A naming of famous people from New York wouldn't be complete without mentioning the extensive list of Long Island musicians. From today's brightest young stars including Ashanti, Mariah Carey and LL Cool J, to the enduring music of Billy Joel, Lou Reed and Harry Chapin to the unmistakably great John Philip Sousa and Guy Lombardo, Long Island musicians are world-renowned.
Many are from Long Island's Nassau County
region, while others can be found crooning in the Hamptons
. And if high fashion is your passion, some of the industry's most well-known designers have also tapped into the creative energy here. Donna Karen, Michael Kors, Steve Madden, Stuart Weitzman and Kenneth Cole are all said to frequent Long Island's shores.
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