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John Van Buren
Most suburbs radiate in rings around the central city, but Long Island is different, Since it is an island (as the name cleverly states), development can only go so far in the directions in the compass. This relative compactness has shaped and influenced not only the physical form of construction for residences, infrastructure and industry, but also the patterns of development along the 118 mile long fish shaped isle. Long Island today is considered a suburb of New York City, but historically, the intricate connection between the two was not always as strong as it is today.
Murdocco, Richard, "Land Use Policy and Development on Long Island" (2009). Student Theses 2001-2013. 51.