What is Long Island, New York like?
Pro's and Con's? Thank you very much.
- TallulahsMamaLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
I grew up on Long Island, lived there for nearly 30 years and live in Queens now but here ya go:
Long Island Pro's : Awesome beaches! The best! Quieter than NYC. The schools, many of which are top notch, Long Island gets their fair share of Westinghouse students. Plus the schools offer so many extra curricular activities. Easy access to NYC and the Hamptons, the Long Island Rail Road runs on the North and South shores and even through the middle of the Island. Long Island has wonderful fishing. Long Island also has quaint towns where you can find little shops to go into. Awesome Parks. The Fire Island National Seashore. Long Island lighthouses. Volunteer fire departments, something has to be said for the guys and girls who risk their lives to help others. Many area's are safe for kids to play in the yards. Yards are a great bonus. Little League, soccer leagues etc. Kids can get involved. I could go on and on.
Cons: The Long Island Parking Lot, excuse me the Long Island Expressway (L.I.E.)---forgedda bout it. Rush hour traffic is just a pain in the butt. Some areas of the Island are rich, snobby and not so easy to be accepted in. Some towns or areas are a wee bit prejudiced if someone is different from their established norm. They can be very cliquish. Taxes, taxes and more taxes (library budgets, school budgets, the fire department budgets). Long Island is expensive. Poor public transit system. Using the public transportation system is horrible especially in Suffolk County, so a car is an absolute must.
I lived on Long Island like I said for a long time and I hope to go back there when I start a family but for right now Queens is my home. I LOVE Long Island!
- oneofcoldLv 61 decade ago
Long Island is a very large suburban area with a wide range of towns - they range from some of the richest in the US to some poor areas, from cookie-cutter suburban developments with strip malls to old towns with picturesque Main Streets, from towns that are close to New York to towns that are hours away from the city, from commuter suburbs to beach towns. You really need to know a specific place on Long Island to get a better description.
- 1 decade ago
I am just 14 living in Queens but I'll tell you
Easy to get something to eat
Great variety of stores
Spirit of New York without the hectic overcrowdedness
Free books for school since I technically live in NYC
Gay Nassau people with their High Taxes and special stuff they get
Muggers (well thats how it is for Queens)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Lots of Parties
Lots of Space
Close to the City
Need a car
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- Lets cruise!Lv 61 decade ago
pros--safe, pleasent, lots of trees, good schools, great for famlies, larger properties, country living
cons-expensive, need a car to go anywhere