An Island right outside of NYC. It consist of yes Brooklyn and Queens, but it is better known for Nassau and Suffolk. Nassau has a higher crime rate than suffolk. Suffolk has many beaches, but is too suburban and in my opinion boring to live. Wyandanch in Suffolk County, is yes poor but DEFINATLEY not the hood. But places in Nassau tend to to be more Urban and more hood. Not as hood as places in NYC, but for Long Island these are definatley hoods. Roosevelt, Hempstead, and Freeport. And that's about it. Roosevelt known for one of America's most famous rap groups Public Enemy, which is well known and respected. Also the famous doctor J. Though Hempstead and Freeport are the hood, Roosevelt is one of the only full black communtiy's on Long Isalnd, and a little hispanic.
I don't feel like giving an example, so I'll just put the word in so they'll accept it. Long Island.
by TreyKwon September 21, 2007
Where jews and guineas moved to get away from black people in NYC.

Here are some popular sayings from inhabitants of Long Island:

I don't know about you, but where I'm from...

Strong Island

Want to go tanning?

Check out my blow out!

Take me to Miami!
by capspac November 17, 2007
in southern New York State, along with New York City. Nassau and Suffolk make up psuedo-long island, which techincally not part of the city. But most of nassau and western suffolk have the same culture and same or close "new york minute" feeling(rush hour for example). After all most of the skilled workforse for the city comes from the island, and its the money those people bring home that keeps long islands economy strong.

Most of long island is suburbs, from the town of brookhaven in suffolk to the queens border. Some of the areas are more urban than others, and some completely urban(spots in nassau, for example). Ask anyone, either they or their parents have lived in the city at one point in recent history; people move to get into more suburban atomosphere and to be closer to the beaches.

And to clear the "New Yorker" term up. "New Yorker" comes from "NEW YORK City" not New York State, so it refers to people in the city. Since Long Island is so closely connected with teh city, both culturly and geographically (brooklyn and queens are on long island), Long Islanders are also called New Yorkers (except for the east enders who stay in their shells and never go west). While out of staters can call people from upstate New Yorkers, its because they dont know the area well. Upstate is completely different than downstate, its more like pennsylvania, and doesnt embrase the "New York" atmosphere.
Long Island, NY

nice beaches, terrible traffic
by LI_NY_Guy June 09, 2005
okay, i live on Long Island, on the LI/Queens Border in Floral Park. We are not "gansta" at all. Long Island is a very rich area filled with JAPs and prissy white girls. To us, "upstate" is anything that isnt one of the Five Bouroughs.
Floral Park Queens is not part of Long Island, but the Town of Floral Park is.
by Kristan March 22, 2005
Most expensive, cold(figuratively), and unfriendly place on Earth. I mean if you're walking around VERY RARELY anyone says "Hello" or "Hi" to you. If you try to say hello people cry "sexual harassment." Driving here especially in the summer near the Hamptons, expect to get into an accident because people drive like they had 30 cups of coffee, plus a hit of crack. Finally houses here are really expensive, a piece of shit 4 room shack would cost you $500,000+. So if you're looking for a nice inexpensive place with friendly people to live, stay the fuck away from Long Island, or New York for that matter, try the rest of the United States or even the world.
In my 17 3/4 years on Long Island, I always wanted to get the fuck outta here, or kill myself, or both.
by Rhambi October 31, 2007
Despite everyone thinking were all a bunch of rich snobs from New York Long Island is a pretty mixed place in some areas or a bunch of white douchebags in others. Assholes from Southwestern Suffolk wish they lived in the east end and people in Nassua wished they lives in the city. Some people are obseesed with their dumbass boats or clamming or lagoons wherever they are and some smoke pot behind Dunkin Donuts at three in the morning. The girls are obsessed with there Coach bags and monogram wallets and guys with their Nike Dunks or Vans. The white people call towns like North Lindenhurst, Copiague, and Freeport "the ghetto" and the Hispanic people in those areas agree even if they own three million pairs of Jordans, sidekicks, iPods, and Gucci sunglasses. Like zero amount of Asians but alot live in Kings County. Half the Island doesnt know where China or Brazil is and most like to call themselves Italian when they look pale pasty Irish/German all over. A bunch of fake Italian/Chinese/Mexican/Japanese restaurants dot the area.

If You Live On Long Island Chances Are You're...

Emo
Annoying Emo
Skater dude
Wannabe Skater dude
Acid tripping skaters
Preppy girl
Preppy guy
Douchbag Preppy guy
Ugly preppy girl
Italiano/a
Wannabe Italiano/a
Guidos
Guidas
Trashy Bridge and Tunnel crowd (transplants from New Jersey)
Meterosexual Sicilian

Meterosexual Hispanic
Meterosexual Polish/Czech/Russian/Ukrainian/Belarussian/Croatian
Meterosexual Asian
Those people that wear "Kiss Me I'm Irish" tees/sweats
Annoying American white girls who are obsessed with Hollister and their GPAs and going to Princeton
Wannabe MS13/Latin King gangsters
Wannabe Crips/Bloods gangster
Wannabe Born To Kill gangster
Nike Dunk wearing Dominican loser
Bougies
Pot smokers
Raver
Screamo band person
Mike: Hey Heather where are you from?

Heather: Long Island

Mike: I know a guy there he was a douchebag who drove a Ferari.
by llola July 20, 2009
"in southern New York State, along with New York City. Nassau and Suffolk make up psuedo-long island, which techincally not part of the city. But most of nassau and western suffolk have the same culture and same or close "new york minute" feeling(rush hour for example). After all most of the skilled workforse for the city comes from the island, and its the money those people bring home that keeps long islands economy strong.

Most of long island is suburbs, from the town of brookhaven in suffolk to the queens border. Some of the areas are more urban than others, and some completely urban(spots in nassau, for example). Ask anyone, either they or their parents have lived in the city at one point in recent history; people move to get into more suburban atomosphere and to be closer to the beaches.

And to clear the "New Yorker" term up. "New Yorker" comes from "NEW YORK City" not New York State, so it refers to people in the city. Since Long Island is so closely connected with teh city, both culturly and geographically (brooklyn and queens are on long island), Long Islanders are also called New Yorkers (except for the east enders who stay in their shells and never go west). While out of staters can call people from upstate New Yorkers, its because they dont know the area well. Upstate is completely different than downstate, its more like pennsylvania, and doesnt embrase the "New York" atmosphere."

Couldn't have said it better myself. Long Island is the atmosphere of NYC put into a suburban setting. Long Islanders like to refer to each other as New Yorkers because the two areas are very related. But even diffrent areas on Long Island have diffrent feelings. Nassau and Western Suffolk have a lot more people who are more commonly jewish and more appreciative of the city. East of western suffolk (Huntington, Commack, Farmingdale, etc.) feels more like people who don't really like the city and are more like typical Middle americans. Some parts of Long Island have a very "Queens-ish" feeling to them. Some parts of the very west end of Nassau county have a similar atmosphere to Queens (Great Neck, New Hyde Park, Manhasset).
Great Beaches, Great style......
by Anonomously Anonomous July 09, 2005

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