First of all, Long Island is not a penninsula. It is an island. Hence the name Long ISLAND. Secondly, I live on Long Island, in a prodominantly white suburb in Nassau to be specific and I have never heard anyone say that they live in "the city" if they live here. When most of us act "ghetto" we are basicaly mocking you all. We aren't "upstate". We're Long Island. It's a totally differnt portion of New York. Not all of us are rich snobs. Of course there are the select few who are, but around here, that's a minority. I'm middle class along with most of my town. However, two towns over is ridiculously wealthy and one town north is a bit, shall we say, poor. Being from upstate is not a bad thing. It's just got a different feel to it than from being on Long Island. Just like Long Island is significantly different from the city. And honestly, everyone that insults us Long Islanders is not necessarily jealous or wrong. We tend to be arrogant sons of bitches that think we're better than everyone else. But you all aren't completely right either. I've noticed that not many of you who have posted on here have looked at all the sides and are mostly ignorant assholes. But that's okay. If it works for you..have fun. Just don't expect to get anywhere in life. Oh and another thing. The whole "Yo, motherfuckaas from Long Island couln't last 2 days in Brooklyn!". Okay, we probably couldn't. But then again, I don't know why you're so proud that you can. Personally, I would not be bragging about how I live in a poor neighborhood with a high crime rate....
Altogether, I love Long Island and I'm really proud to live here. I plan on moving out of NY for college but hopefully I'll have enough money to come back here to raise a family. It's really for the most part a great place. Most people are nice and friendly. I love being from the South Shore and I <3 my Long Island accent. (I've been told on numerous occasions that my accent is exactly what is expected of LI people.) Oh but beware, there are 500,000,000 7-11's and McDonald's. And Sunrise Highway in Wantagh, Seaford, Massapeaqua, is covered in car dealerships.
And I hope you all will just stop insulting eachother and repeating the same pathetic opinions. If you're going to post something, make it something new and somewhat intelligent. Thanks. =]
You Know You're From Long Island When...
No word ends in an ER, just an AH.
Oh, your parents are from Brooklyn? So are mine!
Look- everyone that is dissing Long Island is making some good points. And some shitty ones.more...
I'm from Syosset, in Nassau. The people here tend to be snobby rich idiots who don't care about anything besides themselves, money, sex, and when the next time they'll get drunk or high is.
What you are WRONG about-
There is not a damn sane person on Long Island that thinks we are part of New York CITY. We are New Yorkers- because we live in New York STATE. Not because we live in the city. Can you call someone from Florida a Floridian? Yep. Then you can call someone from NY a New Yorker.
And all you people that say Long Island, OR New York City is ghetto needs to get a clue. Ghetto's are extreemly poor areas that were overpopulated to an extreeme because the Nazi's forced Jewish people into them. If you think that wearing baggy clothes, speaking inchoherintly and wearing a huge cross on your neck makes you Ghetto- you make me laugh.
Oh, and why do I not find myself a tourist when I go to the City? I'm there about every other weekend, usually for two days and I spend the night. Me and my friends laugh at all the idiots who walk on the wrong side of the sidewalk and stop to point up and go "woah.. look at the giant cup of noodles! Its acutally STEAMING!" We actually saw someone 3 days ago who was looking for the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in Times Square. That was quite amusing.
A place that is misrepresented by girls from Nassau county.
There are actually decent people on Long Island.
Wow. I've lived on Long Island my whole entire life, and I'll admit
-yeah there are those morons who think their 'ghetto' and 'gangsta' but not all of us are like that
-I'm a new yorker cause i live in new york STATE. not the city, you fucktards. i think i would know, i live here.
-not everyone here is rich or white. i know plenty of people who are poor and plenty of people who are black.
-no everyone is homosexual, so get over it. seriously, there are gay people here, but not everyone is.
-i have to admit, we do have nice beaches..
-long island is not upstate, thats just retarted to say.
-not all long islanders have the mentality that we're better then everywhere else. yea i like it here, but i dont think im better then anyone else.
-not all the girls are bitches
-just cause you meet a stupid person here, doesnt make everyone else stupid
-go to a place before you judge it.
so yeah, we have a baillion 7-11's and theirs kid's loitering everywhere, but so what? why does it make such a difference to you?
Long island, born and raised.x3
An island about 125 miles in length that is located right outside of NYC's borough of Queens. It consists of both Nassau County and Suffolk County. It is known for Nassau County's beaches and the yocals of Suffolk County.
Whenever I want to get away from NYC, I visit the beach in long island.
All of the people that say it's poor, or ghetto are retarded..and so are the people that say it's rich. like most places, it has it's rich and poor spots. Nobody on Long Island thinks that they're part of the city, so shut up. Long island also isn't considered "upstate" Fucking ignorant bastards. In my eyes, there is upstate, NYC, and then Long Island.
You know if you're from Long Island if you know what King Kullen is.
One of THE best places to live... only an hour from the city.. DEF not upstate for all you morons who think that.
Long Island is the shiznit.
Geographically, a large island formed by glacial till deposited by glaciers in the last ice age. Consists of the suburban counties of Nassau and Suffolk, along with the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, with a total population of around 7 million.
Regionally/Politically, just Nassau and Suffolk counties, the eastern four-fifths of the geographical Long Island, with a population of 2.5 million. This is the most common use of the term.
Until the explosion of suburban development following World War II, Long Island was a geographically diverse region, with beaches, hills, woods, praries (yep), petrified forests (that, too), and small, idyllic fishing and farming villages. Now, the landscape is dominated by suburban towns and unincorporated communities that range in population from a couple hundred to around 50,000 people. Beach resort/bedroom communities like The Hamptons are extremely popular with downstate in the summer months. In addition, Jones Beach is a popular recreational and music venue, while Fire Island is world-famous as a gay mecca and a historic nautical community.
High quality of life, low crime rate, proximity to New York City, reasonably efficient and reliable public transit, attractive beaches, Splish Splash waterpark.
Aging population, rising cost of living, racial segregation, urban sprawl, the necessity of owning a car, beach erosion, increasing problems with gangs, the trashy reputation of some of its younger residents ("lidiots").