Life on Long Island

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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. 

What makes Long Island special?

World Famous Beaches

Spectacular Sporting Events

Exceptional Arts Venues


Great Neighborhoods

Excellent Schools

Brookology (website features leisure-time activities, special shopping deals, information on social groups and a digital bulletin board)


And More