Whoa whoa, first of all, Long Island is not part of the city or most definitely, not part of upstate New York. Furthermore, there is a huge difference between Nassau and Suffolk, North shore and South shore. The Hamptons are basically a separate entity altogether. Billy Joel said it best: either you date a rich girl from the North Shore or a cool girl from the South shore. Except North Shore girls are actually cooler...but South shore beaches are the best (Robert Moses field 4!). We live for the summers...beer bqs and the beach. People who hate Long Island are just jealous. Who wouldn't want to live on the water, have a gorgeous house, and drive a sweet car. We can go to NYC whenever we want (even though we never do). We could probably single handedly support Abercrombie, Polo, and Lily Pullitzer. Long Island is far superior to everywhere else.
Long island is the breeding ground for gorgeous girls, hot guys, nice cars, and fabulous beaches.
by LILoyolaGirl December 05, 2005
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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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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.
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Short for Long Island Iced Tea, a powerful cocktail made with vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, sour mix and cola.
by Bill G March 28, 2005
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look at the map, brooklyn and queens are physically part of long island. and it's not upstate, it is the suburbs. i live in the bronx now, its not a huge difference then living in huntington, unless your retarded. you city folk need to chill and wise up.
Long Island is where many of Manhattan's most successful people live.
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when most people think of islands, they think of palm trees, sand, sun and 100 degree weather 365 days a year. but when i think of islands, i think of long island which is my home. you know your from here when :
1. you've snuck into the city using the L.I.R.R and your parents never found out.
2. you tried weed summer going into 9th grade.
3.everytime you go to a different state - you HAVE to hit up every dairy queen/sonic in the area.
4. you remember brett saborhagens.
5. you can't imagine living somewhere without beaches.
6. you associate babylon village with hott lacrosse guys and gilgo beach.
7. you started drinking when you were 12.
8. your idea of a party is getting piss drunk around a fire in your friend's backyard then walking through town making an ass out of yourself.
9. you love the yankees.
10. you've spent 10 bucks at a movie theatre.
11. you straigten your hair everyday of your life.
12. you've gone camping before.
13. you've used the word "legit" in a sentence before.
14. you know that the southshore is the greatest place in the world & the northshore is for rich people.
15. you've seen a concert at nassau colliseam.
16. you can name at least 5 people that have moved to north or south carolina.
long islander - so have you ever been the city?

non long islander- what do you mean?

long islander- like manhatten .

non long islander- oh i think ive driven by there like once.

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Uh first of all you DUMBASSES, Long Island is NOT Upstate, in fact, we only consider NYC and Long Island in New York State, Upstate is for poor famers :-)...First of all, we have the nicest beaches, shopping, cars, and houses. We have some of the best restaurants. I'm sorry that all of you that bash Long Island, but you are clearly jealous that we have money and you do not. We have the best schooling and the best of almost everything. So next time you want to diss Long Island, get your facts straight you stupid shits.
by Brianne S. December 10, 2005
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