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    25 Things Long Islanders Love

    How many days until Ralph's reopens?

    1. Jones Beach shows.

    2. Correcting anyone who says they're "in" Long Island.

    Kylie it's ON Long Island not IN Long Island

    mags@maggiemcmahon_Follow

    Kylie it's ON Long Island not IN Long Island

    4:42 PM - 08 Feb 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    3. Trespassing on town beaches or parks after dark.

    4. Parades.

    Spotted at the Huntington Christmas parade: a man in a full Elf costume drinking booze out of a maple syrup bottle.

    Arianna Rebolini@AriannaReboliniFollow

    Spotted at the Huntington Christmas parade: a man in a full Elf costume drinking booze out of a maple syrup bottle.

    8:54 PM - 29 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    5. Bonfires.

    6. 24-hour diners.

    7. And those diners' murals, specifically.

    My favorite diner mural in all the world. Hauppauge Palace Diner, NY.

    Scott Stein@jetscottFollow

    My favorite diner mural in all the world. Hauppauge Palace Diner, NY.

    10:50 AM - 29 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8. Taco Bell.

    Good to get home to long island, see the family, and get some nice home coo… Taco Bell.

    kVd@k_vedFollow

    Good to get home to long island, see the family, and get some nice home coo…

    Taco Bell.

    9:20 PM - 07 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9. Daring friends to visit the Kings Park Psych Center.

    10. Winking at that local love den. ;) ;)

    What happens at the commack motor inn stays at the commack motor inn

    Kevin Braun@KevinBraun368Follow

    What happens at the commack motor inn stays at the commack motor inn

    4:32 PM - 20 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11. Carvel, especially on Wednesdays.

    12. Insisting that LONG ISLAND BAGELS ARE THE BEST BAGELS.

    Trying to explain to my friend who lives upstate why Long Island bagels are the best

    Emily Blum@emilyblummFollow

    Trying to explain to my friend who lives upstate why Long Island bagels are the best

    10:47 PM - 16 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    13. The Ducks.

    My office for the day: Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Long Island Ducks

    Mike Gavin@MikeGavin7Follow

    My office for the day: Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Long Island Ducks

    12:15 PM - 13 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    14. And the Duck.

    15. Going down with this "Brooklyn is on Long Island" ship.

    Brooklyn is on Long Island. Look at a map.

    Say Monster@EliFistoFollow

    Brooklyn is on Long Island. Look at a map.

    5:34 PM - 19 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    @porschhaaafan87 @JoeandEvan Brooklyn is on Long Island, and Barclays Center is 20 miles from Nassau Coliseum. Shhh. Don't tell anyone.

    Colin Moriarty@notaxationFollow

    @porschhaaafan87 @JoeandEvan Brooklyn is on Long Island, and Barclays Center is 20 miles from Nassau Coliseum. Shhh. Don't tell anyone.

    9:35 PM - 22 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Fly Hat Ive had this for years truly reps Strong Island esp when Islanders moved to Bkln which IS LongIsland #doPEhat

    Chuck D@MrChuckDFollow

    Fly Hat Ive had this for years truly reps Strong Island esp when Islanders moved to Bkln which IS LongIsland #doPEhat

    1:56 PM - 20 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    16. Ironically (but also not) referring to it as "Strong Island."

    Strong Island to you, pally. “@VICE: Long Island's Littlest Beauty Queens http://t.co/4WOnYYxFzL ”

    Mike Errico@mikeerricoFollow

    Strong Island to you, pally. “@VICE: Long Island's Littlest Beauty Queens

    http://t.co/4WOnYYxFzL ”

    12:35 PM - 28 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    17. Vineyard crawls.

    18. Revisiting those old local emo favs.

    19. Holding a steadfast allegiance to ~your~ parkway.

    20. Spotting a Roosevelt Field cop on a segway.

    21. The day Ralph's Italian Ices opens for the season.

    22. The Piano Man.

    If you don't blast Billy Joel in the car at least once a week, are you really from Long Island?

    Gianna Minogue@DoseofVitaminGiFollow

    If you don't blast Billy Joel in the car at least once a week, are you really from Long Island?

    10:30 PM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    23. The rare empty car on the LIRR.

    24. Going ham on decorations.

    25. And, of course, all those beautiful beaches.

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