By: Karen Misuraca
Stretching eastward from New York City for almost 120 miles, Long Islandresembles a great whale basking between the Long Island Sound and theAtlantic Ocean. This is the largest island adjoining the continental United States, and it was once home to thirteen Algonquin tribes before the arrival of the Europeans in the seventeenth century. The fertile farmlands and abundant fishing encouraged the Dutch and English settlers to stay, and 300 years later Long Island became synonymous with suburbia. But Long Island’s heritage has left us with more than sprawling malls and car-choked highways. There is an ageless beauty and rich history to this place the Native Americans...
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