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Just outside of New York City you’ll find miles of sparkling ocean beaches, historic sites, quaint downtown villages, world-renowned Long Island Wine Country and the famed Hamptons. Enjoy some of the best farm-to-table fare available in the United States, courtesy of the incredible farmlands and the bounties of the island’s surrounding waters. Discover Long Island, New York City’s beachfront backyard.
Seven bridges and two tunnels connect from New York City to Long Island. From there it’s a short drive east to Nassau and Suffolk counties. Three major express routes run east and west through Long Island: the Long Island Expressway (interstate Route 495), Northern State Parkway and Southern State Parkway. Other local, but major east-west routes include Route 25A and Route 25 on the North Shore; and Route 27 and Route 27A on the south shore.
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Long Island is serviced by three major airports: JFK International (JFK); LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Long Island Islip MacArthur Airport (ISP). The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) travels from Manhattan to most Long Island towns, and public transportation is available through the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).