To all of you who are dissing Long Island:

You guys have absolutely no idea what you are talking about! Not all of Long Island is rural, in fact, little of it is. And not all parts of Long Island are wealthy, either. My family happens to be middle-class. I go to public school, and don't live in a rich neighborhood. Long Island is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And to whoever said that Long Island is absoultely no where near New York City, please get your facts straight. I live one hour away from the city - that sure is far, yeahh. ::rolls eyes::
Long Island is an awesome place to be, and don't diss it until you have seen how nice it is!!
If you live in the state of New York, you ARE a New Yorker.
by LacrosseRulez07 May 31, 2005
long island is too big to define. brooklyn, queens, nassau, and suffolk are all part of long island (i don't care what you say- its a fact). also, there is a very big difference between each of these counties. towns like new hyde park, floral park, elmont, south floral park, and bellerose are both in nassau and queens in a more urban environment. many suffolk towns are surrounded by farms (riverhead) or million dollar beach houses (hamptons).
it takes about 3 hours to get from the hamptons to brooklyn, so to make a general description is really stupid. for instance, my house in long island is closer to stamford or fairfield, conn. then it is to the hamptons, riverhead, or jamesport in suffolk.
by Sean O'Malley September 01, 2005
Long Island is used to describe the large continuous suburbs east of NYC (Suffolk and Nassau County). Long Island has an extremely high cost of living. Public transportation sucks so you must have a car to get around and the traffic is horrific! But Long Island isn't all that bad

The North Shore is mainly upper middle class and rich though there's still a lot of middle class people there. The North Shore is very preppy and WASPY and has a lot of Old Money.

The South Shore is mainly middle class to working class with some lower-income pockets. South of Montauk Ave is more affluent than the rest of the South Shore. The South Shore is kinda like a less extreme version of the 'Jersey Shore'.

The East End; there is the Hamptons and there is the North Fork. The Hamptons is generally very rich and glitzy while the North Fork is more calm and relaxed but still relatively well-off.
Bob: Where is Long Island?
Tom: It is a continuous suburb east of NYC AND NOT UPSTATE!!
by northshorepride October 14, 2011
long island is an island off the coast of new york, it has beaches, farms, malls, and transportation to places such as new york city. the island is often said to be shaped like a fish.there are a wide variety of places in long island that reflect the different cultures, groups and signs of affluence scattered towards the island. the island is divided into two counties, nassau and suffolk county.nassau county is the more developed and populated county.there are two parts to the county, the northshore and the southshore. the north shore of nassau county is filled with rocky beaches and affluent neighborhoods. the towns around this area are often coastal and not so built up, the houses are also often large and more traditional than those found on the south shore. the south shore of long island is the more built up part of the island. most of the towns in the area are more middle class and more of a traditional suburbia setting. many of the houses are newer developments and they are more similar to eachother. the south shore has a large variety of shopping centers and a larger population. some of the more affluent areas of the south shore include garden city and rockville centres. some of the more popular destinations include the barrier islands just off the coast such as long beach and jones beach. beaches such as these have smooth sand and often popular boardwalks. the next county is suffolk county, which is larger than nassau county in area. suffolk county has a large variety of neighborhoods from the industrial areas of smithtown to the smaller towns of quogue. suffolk county is more of what traditional long island is. there are many farms, beaches and small towns in suffolk county, which make it a popular tourist destination. suffolk county also has more popular tourist destinations such as the hamptons and montauk point. both of these areas contain beaches and attractions which make them desireable for summer homes. the hamptons are the main attraction of this part of the island, attracting many people a year, many come for the lazy summer days and the partying at night. outlet stores in places such as riverhead and vineyards in the north eastern part of sufflok county also attract visitors. long island is truely a unique destination that could only be understood by the locals.
a long island accent: yo im from lawnguyland and i enjoy qualling my friends and going to diners, i also enjoy going to the beach and playing baull with my doaaawg. i hope to go to skaool one day in the city.
by moose3245324 July 24, 2006
island east of new york city, consisting of queens, brooklyn, nassau, and suffolk, but most commonly just referred to as suburban counties nassau and suffolk. tons of gorgeous beaches, lighthouses, harbors, and cutesy towns, not to mention fire island and the hamptons. a lot of stuff to see and do in spring, summer and fall. charactarized by an abundance of strip malls, 24-hour diners and 7-11's, and great school districts. suffolk in particular boasts alot of nature preserves, and there are some farms as you get further east although in no way is it hillbilly-ish. the north shore tends to be affluent, most of the south shore is less so, and is not somewhere you want to spend time. but it does cost twice as much to live ANYWHERE on LI then it does in pretty much any other state, so the stereotype of long island being rich isn't necessarily false. long islanders can be cocky, but we have good reason!! its a great place to grow up, in the shadow of the greatest city in the world but with every benefit of the suburbs. you are never more than 20 minutes away from a beach or a mall. not to mention the awesome pizza and bagels that wont be found anywhere besides new york. and yea, we have accents, and we love em so deal with it. long island kids tend to go away to school and realize they are just a little bit better than everyone else... LONG ISland is the best place to live!!!!
that girls bangin and has the best wardrobe, and shes always so damn suntanned! she must be from long island
by cosmogirllllllll August 08, 2008
Long Island is a suburb of New York City. Generally the further out east you get the less dense the population gets. There is more to Long Island than the Hamptons! *gasp* There are also much more people there than snobby white people in rich towns. I've lived here my whole life and we have awesome beaches if you're willing to go past the crowded obvious ones, some really nice towns with good schools, and a lot of history. But we also have some really crappy towns that would be "ghetto" no matter where you put them (roosevelt, some parts of hempstead), there's a very high cost of living here for the mostly middle class population, and the snobby people in the rich towns suck. Long Island is like a suburban city one could suppose. People who do not live here or who have never been here shouldn't assume we all think we are better.
25th best place to live so says finance mag=Baldwin, Long Island! Completely diverse and middle class
by Nicole w. September 28, 2007
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.
1: Oh where are you from?

2: Long Island

1: Isn't it dangerous there in the city?

2: I wouldn't know I'm from Suffolk County.

1: Oh the Hamptons.

2: No they are an hour away.

1: Oh. Where are you?

2: Here.

1: Never heard of it.

2: Well it is part of Long Island.
by Island Guy October 29, 2006

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