Long Island: The End Of Suburbia?

A new study from Rutgers University shows Long Island's suburbs sagging as New York City's numbers grow. One expert says, "This relentless suburbanization has reached its low tide."
July 18, 2004, 1pm PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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Since the 1960s, New York City's growth has been far outpaced by that of its suburbs, both in terms of population and economic expansion. But according to a report by Rutgers, Long Island's suburbs are under threat from their own weight, what one researcher calls, "the enormous strains on infrastructure experienced by the suburbs." In the last decade, many have abandoned the high-cost suburban landscape for the convenient, stimulating world of the city.

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Published on Friday, July 16, 2004 in Newsday

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