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Quality ratings[edit]

As they are now, the quality ratings are really inconsistent with the WP:1.0 scale, which is the de facto standard across Wikipedia. (I do enjoy the thought of a "Delete-Class" though...) --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 07:30, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and installed code enabling WP:1.0 assessment for this project to the template. --TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 19:53, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject banner image[edit]

The image in the banner is too small to be intelligible. Here are some suggestions for other images we could use:

Image:Montauk point lighthouse pano.jpg (needs to be cropped)

Image:The Big Duck.JPG

Any other suggestions? Antony-22 (talk) 17:53, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Never mind, it's already been changed. Antony-22 (talk) 03:09, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Userbox?[edit]

Hey, I found out about this WikiProject because of the newsletter, and joined because I'm a proud Long Islander. I was just wondering if someone could create a userbox for members of the project, with an appropriate category as well. ~EdGl 01:08, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Nothing444. Where do you want it on the main project page? I'll leave that up to you. ~EdGl 03:58, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Scouting office[edit]

Can someone explain what the "scouting office" is supposed to be? Metros (talk) 22:29, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedian June 1 NYC Meetup[edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday June 1st, Columbia University area
Last: 3/16/2008
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, elect a board of directors, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the last meeting's minutes).

We'll also review our recent Wikipedia Takes Manhattan event, and make preparations for our exciting successor Wiki Week bonanza, being planned with Columbia University students for September or October.

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and (weather permitting) hold a late-night astronomy event at Columbia's telescopes.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

Also, check out our regional US Wikimedia chapters blog Wiki Northeast (and we're open to guest posts).--Pharos (talk) 19:47, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme[edit]

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

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Photo of George C. Williams[edit]

Assuming he is still there per his biography, can someone from/near Stony Brook University please take a photo of this important evolutionary biologist? There doesn't seem to be a category for people from this university... Richard001 (talk) 02:45, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Does Billy Joel belong on the project?[edit]

I've been adding Long Island banners to a lot of articles related to Long Island. Would adding one to the article on Billy Joel be appropriate? ----DanTD (talk) 20:10, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

UPDATE: I decided to add the tag anyway. ----DanTD (talk) 01:29, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Long Island[edit]

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Belle Monde Estate?[edit]

Where is, or was the Belle Monde Estate? Some 1915 movie listed on IMDb claims it's a Long Island location. It sounds like something from the Gold Coast to me. ----DanTD (talk) 11:37, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

New York Islanders[edit]

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New York City Wikipedian Meetup November 16[edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday November 16th, Columbia University area
Last: 6/01/2008
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, finalize and approve bylaws, interact with representatives from the Software Freedom Law Center, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the June meeting's minutes and the September meeting's minutes).

We'll also review our recent Wikis Take Manhattan event, and make preparations for our exciting successor Wikipedia ♥ Art bonanza, being planned with the Brooklyn Museum for February.

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and (weather permitting) hold a late-night astronomy event at Columbia's telescopes.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.--Pharos (talk) 22:04, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group[edit]

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Template, Redirect, and other class-articles[edit]

We need some template, category, redirect, and other types of categories for this project. Who can make some? ----DanTD (talk) 15:48, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

I don't quite follow; what needs to be done? ~EdGl (talk) 16:34, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
You could start by looking here. ----DanTD (talk) 20:21, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Here's good too. ----DanTD (talk) 20:23, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Oh you mean change Template:WikiProject Long Island Banner to include class=category, class=template, etc.? I don't know how to do that :( ~EdGl (talk) 21:42, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
That's exactly what I mean. I think I did that with some banners for Florida-realted roads, but I don't remember how I did that. ----DanTD (talk) 19:13, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
We need to find an editor who knows how do do it. As an aside, I've been going through Category:Long Island and its subcategories, putting the WPLI banner on the talk pages of each category and article. Seems like barely any LI-related page had the banner before I started this up. Anyone who's part of this WikiProject that's reading this: there's a lot more to go and help would be appreciated :) ~EdGl (talk) 19:56, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

(unindent) I visit here to mention that i was trying to add WikiProject Long Island to a few articles, found that {{WikiProject Long Island}} did not work. I fixed it for now by making that a redirect to Template:WikiProject Long Island banner. Actually i think you should move the template from the longer name to the shorter name, though either should now work. More usual practice in other wikiprojects is to have banner at "WikiProject Name" type format, so easier to remember/use this syntax here if you follow it. Hope this helps. Bye! doncram (talk) 00:42, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

