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Resident Life

Long Island is considered a haven for residents and visitors alike. The longest and largest island in the contiguous United States, Long Island stretches over 100 miles from New York City to Montauk Point, offering pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches on its famous South Shore and quaint towns on its North Shore.

Though a well-known summer destination for celebrities as well as singles, couples, and families, Long Island is also home to several million residents who enjoy the island’s unique beauty and a myriad of recreational opportunities. Whether you enjoy fabulous art galleries and museums, exceptional fishing spots, pristine golf courses, great restaurants, amazing wineries, beautiful bike trails, or spectacular white sandy beaches, there’s virtually something for everyone.

Located in the northern center of the island, Stony Brook is also close to the excitement of Manhattan where an easy commute places you at the doorsteps of world-famous museums, professional and college sporting and concert events, and restaurants of every cuisine. 

suffolk county, ny
  • 911 square miles 

  • 340 miles of coastline

  • 1.6 million residents

What Makes Long Island so Special?

World Class Beaches

Long Island is known for its beautiful beaches—more than 100 of them—from the large public stretches with multiple amenities, to quiet, private coves at the ends of residential streets. Each summer hundreds of thousands visit Long Island for a taste of the tropics within driving distance.

Vineyards and Breweries

Exploring the Long Island Wine Country is a favorite resident pastime and offers the opportunity to sample award winning wine, enjoy beautiful views, and eat delicious food. 

For more information regarding Long Island Wineries and details:


There are many delicious restaurants to choose from in Long Island. Some of our favorite places to eat are located in Port Jefferson and Huntington Village. On Wednesdays after conference we meet as a group at one of the many restaurants or bars in the area.

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