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#66728 - 05/04/02 09:13 AM Re: Small Islands  
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#66729 - 05/04/02 01:34 PM Re: Who lives the furthest from the coast?  
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Yes, manhattan is 12 miles long, and and 3 miles at its widest, and long island is about 110 miles long, and 30 miles at its widest.. but neither are island nations.or even states! they are just part of the geography.

and in the strange world of NY politics, i don't live on long island.

now, if you get out a map, you'll notice that Queens, (and Brooklyn) make up the western part of Long island, (about 25 to 30% of the island) but-- in NY-- politics is a much strong force than geography. i do not live on long island. i live in NYC, in Queens, in Flushing, in Little Neck.. lots of ways to say were i live (all of the above are acceptable, but not Long Island.

Just a directly south (down) from Faldage and AnnaS is Pennslyvania, -- but when they say "down state" they mean NYC and its direct suburbs. and for me-- Upstate means both north, and west.. Angel lives upstate, too.


#66730 - 05/04/02 02:27 PM Re: Who lives the furthest from the coast?  
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Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
smallest island?

Yeahbut®, my little barrier island of the Wildwoods on the utter tip of South Jersey is about 7 miles long and maybe a mile at its widest (averaging about 1/4 to 1/2 mile in width...I'm trying to find the exact specifications). And it used to be called Five Mile Beach before they filled in Turtle Gut Inlet at the southern end, connecting the island with Two Mile Beach at the turn of the 20th century (for real estate development, what else?). Some folks who feel high-and-dry today actually have houses sitting on an old inlet and could have a real surpise coming, because major storms have a penchant for reopening old inlets or cutting new ones (like what happened in Ocean City, Maryland, in the 70's...a hurricane ripped a whole new inlet through the barrier island there, just south of the boardwalk and all the real estate...they were lucky).


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