Attraction of suburban lifestyle
Because of the geographic location of Stony Brook in the heart of leafy suburb within Suffolk County, one can expect ideal living environment, both for those with and without family commitment at the time of Fellowship training. While it is true to say daily life is heavily car-dependent, Stony Brook is free of over-crowding of people like that in a big city, making it overall less stressful pace of life and enables one to focus on clinical training. Local availability of JFK International Airport and LaGuardia airport offers easy access to both domestic and international travels.
The Long Island Railroad serves Stony Brook station which is located within the Stony Brook University Campus and provides convenient access to New York City, with many stops in between, including Citifield for the New York Mets and the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.
The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, offers hourly ferry service to Connecticut, providing easy access to New England.
Long Island Beaches
During the glorious summer months, the sparkling, sandy shoreline is a delight to visit. For festivities and fun, one may visit the famous Jones Beach where on the Boardwalk any given summer evening you can enjoy a summer stroll, a concert and some ice cream. For those who prefer more peace and tranquility, local residents-only beaches like West Meadow beach in Stony Brook may be a better destination to relieve one’s stress on a beautiful summer’s evening after work.
Vineyards and Farmlands
Long Island is famous for vineyards and farms which provide good day-trips for families and friends. While North and South Forks are the primary locations for those, one can find a more local vineyard as close as St. James, a neighboring town of Stony Brook. Local family farms offer seasonal festivals with fresh fruits and vegetables as well as delicious pies.
Shopping and Dining
All the major retailers such as Target, Walmart, BestBuy, Home Depot, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Costco, and Stop and Shop are within a few minutes of driving distance from the University Hospital. Also, just 10 minutes from Stony Brook is the Smith haven Mall, home to major retailers, including Apple store, Barnes and Nobles, and multiple dining options from national chains. The Tanger Outlets in Riverhead and Deer Park are both within driving distance from Stony Brook to let out your stress over the weekend. Stony Brook has several fine eateries including, but not limited to, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Mediterranean including Italian and Greek, and American. Neighboring port city, Port Jefferson offers multitude of outstanding seafood restaurants.