Visit Long Island, New York - ¤The Island that Pays TributeËFrom beaches and golf courses for tourists to a high quality of life for local residents, Long Island, New York offers great living in one of the busiest places in the world. Long Island is just as it sounds - a ¤long islandË located in New York City. With an estimated population of around 7.5 million people, Long Island is the 17th most populous island - ahead of Jamaica, Ireland, and Hokkaido (Japan) - in the world. It is also the largest island in the lower 48 United States.
Long Island covers a land area of 1,377 square miles, and runs outward from the New York Harbor around 118 miles. The island was originally named ¤Paumanok,Ë a Native American name meaning ¤The Island that Pays Tribute.Ë The reason it was named this is because the peaceful residents of Long Island were forced to pay tribute and payment to warlike tribes in order to avoid attacks.
The New York City boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn, NY are located in the westernmost end of Long Island. Also, Suffolk and Nassau counties are located there. Traditionally, the term ¤Long IslandË refers to only Suffolk and Nassau counties, which are primarily suburban areas. Queens and Brooklyn, NY are actually a part of New York City though they are geographically a part of the island.
Cities that are near Long Island include New York City, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, and North Bergen.
It╠s no secret that Long Island attracts society╠s elite. The area offers a high quality of life with Nassau County being the second richest county per capita in the state of New York. It is the fifth richest county in the nation. Suffolk County offers many beach towns, a beautiful lighthouse, and the world-renowned Hamptons.
Though Long Island attracts the elite, it is highly populated by middle-class, hard-working homeowners who love family-oriented communities.
Those visiting New York City will want to skip over to the island to visit the beaches, museums, parks and other family-oriented sites. Beaches include Long Beach, Cedar Beach, Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY, The Rockaways in Queens, Atlantic Beach in Nassau County, Jones Beach, and Nickerson Beach. Some of the parks in the area are the Sunken Meadow State Park, the Montauk Point State Park, and the Smith Point County Park.
Long Island also offers several gorgeous resort areas such as the Fire Island National Seashore, which is a hot spot for vacationers during the summer months. There╠s also the Village of Ocean Beach on Fire Island, and the Hamptons in Suffolk County.
Golfers will be in paradise at Long Island. The island features many golf courses, country clubs, and polo clubs. To name just a few: Bretton Woods Country Club, Brookville Country Club, Cherry Valley Country Club, Crescent Beach Club, Deepdale Golf Club, Garden City Country Club, Moments Golf Club, and many others.
Long Island offers a variety of restaurants to fit every taste bud. Every type of cuisine one can think of is available, from Italian to Hungarian to Mexican. Many specialty restaurants and pizzerias are family-owned. There╠s even an annual Long Island Pizza Festival & Bake-Off competition where local pizzerias compete to find out who╠s the best on Long Island! There are also delightful bagel shops, delis, and more.
Those who love the water can enjoy boating and fishing while visiting Long Island. History and art buffs will like the Noquchi Museum, the Socrates Sculpture Park, or the P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center.
The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is located in the village of Patchogue and is also the home of the Atlantic Wind Symphony.
Long Island is a great place for culture, outdoor enjoyment, and fine dining any time of the year. Visitors to the area may learn more about Long Island, New York USA at the tourism website.
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