In April 4th edition, one article read in part, “...he’s a principal at the Vanguard Insurance Agency on Long Island, but is still active in the Queens business community.”
Such wording insinuates and promotes the myth that Queens County is not on, or is not a part of, Long Island, when it geographically and obviously is.
News media should strive to convey truth and accuracy. Long Island is composed of four counties, Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.
During The Revolutionary War, The Battle of Long Island was primarily fought in Brooklyn. Long Island College Hospital, now NYU Langone, is located in Cobble Hill. The main campus of Long Island University can be found in Downtown Brooklyn.
Furthermore, the name of one of the communities that sits on the island’s western waterfront, Long Island City, surely is not a misnomer.
Perhaps next time you might say, “further out on the island” or “out on the island.”
Please keep Long Island long.