theres a big difference between wetsern LI (Elmont, Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, and other neighborhoods on the Queens-Nassau border) and eastern LI(Hamptons, Montauk, Port Jefferson and other areas on the East End). LI has a very diverse landscape and all different types of neighborhoods. NYC is the same way. It's pointless to attempt to generalize people from LI or from NYC.
I dont know why people don't go out and get a life stop arguing over the differences between LI and NYC
by NY_Guy February 16, 2005
It is an island that is part of New York. It is south of Connecticut but east of New Jersey. It has two distinct counties. These counties are Nassau and Suffolk. Queens and Brooklyn are seperate and are therefore part of the city.

Note : Long Island is full of segregated areas.

As a kid from Suffolk county, I actually feel different from someone in Nassau.
Kid from Brooklyn: Yo mothafucka, What Up ?

Kid from Long Island: What are you talking about ?
by A. May 09, 2005
long island isn't some rich stuck up white area i mean yeah there are plenty of people like that but it is really made up of the middle class and yes we are considered new yorkers because we are part of new york we arent our on state so why the hell would we be called something else everyone posting here has got to get over themselves long island is a very diverse place nassau is different from suffolk as is the south shore from the north shore ive lived in nassau and then we moved to suffolk and it is totally different place so all you people steareotypeing the whole area better get over it unless they have seen all of long island this website if for definitions not steareotyping
long island has amazing beaches and is overall a really great place to live.
by steeno July 17, 2006
Okay let me set this straight... YES: Long Island has it's areas where it's many white bitches driving around in convertibles and such and yeah there are some parts with farms but NO: Not all parts of Long Island is like that.
I live in Elmont which borders Queens so YES: people who claim they are from the city are from the city and yeah some people move here to get away from the city.
Stop dissing Long Island unless you've been all around Long Island.
by Vocal Queen August 03, 2005
I can't believe all of the things people have written here. Long Island can't be upstate solely based on that fact that is the southern-most part of New York. With that said, Most areas such as Nassau County and Western Suffolk County are not rural. Rural areas are hours from any type of city, having farms and acres of unused land. None of that is in any of these areas. I think that you people are just being defensive about where you are from. Nassau County is not an hour from the city. With traffic permitting, it is slightly over a 1/2 hour from the eastern part. I wont compare LI to Manhatten because Manhatten is Urban, but areas in queens are just as nice, and much nicer than areas on Long Island. We do have nice areas, but we also have bad areas as well. Areas like Hempstead are just the same as some parts of Queens, accept it.
stop being ignorant and labeling people from Long Island as "hicks," especially being that there are places in Nassau County that are under a mile outside of Queens.
by Joe March 07, 2005
Part of the suburban NY-NJ-CT metropoiltan area of 19,000,000 people. Levitown was one of the first incorpoarted suburbs in the 1940's after the depression and WWII. Now it is primaraly dominated by Guidos and Japs. Very segregated compared to other parts of the country I came to realize after living in Florida which happens to way alittle too diverse for me. Many rich wealthy obnoxious towns, many poor ghetto working class towns but overall mostly middle class suburban towns with families. Pretty safe for being in such a populated place. The city is very accessible usually anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Look to buy a house prepare to spend $500,000 or more for a decent looking home in a nice community. Schools are pretty good and the kids are mostly spoiled or live at home until they are 30 like on VH1'S Frank The Entertainer in a Basement Affair.
Person A:what did you do tonight in Long Island?
Person B: I went to 7-11, Dunkin Donuts and than got wasted and had my friend drive to Taco bell? you
Person A:The Same it was so much fun.
by mikejolz March 18, 2010
I was born and raised on Long Island...I love it, but it's just a shame that the cost is rising so damn high...the gangs are becoming more noticeable..and if you aren't wealthy or on might as well start thinking about moving ...I would also like to add, that I noticed many people claiming that Bay Shore is like a "ghetto"..with drugs on every corner, $10 blows ..etc...I have lived in Bay Shore for 39 years..and you are way off...Yes, it does have the bad sections of town, but it also has it's extremely wealthy areas as well.. I don't see these so-called $10 blow jobs on the corners..maybe at a train station once in a blue moon years back but those people are not seen around anymore...Maybe some of you who have stated about the "blow job queens" and drug users on every corner don't notice the ones you have because they are better hidden underneath fancier clothes? I may not choose certain towns for myself to live but I certainly don't call them "ghettos" or slums....
Some towns in Long Island may not be to another's liking but don't label them as trashy
by Dawnmarie November 09, 2006
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