There are plenty of articles in Newsday, The Herald and even the Long Beach Patch about all the young adults moving away from Long Island. The NY Times has an article talking about the ones that decided to stay. I can relate to this article because I am one of them. I actually moved back to Long Island after living in the city for so many years. I wanted a backyard and the beach, but city-like features like a walkable downtown and train were very important too. To be honest, if Long Beach didn’t exist, I’d still be in the city. Long Island, as a whole, has a long way to go.
From the article:
Long Beach has already made it, said Joe Sinnona, the multiple listing director for the Long Island Board of Realtors and an associate broker with Verdeschi Realty in Long Beach. Beaches, bicycles, restaurants and bars are among the main attractions, said Mr. Sinnona, 42. In the last five years, he said, he has seen an influx of singles emerging from their parents’ “big nest into their own nest.” Monthly rents, he said, are $1,000 to $1,100 for studios, $1,200 to $1,500 for one-bedrooms and $1,600 to $1,800 for two-bedrooms.
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