Island that extends from Queens to Suffolk County. Covers a large area of multicultural mixes. Suffolk County contains more than just the Hamptons and is not all rich or all poor. It is south and east of NYC. Although two parts of NYC are on the island the whole island is not part of the city. That is like saying Disneyworld is all of Forida, or Boston is the only city in MA.
However it does have the world's Biggest parking lot commonly known as the LIE.
Also some LIers are from NYC but not all and all LIers are New Yorkers.