There is a reason why the Brookhaven, NY entry on Wiki mentions the well known Long Island term 'Crookhaven':BobLI wrote:The Brookhaven politicians are probably complaining because they didn't get their palms greased for the expansion. Brookhaven in the past was known for crooked politics. Looks like some things never change on L I.
(I removed part of the statement that stated "Prior to 2002" because - "PRIOR?" BWAHAHAHAHAHA!)and a series of scandals, led to a tarnished reputation of local politics accorded the nickname "Crookhaven".
Also, don't underestimate the power of the Long Island NIMBYs, who whine incessantly and wet their pants about a new pizza place (it might bright customers to a shopping center), a gas station replacing...a gas station (vehicles might use it - just go with it), a Sonic in a underutilized large strip mall (the NIMBY complaints against this reasonable idea were so convoluted - beyond the default "It will increase traffic - that they defy analysis to this day), and so on. Oddly, they don't seem to complain about rather stupid ideas (lets open another Walgreens in a area with a CVS and Daune Reade already? Sure!)
There is a reason one poster (from Long Island IIRC) on this board called himself Nimby_Killer...