We have Fewer Rentals than our Suburban Neighbors
An enormous gap exists between what housing is being built on Long Island and what the region needs to facilitate economic growth and retain and attract young workers.
Families and Children Living in Poverty
Poverty and inequality among Long Island children.
What Can Just 9.8 Miles Do for Long Island?
What can just 9.8 miles of LIRR track do for an island that has over 700 miles of track already? Plenty!
Long Island’s Economy Today
Growth in today’s economy is more dependent on the biomedical sector, education and health services.
Saving Open Space
Starting in 2006 the goal was to preserve 37,000 acres on Long Island over a ten year period. Progress is slow.
Our Housing Problem
Our suburban neighbors have almost twice as many alternatives to single-family homes than we do on Long Island.
If you want to create jobs in your downtowns, great train connections are a must.
Track Change Needed
Our neighbors are reaping the benefits of investments in new services while ridership on our trains has declined.
The Power of 8,300
Long Island has 8,300 acres of underutilized properties in our downtowns and around our rail stations.
Our Property Taxes
A breakdown of Long Island property taxes for one homeowner.
The Rental Housing Problem
The shortage of affordable rental homes strains Long Island’s economy and makes it harder to compete for jobs in the years ahead.
Long Island Could be More Affordable
Long Islanders support options to make life more affordable.
Number of jobs on Long Island; 1952 to 2010
Research and Development Funding
Relative growth of Federal R&D funding; 2005 to 2010
Land use on Long Island by percent of land
The Building Permit Process
Compating the building permit process on LI vs. Fairfax, VA.
Chemicals applied on the ground will seep into the groundwater. So how bad is the problem on Long Island?
Annual G.M.P. growth/decline: Long Island vs. U.S.
Early Childhood Education
Early childhood education by the numbers on Long Island.