Long Island City: A Neighborhood With A Lot To Be Desired

Long Island is an extremely run of the mill rural territory – bunches of towns with nearby shops and eateries, separated by wide swaths of private neighborhoods and significant lanes with huge box stores and strip shopping centers.  Long Island is unfathomable, with around three million individuals living in it, and around 100 miles from the Queens outskirt to the end of the island at Montauk.

There are presently numerous great eateries of various types. There are quite a few Thai and Indian restaurants, and every kind of Latino food, and a good variety of ethnic grocers. Good seafood places are common as well.

While shopping choices are mostly similar to suburbs around the country, there are lots of quirky and interesting local stores including one of the very best independent bookstores left in the US (Book Revue, in Huntington.). Cultural sites are not quite as rare as you might imagine, with many historic homes and a growing number of museums of various kinds, plus local theater, and a good bit of live music.

There are several universities and colleges that draw students from all over. It  includes Adelphi, Hofstra, New York Institute of Technology, and several campuses of the State University, including the very large Stony Brook campus.

Medical care is very good. There are lots of good doctors and three world-class teaching hospitals – North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish, which are now the flagships of the large NSLIJ system, and Stony Brook. NYIT, Stony Brook, and Hofstra each have medical schools,

Not only are the public schools generally good, but there are some top rank private schools, including the Catholic Chaminade and Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School. Public libraries are also of high caliber.

There are generally four unequivocal seasons. Summers can get hot and sticky, and winters can be frosty and frigid, however, typically the atmosphere is gentle.

At the point when considering purchasing a house in Long Island, ensure that you visit amid the day and in addition amid the night. Go to the property on a weekend, yet don’t disregard to see what it resembles on weekends. For example, you may locate the ideal house that is situated in an ordinarily calm neighborhood. However, in the event that it’s in closeness to a bar or eatery, you may discover the comings and goings on weekends to be a genuine impediment.

 

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