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Five Things You Can't Do in Three Village

There's plenty you can do, but here's some you can't.

Three Village has a lot to offer – but let's face it, there are a few things lacking in this community. You may know our series "100 Things to Do in Three Village" – but here's a list of five things you can't do.

1. Go for a swim in an outdoor public pool. Sure, there's West Meadow Beach, but what if you're not a beach person? If you don't have a pool in your own backyard, you're out of luck.

2. Drive down Nesconset Highway without hitting traffic. It seems like no matter what time of day you're trying to get to work, school, or wherever you've got to go, Nesconset Highway is purely frustrating.

3. Talk on your cell phone anywhere near the shoreline. Ever try making a call while strolling through Stony Brook Village Center or lounging at West Meadow Beach? Yeah, you can try, but you're not going to have much luck.

4. Get decent Spanish or Mexican food. You've got your pick of Indian, Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food, but really good, authentic Spanish and Mexican? You've got to leave Three Village to do so.

5. Take a walk on Old Town Road without fearing for your life. Many of the streets in Three Village don't actually have sidewalks, much to the disappointment of many families living alongside Old Town Road and others in town.

Dave Seel July 07, 2011 at 03:01 PM
You nailed it, Christine! All so true! Haha! Someone should seriously address each of these. Of course, the whole cell phone thing has been that way since I was a kid...not sure it'll improve anytime soon.
Johny Q July 07, 2011 at 06:55 PM
Hey, what about the Green Cactus? Guess you forgot about that one for Mexican Food. Also, every major roadway has traffic, its a matter of too many people on Long Island. The worst part about Old Town Road though, is the fact thet the 3VSD make kids (who live a mile or so from school) walk to Melville which is the only route avialable.
Dave Seel July 07, 2011 at 08:17 PM
I think the operative term is "decent" mexican food...Green Cactus is overpriced and actually not that great. Unfortunately, we've all been duped by mediocrity.
Arona Kessler July 08, 2011 at 01:47 AM
Isn't the Centereach pool technically within Three Village? To be honest, I don't understand why anyone would want to swim in a public pool when we have the beach. To each her own...

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