island and New Jersey.
They all arrive at Penn Station.
All you have to do is stand in the middle of each train station and look around.
So Scarsdale,isn't Jewish? New [...]? And lots of Jews have moved into Armonk, Chappaqua and Katonah.
Back to Long Island, the anti-Gay, conservative head of the New York Senate, Dean Skelos, is from very Catholic RVC.
Frances Conroy was raised in Long Island
Just felt like sharing, really
Unspeakably horrible place with unspeakably horrible people.
I have mixed emotions about LI.
The biggest loudmouth assholes reside here. The strip mall south shore is dismal.
Lyme disease central.
And yet....so much of it is still gorgeous, and I often just love how colorful and emotional the people are. Very direct, too.
Too many speed traps.
ha ha r168
Where are there hipsters in Westchester? I doubt many hipsters would be interested in living in Westchester or Long Island unless there's some kind of "scene" in the towns or smaller cities.
There aren't any hipsters on Long Island.
Westchester hipsters can be found in Port Chester. SUNY Purchase students and drop outs. Also, I have heard there are hipster enclaves in the Hudson valley,which isn't quite Westchester.
But Long Island? Very un-hipster unless emo high schoolers count.
[quote] If you live on the south shore you're either a fireman or a personal trainer.
The Hamptons are on the south shore
R173, so is SHIRLEY and MASTic. The rule doesn't work like that.
Perfect for big families.
[quote]Frances Conroy was raised in Long Island
She was on "Royal Pains" this season filming up and down LI.
Gotta say growing up On Long Island was wonderful. School trips were to "the city" to see Broadway shows or some of the best museums in the world. One time we actually went to a hotel for lunch and then to a movie, "Man Of La Mancha" at the Rivoli Theater on Broadway. Even then my little gay taste knew it was a dog.
We went to the beach on the weekends... Sometimes The Hamptons but usually Jones beach and Robert Moses which everyone I knew called Fire Island though it wasn't THAT Fire Island but just next to it.
Nice mixed neighborhood, no fights, no shootings everyone got along. Leave in the morning, home at dusk. Every village had a movie theater or two and you could walk to them and believe me, I did.
I was looking back and usually the past has a nice shiny gleam to it but I can honestly say I had a great life there.
Fat italian sausage for you growing up also R177?
r153 people live ON Long Island.
I highly recommend the community where I was born, have lived all my life, and reared my children -Garden City.