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My Neighborhood

My neighborhood is historical, diverse, fun and very large. I have lived here in Shirley since July of 1987, I would turn 4 on September 23 of that year, about 14 years ago. My neighborhood is composed of the towns of Shirley, Mastic and Mastic Beach. These communities are located on a peninsula on the south shore of Long Island, New York. I am about 50- 60 miles from New York City; about an 1-1- 1/2 hours drive depending on the traffic.

When my parents made up the decision to move out here, my mom was going crazy. Shirley is considered the boon docks, the middle of nowhere to people who live more out west and she couldn't take it I vividly remember taking the drive out to Shirley with my parents, my 2 year old sister and my grandma to check out the house and the town before we decided on buying it. After a long drive heading out east on the Long Island expressway, you get off at exit 68(William Floyd parkway) and head south. You will reach Sunrise highway and Montauk highway shortly; they both run parallel to the LIE. At the "mainaE...

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