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If You've Done 35/49 Of These Things You Definitely Grew Up On Long Island, New York

"Where are you from? Wantagh. Montauk? I love Montauk!"

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  1. Check off everything you have done:
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    Called it "THE city"
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    Called Westchester "upstate"
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    Grew up ON Long Island, not IN
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    Been to Montauk
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    Been to that big duck
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    Know someone who has a place in the Hamptons
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    Personally know Hoodie Allen
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    Personally know Lindsay Lohan
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    ....or know someone who knows Lindsay Lohan...
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    ...or know someone that knows someone that knows one of Lindsay Lohan's siblings
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    Can pronounce Wantagh
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    Can pronounce Copiague
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    Can pronounce Hauppuage
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    Can pronounce Quogue
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    Went to a SUNY school
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    Have at least 5 friends that went to NCC or SCC
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    Have relatives in Florida
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    Been to at least 3 Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
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    Been to at least 10 Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
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    Seen a concert at Jones Beach
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    Been to a Billy Joel concert
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    Been to a birthday party at the Children's Museum
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    Watched News 12 only for school closings on snow days
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    Played lacrosse in high school
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    Have a favorite diner
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    Have a favorite place to get bagels
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    Have a favorite place to get pizza
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    Love pizza bagels
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    Only shop at King Kullen
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    Hate the LIRR...
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    ...but have taken the drunk train home more times than you can count
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    Know that Roosevelt Field Mall > The Source Mall
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    Went to a Sweet 16 that cost more than a wedding
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    Stopped at McDonalds drive-thru with your Driver's ed instructor (just me?)
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    Dared a friend to ring the bell at the Amityville horror house
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    Had your wardrobe consist of only Hardtails, Solo Pants and Juicy Tracksuits
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    Knew at least 10 boys in your school whose hair looked like Pauly D's
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    YOUR hair looked like Pauly D's
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    Spent your summers at Tobay Beach, Gilgo Beach, Jones Beach or Point Lookout
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    Watched an episode of the Long Island Medium
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    Crossed paths with the Gotti kids at least once
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    Have had Ralph's Italian Ices at least once each summer
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    Listened to Taking Back Sunday just because they were from Long Island
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    Also Brand New for that same reason
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    Know that you say caw-fee but hate when people are like, "what's CAW-FEE?!?!?!?!?"
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    Know at least one person from Great Neck
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    Went to sleepaway camp as a child
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    Dated someone that went to Kellenberg
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    Know at least one person with the last name "Levine"

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