Seafarers have come to rely on the as a landmark since its completion in 1796. But when the U.S. Department of the Interior finally granted the iconic lighthouse on Monday, it confirmed what Long Islanders long knew.
The Montauk Point Lighthouse is symbolic of Long Island. But it got us at Patch wondering: If you had to pick one monument, building, event or location to represent today's Long Island, what would it be?
and its water tower certainly conjure warm memories.
Perhaps the home the built – the Nassau Coliseum – is as Long Island as it gets.
Maybe it's the Long Island Expressway, the roadway which breathes economic life into our suburban existence.
There are countless candidates. For the uber shopper, and in Riverhead surely rate. Your inner historian may opt for estate, , or the . The foodie in you may covet a pie from Briermere Farms or fine merlot from any number of . , Fire Island Ferry and are Long Island icons too.
Sadly, it won't be the , which was razed in 2011.
So what's your Long Island landmark? Go ahead in vote in our poll and weigh in by commenting.