P.s. Also you may want to create more redirects, so spelling variations like Banner vs. banner and WikiProject vs. Wikiproject won't matter. doncram (talk) 00:44, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
I set up some of those other redirects. What about shortcuts to these pages? (unindent) Shortcut wp:LI is taken for another purpose. How about wp:LONGI and wp:longi for the wikiproject page, wt:longi and wt:LONGI for this talk page? If those are acceptable, create redirects from those, and add {{shortcut|wp:longi|wp:LONGI}} to the main page and add {{shortcut|wt:longi|wt:LONGI}} near the top of this Talk page. doncram (talk) 01:20, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Well, we already have WP:LINY and WP:WPLI, but WP:LONGI sounds good too, I think I'll create it now in fact. I don't think we need any shortcuts to this talk page. ~EdGl 01:58, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
I noticed that there are some categories which need creating. Please see Template:WikiProject Long Island Banner/class. And, are you sure you want Needed-class? This one is hardly used by any project. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:09, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
It would've been nice to keep Needed-class on reserve, just in case it's actually needed. In the meantime, there are other articles and images and what not that I've tagged already, but more have to come. ----DanTD (talk) 15:41, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Help Needed to protect new articles on Oyster Bay[edit]

Hello, I am the author of numerous articles on historic buildings in Oyster Bay. These are part of the Oyster Bay History Walk. One of these has been tagged AFD and there are only a few days left before this review closes. I'd encourage my fellow editors on WikiProject Long Island to weigh in at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Fleet's Hall and urge the reviewer to "Keep" this page and others like it in the Oyster Bay History Walk. These are not perfect, but at least they are a starting point for us to begin to tell the story of Oyster Bay and Long Island through our buildings.

Thank you,

Inoysterbay (talk) 13:31, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

CDPs and hamlets[edit]

Most people, especially those in hamlets, identify where they live by their postal address and their school board. CDPs are useful for demographic information, but their boundaries are in no way constant and few people know or care which CDP they live in. People may know where they go to vote, but I doubt they know the boundaries of their CDP. The maps used for hamlets would be more useful if there were some way to overlay the post office and school district boundaries as well - or if all 3 maps were presented in the article. I do not have a source for these boundaries other than google-earth. Anyone have any idea of the appropriate place to bring this up for consideration beyond this project?--JimWae (talk) 00:09, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Huntington (which could refer to the CDP, Hamlet, and/or Township) has not recieved a Quality or importance rating. Keep in mind that there is One Article for the township, and one that is for the CDP and Hamlet. --RayqayzaDialgaWeird2210    13:12, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
The website for suffolk county has decent zip code maps and school board maps (see [1]), but I understand that NY State produced materials are not automatically in the public domain like US Govt prepared material is. It would be great addition to have ZIP maps on hamlet/village pages, and for school district pages to have district maps, and its definitely information people would like to see. Is the only way to do this to recreate the maps ourselves? This could be done, but would be time consuming. --Neighborhoodpalmreader (talk) 22:35, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Signpost Article[edit]

Let me know if you become active again.--iBentalk/contribs 01:54, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

New category for LI images[edit]

I just created a new Category:Images of Long Island, New York. If anybody submits images of Long Island that aren't in the commons, they should go there instead of the rest of New York State. ----DanTD (talk) 17:07, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Shingle style architecture[edit]

Hey, i wonder if members here could point out examples of Shingle Style architecture on Long Island. The current article (just split out of a Queen Anne Style architecture article) is perhaps overly Massachusetts-oriented. I myself just began a stub article about Montauk Association Historic District. Any instances having articles can be given Category:Shingle Style architecture, which will probably be subdivided by state when it grows. There are lots of LI examples, though, right? --doncram (talk) 18:15, 13 February 2010 (UTC)


