Change in Total Population for LI and Others, 2008-2011
Change in total population on Long Island and in other suburban communities, 2008-2012
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!
Change in Share of Family Type
Change in Share of Family Type on Long Island, 1970-2013
Change in Retail Vacancy Rates
Change in retail vacancy rates on Long Island by community, 2009-2013
Family Type, 1970-2012
Family type on Long Island, 1970-2012
Share of Population by Age Group, 2000-2012
Share of population by age group on Long Island, 2000-2012
Retail Stores Total Net Absorption
Long Island Retail Stores Total Net Absorption, 2009-2013
Retail Vacancy Rates
Retail vacancy rates on Long Island by community, 4th quarter 2013
Households with Housing Cost Burdens Compared to Other Suburban Communities
Long Island households with housing cost burdens compared to other suburban communities, 2013
Federal SBIR/STTR Awards in Long Island and New York State
Average Federal SBIR/STTR awards to companies on Long Island and in New York State, 2000-2011
Median Home Sales Price
Median Home Sales Price on Long Island, 2000-2013
Share of Population Aged 55+
Share of population aged 55 or more: Long Island, New York City and rest of New York region
Local Government Expenditures
The growth in local government costs has slowed substantially since 2008.
It is virtually guaranteed that Long Island will not meet its goal to preserve 10% of the Island’s land mass as open space and farmland by 2016.
Long Island is experiencing a rapid rise in contaminants in our aquifer system and in our surface waters.
Commuter Rail Lines in the Region
Commuter rail lines in the New York metropolitan region
Long Island’s Economy Today
Growth in today’s economy is more dependent on the biomedical sector, education and health services.
Existing Long Island Rail Road Infrastructure
Location of Existing 63rd Street Tunnel, new mid-day train storage yard in Sunnyside and New Tunnels Excavated for East Side Access
Long Island Rail Road Main Line and Double Track
LIRR Main Line and Double Track projects with connecting branch lines
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.
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.
If you want to create jobs in your downtowns, great train connections are a must.
Long Island Trolleys
A map of Long Island’s historic trolley lines
Upgrades to the Long Island Rail Road
Eleven things that upgrades to the LIRR can do for Long Islanders