About Long Island, New York


Located in the southeastern part of New York State, Long Island is a densely populated island that is bounded by the Atlantic coast. The area has an estimated population of 7.5 million residents as of the last census.


At one end of Long Island are the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. At the center and east most parts of the Island are the suburbs of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. However, when people refer to Long Island, they typically refer to the Suffolk and Nassau Counties.


Residents in the region work in the financial or technical sectors, similar to the rest of New York City. Living standards in Long Island are quite similar to boroughs in New York which means they are higher than the national average.



However, the higher household incomes in the area more than makeup for the high cost of living.


That said, it is easy to access the historical sites that dot New York City. Residents get around through a well-established subway system, which comes in handy when avoiding traffic bottlenecks in some areas.

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