Following are NRHP-listed examples of Shingle Style architecture, including all the Long Island ones (and perhaps some non-Long Island ones, accidentally not yet pared off this list):
refnum resname address city statecd descothr
86002513 Masury Estate Ballroom Old Neck Rd. S Center Moriches NY
79001592 James Alfred Roosevelt Estate 360 Cove Neck Rd. Cove Neck NY
00001016 Douglaston Hill Historic District Roughly bounded by Douglaston Pkwy., Northern Blvd., 244th St., 243rd St., and Long Island RR Douglaston NY et al.
88001029 Briar Patch Road Historic District End of Briar Patch Rd. along Georgica Pond East Hampton NY
97000065 Saint Thomas' Chapel Main St., jct. with Indian Wells Plain Hwy., Amagansett East Hampton NY
78001855 Rock Island Light Station N of Fishers Landing on Rock Island Fishers Landing NY
82001056 Aumic House Leesome Ln. Guilderland NY
01001441 Coykendall Lodge Off Alder Lake Rd. Hardenbergh NY
93000399 Elka Park Historic District SE of Hunter town center Hunter NY
85002492 Bowes House 15 Harbor Hill Dr. Huntington Bay NY
85002524 Charles Geoghegan House 9 Harbor Hill Dr. Huntington Bay NY
91000421 Witherbee Memorial Hall Broad St. E of jct. with Office Rd. Mineville NY
76001282 Montauk Association Historic District E of Montauk off NY 27 on DeForest Rd. Montauk NY
93000709 Woodcrest Moriches Rd. Nissequogue NY
93000699 By-the-Harbor Moriches Rd. Nissequogue NY
95000158 Maycroft Ferry Rd. (NY 114) North Haven NY
99000640 Quogue Life-Saving Station 78 Dune Rd. Quogue NY
03000094 Sacandaga Railroad Station 136 McKinley Ave. Sacadaga Park NY
05000747 Sayville Congregational Church 131 Middle Rd. Sayville NY
03000406 Joseph Wood House 284 Greene Ave. Sayville NY
88000010 House at 19 Locust Place 19 Locust Pl. Sea Cliff NY
87000225 Samson Fried Estate NY 74 Severance NY
99001681 Rosemary Lodge 322 Rose Hill Rd. Southampton NY
05000330 Joseph Nelson Hallock House Main Rd. and Maple Ave. Southold NY
92001474 Highland Park Historic District Roughly, Park Ave. from Military Rd. to 170 Park Ave. St. Armand NY
85000630 Crowther House 97 Beach Lane Westhampton Beach NY Vernacular Shingle
For anyone to take pics of, or to edit. Just chatting, trying to keep ur wikiproject from being shut down. :) --doncram (talk) 22:30, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

editing campaign for all NRHP places[edit]

(meaning for all NRHP places on Long Island)

There's a steady but sure editing campaign going on, towards creating at least a stub article for every NRHP place listed in New York State. The new stubs have basic info and include some discussion of significance from the available-on-line NRHP nomination documents. I think more than half of the counties in the state have been completed. (See Talk:List of RHPs in NY for status; List of RHPs in Madison is one recently completed.)

About Nassau and Suffolk counties, I wonder about starting at the eastern tip, with National Register of Historic Places listings in East Hampton (town), New York, and working back, or then just skipping to a new area. Or would anyone prefer starting with a different town list-article? Perhaps someone has pics ready to be added. It would be more interesting to work in areas where someone has pics.

I'll pause for any response, otherwise maybe do some editing in the East Hampton list, trying to add a short description in the list-article with each new separate stub article created. It would be great if any other editors wanted to help develop the new stubs to be created. --doncram (talk) 21:00, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

great amount of progress has been made, mostly by fellow editor User:Pubdog, on town lists indexed at National Register of Historic Places listings in Suffolk County, New York. For example, articles for all 30 or so in National Register of Historic Places listings in East Hampton (town), New York have been created, each with pic (already previously available at the list-article) and also now with NRHP document links and some text development. Any other help further developing these, or adding descriptions to the list-articles, would be most appreciated! New articles currently popping up within National Register of Historic Places listings in Southampton, New York.... --doncram (talk) 18:55, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Abandoned Airports on Long Island, New York[edit]

Long ago, I've considered a list of abandoned airports on Long Island:

  • Brindley Field(Commack)
  • Coram Airport
  • Deer Park Airport
  • Fitzmaurice Field(Massapequa Park)
  • Flowerfield Airstrip(St. James/Stony Brook)
  • Flushing Airport
  • Grumman Bethpage Airport(now Nassau County Police Heliport).
  • Hough Field(Selden).
  • Rockaway Airport.
  • Smithtown Aviation Country Club(Hauppauge).
  • Zahn's Airport(North Amityville).

Now, I've changed my mind about the list, but a lot of the airports could use some articles, or some mention in other articles. Flushing Airport clearly isn't one of them. ----DanTD (talk) 20:18, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Interesting info, Dan. The 1967 topo map excerpt of Selden I have shows "Hough Field" but I guess I never noticed it! I can't find enough for a separate article (really am not finding much at all except one reference in a 1988 Newsday article, "Approved a 13-lot subdivison on 14.9 acres in Brookhaven that, with town approval, would eliminate Hough Field, an unused private landing strip on the west side of Bicycle Path, Selden"), but I will try to work into the Selden article if possible.--Neighborhoodpalmreader (talk) 20:47, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
    • You can still find old Newsday articles? You must not be looking online, because I can't find them on their official website anymore. ----DanTD (talk) 16:03, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Via google news archives, it hit some pay archive somewhere, but google displayed that sentence in its search results. The difficulty of accessing Newsday archives, and the fact that they only seem to go back to 1985 when i have via library access, is sad.--Neighborhoodpalmreader (talk) 05:52, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Wyandanch[edit]

