Long Island has a moderately sunny climate, averaging 2, to 2, hours of sunshine annually. Explore all of your island dining options, and indulge in breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Long Island has a wide variety of golf courses found all over the island.
Several colleges and universities within the State University of New York system are on Long Island, including Stony Brook which noted its health sciences research and medical center , as well as Nassau Community College and Suffolk County Community College that serve their respective counties. Post campus , on a former Gold Coast estate in Brookville , and a satellite campus in downtown Brooklyn.
Music on Long Island Nassau and Suffolk is strongly influenced by the proximity to New York City and by the youth culture of the suburbs. Psychedelic rock was widely popular in the s as flocks of disaffected youth travelled to NYC to participate in protest and the culture of the time. Rock and pop singer Billy Joel grew up in Hicksville , Long Island and his youthful life there is reflected in some of his music.
The Nassau Coliseum and Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater are venues used by national touring acts as performance spaces for concerts. It is a popular place to view summer concerts, with new as well as classic artists performing there during the summer months. It hosts a large Fourth of July fireworks show every year which fills the stands. People also park cars along the highway leading to the show, and others watch from the nearby beaches.
Long Island is also known for its school music programs. Many schools in Suffolk County have distinguished music programs, with high numbers of students who are accepted into the statewide All-State music groups, or even the National All-Eastern Coast music groups. Long Island has historically been a center for fishing and seafood. This legacy continues in the Blue Point oyster , a now ubiquitous variety that was originally harvested on the Great South Bay and was the favorite oyster of Queen Victoria.
Clams are also a popular food and clam digging a popular recreational pursuit, with Manhattan clam chowder reputed to have Long Island origins. Of land-based produce, Long Island duck has a history of national recognition since the 19th century, with four duck farms continuing to produce 2 million ducks a year as of [update].
In addition to Long Island's duck industry, Riverhead contains one of the largest buffalo farms on the East coast. Long Island is well known for its production of alcoholic beverages.
Eastern Long Island is a significant producer of wines. Vineyards are most heavily concentrated on Long Island's North Fork , which contains 38 wineries. Most of these contain tasting rooms, which serve as popular tourist attractions for visitors from across the New York metropolitan area. The largest of these is Blue Point Brewing Company , best known for its toasted lager.
The eateries on Long Island are largely a product of the region's local ethnic populations. Asian cuisines , Italian cuisine , Jewish cuisine , and Latin American cuisines were the most popular categories of ethnic cuisine on Long Island as of the second decade of the s.
Jewish cuisine is likewise represented by delicatessens and bagel stores. Latin American cuisines span their geographical origins,  ranging from Brazilian rodizios to Mexican taquerias. Their former stadium, Shea Stadium was also home for the New York Jets football team from until An artificial turf baseball complex named Baseball Heaven is in Yaphank.
The Barclays Center , a sports arena , business, and residential complex built partly on a platform over the Atlantic Yards at Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, is the home of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team and the New York Islanders hockey team.
The move from New Jersey in the summer of marked the return to Long Island for the Nets franchise, which played at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale from to The Islanders played at Nassau Coliseum from their inception through Ebbets Field, which stood in Brooklyn from until its demolition in , was the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, who moved to California after the Major League Baseball season to become the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Despite this success during the latter part of the team's stay in Brooklyn, they were a second-division team with an unspectacular winning record for much of their history there — but nonetheless became legendary for the almost-fanatical devotion of the Brooklynites who packed the relatively small ballpark to vigorously root for the team they affectionately called, "Dem Bums". Loss of the Dodgers to California was locally considered a civic tragedy that negatively affected the community far more than did the similar moves of other established teams to new cities in the s, including the Dodgers' long-time arch-rival New York Giants , who also left for California after Their stadium, Bethpage Ballpark , is in Central Islip.
Shuart Stadium in Hempstead. Long Island has historically been a hotbed of lacrosse at the youth and college level, which made way for a Major League Lacrosse team in , the Long Island Lizards. Long Island has a wide variety of golf courses found all over the island.
Open tournaments as well as several other top level international championships. Queens also hosts one of the four tennis grand slams, the US Open. The complex also contains the biggest tennis stadium in the world, the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The longest dirt thoroughbred racecourse in the world is also at Belmont Park. Another category of sporting events popular in this region involves firematic racing events, involving many local volunteer fire departments. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Long Island disambiguation. Long Island Native name: Interactive map of Long Island.
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At left is the Queensboro Bridge , connecting Queens to Manhattan. A beach in The Hamptons of Suffolk County. Chinese Americans constitute the fastest-growing nationality on Long Island enumerating half million  , and in New York State,     with large-scale Chinese immigration continuing into Long Island and the New York City region, home to the largest metropolitan Chinese population outside of Asia.
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