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Nassau Hub Report

The Long Island Index released a study of the proposed Nassau Hub Biotech Park that finds that the proposed Park does not go far enough to maximize the potential of this rare economic development opportunity for Nassau County and Long Island. The study – titled “Nassau Hub Innovation District: Transforming the Nassau Hub into a Competitive Innovation District

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2017

Home Remedies

Accessory Apartments on Long Island: Lessons Learned. This study explores the complex relationship between Long Island and accessory apartments, a housing type that has been used both legally and illegally in a wide range of communities to address the need for affordable housing and the desire of seniors to remain in their homes.

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2017

The Long Campaign: What it Takes to Build Apartments on Long Island

The case study highlights the unusual difficulty of navigating the approval process on Long Island, which makes it particularly hard for developers to take on the business risk inherent in building here. AvalonBay Communities has figured out how to make it work for them, but it’s one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in

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2016

Mapping Long Island’s Rentals

A report by the Long Island Index and City University of New York Mapping Service entitled, Mapping Long Island’s Rentals, documents the history of building rental housing near train stations.  Historically, a substantial amount of rental housing on Long Island was built near train stations (as much as 50% before the 1960s), but the number of

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2016

Long Island’s Needs for Multifamily Housing

Measuring How Much We Are Planning to Build vs. How Much We Need for Long Island’s Future Study Objectives: To evaluate the current state of multifamily housing on Long Island, and assess the need for additional multifamily housing based on demographic projections and housing preferences. To analyze potential locations that can accommodate new multifamily housing,

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2016

Housing Choice and Affordability on Long Island & Beyond

A public opinion survey of suburban NY Metro area residents, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates.

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2015

Multifamily, Rental Housing on Long Island

A brief review of multifamily, rental housing on Long Island. Based on research completed by the Long Island Index in 2015.

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2015

Long Island is in Trouble

If we choose to do nothing now, Long Island will be a significantly older and more expensive place to live in a short two decades.

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2015

Families and Children Living in Poverty

Poverty and inequality among Long Island children.

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2015

Long Island’s Transformation

Interactive maps of Long Island from 1970-2010 show historical trends in population growth, demographics, education, income, and employment.

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2015

Long Island’s Future: Executive Summary

A summary of the original study, examining the impacts of Long Island-wide initiatives that could address some of the region’s most intractable issues.

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2015

Long Island’s Future: Economic Implications of Today’s Choices

This study examines the impacts of Long Island-wide initiatives that could address some of the region’s most intractable issues.

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2015

Still Separate & Not Getting More Equal

The persistence of economic and racial inequalities in education on Long Island.

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2015

The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Long Island Rail Road Main Line Third Track (Full Report)

A report conducted by HR&A Advisors and Parsons Brinkerhoff highlights the enormous impact that an additional 9.8 miles of track on the LIRR Main Line could have on Long Island’s economy.

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2014

Access to Early Childhood Programs

Long Islanders overwhelmingly support pre-K education, according to a recent public opinion poll.

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2014

Looking Ahead on Long Island

Looking ahead on Long Island: To stay or go, live downtown, where to work, and other local matters.

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2014

Third Track: Key Points

How 9.8 miles of new train track on Long Island can generate more than 14,000 jobs.

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2014

The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Long Island Rail Road Main Line Third Track (Executive Summary)

The executive summary of a report conducted by HR&A Advisors and Parsons Brinkerhoff highlights the enormous impact that an additional 9.8 miles of track on the LIRR Main Line could have on Long Island’s economy.

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2014

How the Long Island Rail Road Could Shape the Next Economy

The LIRR has been central to the growth of Long Island yet the reach has remained unchanged since 1910.

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2013

Upgrades to the Long Island Rail Road

Eleven things that upgrades to the LIRR can do for Long Islanders

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2013

Innovation Index

A series of indicators covering the full spectrum of the region’s economic, social and innovation opportunities.

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2012

Who Provides Services on Long Island?

An introduction to the Long Island Index maps

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2012

Long Island Index Profile Report 2012

A report about how Long Island is progressing economically, demographically and socially.

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2012

Tracking Residential Satisfaction on Long Island

A survey about Long Islanders’ outlook on the future and openness to change in their region.

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2012

Inter-District and Intra-District Segregation on Long Island

Study measures the degree of segregation found within and between our school districts.

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2012
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