Since there appears to be a lull in new contributions at this article, is there any chance someone here would be interested in improving the massively out of control article that is Wyandanch, New York (and/or the spinoff History of Wyandanch)? I've looked at it, but in general I really don't have a good idea of how to trim the article and still retain any encyclopedic bits that are in it. VernoWhitney (talk) 18:49, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this to my/our attention. I am too busy to work on it right now, but I'll add it to this project's to-do list. I won't be able to get around to working on it until about a month from now. ~EdGl 00:46, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
That article is still a nightmare. I swiped a lot of the info related to the Long Island Rail Road and added it to Wyandanch (LIRR station), with some obvious adjustments. At least I was able to do that. ----DanTD (talk) 04:36, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Long Island articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Long Island articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

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Photo request[edit]

I found out that there is a Lufthansa/SWISS US headquarters building at 1640 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow, NY in East Meadow, New York. (See Google maps view) Would anyone mind photographing the building? Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 03:42, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Long Island[edit]

I was reading our article on Neil Cavuto. I learned he was born in Westbury, New York. I didn't know where Westbury was, so I went to our article on Westbury. It's on Long Island. I was shocked to find that LONG ISLAND is mentioned only twice in the article: once in the link to the Long Island Railroad and once in a footnote. In the old days, Westbury would have been referred to as Westbury, Long Island, or Westbury, Long Island, New York. My question is: was there a conscious decision made or a policy written to exclude "Long Island" as much as possible? I would say the name is an important part of locating the town of Westbury, for example, more quickly. --Kenatipo speak! 16:37, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Good articles[edit]

Good articles in the Long Island table are:

However, I do not know how to put this list on the project page. Perhaps someone else does. --DThomsen8 (talk) 18:09, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Unidentified interchange[edit]

Highway complex

I like the photo; any idea where this is? Jim.henderson (talk) 13:33, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

This is a picture of the Grand Central Parkway, looking approximately west, at the interchange where the Interboro Parkway (currently the Jackie Robinson Parkway) begins in Queens.
The bridge under construction in the foreground (bottom) is the Main Street bridge today. In the background, the street that runs across the picture is Queens Blvd. and the Interboro Parkway underpass can be seen. The diagonal bridge in center of picture is the current eastbound lanes of Union Turnpike. Union Turnpike is also the road at the right that turns left and curves over the continuation of the Grand Central Parkway. The two houses near the eastern (foreground) end of the diagonal Union Turnpike bridge still exist today and have the same roof lines as shown in this picture. Searching a visual atlas for the Kew Motor Inn, Kew Gardens, NY, will easily locate those houses and the start of this interchange, which today also contains the Van Wyck Expressway overpasses. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Videodog (talkcontribs) 04:03, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Splendid! Bing slant view totally confirms. Ignorant of history, I was thrown off by later structures. Kew Gardens Interchange now has it, and it has a better description. For a moment I puzzled over a road overpass nearer than Queens Blvd, but finally realized it carried tracks the IND subway yard of which only the south tip is show. Thank you kindly! Jim.henderson (talk) 20:07, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

You know, I always thought it might've been the Kew Gardens Interchange, but something about it just didn't seem right. Glad we finally got this covered anyhow. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 04:02, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Article assessment in relation to WPNY[edit]

See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject New York#Article tagging in relation to subprojects. – TMF (talk) 21:11, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Now Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_New_York/Archive_2#Article_tagging_in_relation_to_subprojects czar  04:39, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Image[edit]

I'm not a member of this project (perhaps I should join, but that's a separate discussion), but I was wondering why the main image for this WikiProject is the Falkner Island Lighthouse, a point in Connecticut, when there is such a fine image available of Long Island's own iconic Montauk Point Lighthouse, or equally iconic Fire Island Lighthouse, or any other iconic Long Island landmarks. Why use an image of a Connecticut landmark? WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 03:49, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Falkner-Island-Lighthouse.png#Summary has the answer. Also we're already using the Montauk lighthouse in the project banner czar  05:34, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
That summary page says that one picture of the Montauk Lighthouse was no eligible, but clearly the one I linked to is eligible. I just think it's ridiculous (and insulting) to use a Connecticut landmark on the Long Island project page. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 14:42, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm inclined to agree. That summary page was also written in 2007, so things have changed since then. Feel free to be bold and replace it yourself czar  14:45, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Suggestions for article inclusion[edit]

I'm thinking this project might like to include Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (United States) since they are related to Long Island. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 22:45, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Wrong Long Island[edit]

Recently, a user has been adding Historic American Building Survey images onto galleries all over the commons, and has added them to generic and incorrect categories. Unfortunately, this person has added some images of a plantation in Long Island, Virginia rather than Long Island, New York. I've posted a message to the editor about this error, but I urge everyone with a commons account to go to the Long Island commons category, and move those images to the National Register of Historic Places in Campbell County, Virginia category. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 13:48, 21 September 2014 (UTC)