What makes Long Island special?
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 (Brooklyn and Queens) 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 beauty and a myriad of recreational opportunities. Whether you enjoy art galleries and museums, exceptional fishing spots, pristine golf courses, great restaurants, amazing wineries, beautiful bike trails, or spectacular white sandy beaches, there’s something for everyone.
Located in the northern center of the island, Stony Brook is also close to Manhattan, where an easy commute places by rail, bus, or car places you in the middle of one of the world’s greatest and most exciting cities.