Advanced Restoration Corporation's Long Island

Advanced Restoration Corp. is a Long Island based full service restoration company owned by native Long Islanders. At Advanced Restoration we do our best to support the Long Island community, employ Long Islanders, and buy most of our products from Long Island companies. In these economic times, we feel it is best to support other Long Island based companies.

Although we do service the NY Metro Area, our corporate headquarters are located on Long Island. By purchasing our materials and partnering with other companies based on Long Island, we are trying our best to support the local Long Island economy. 

Long Island is unique. From its geography to the people that live here, Long Island stands alone. To properly service thearea, we feel you have to know what Long Islanders want and need. Understanding our customers and their issues allow us to to properly service them better and provide outstandingservice.

"Long Island is a microcosm of the entire nation," says Lee Koppelman, director of the Long Island Regional Planning Board and the Center for Regional Policy Studies at SUNY Stony Brook. "In many communities, you have an urban city or a suburban area or a rural area. On Long Island we have all three."

It is that diversity that many of Long Island's 2.86 million residents find appealing. From the urban areas of Hempstead and Mineola in Nassau to the farms and wineries of the North Fork, Long Island offers something for everyone. Housing - from renovated Levitt houses to palatial estates on the north shore and summer homes in the Hamptons - is just as diverse as the landscape. And you are only a short trip on the Long Island Railroad or Long Island Expressway from the greatest city in the world...New York City!

"The environment here is varied, from the beach communities to the New England atmosphere," says Roslyn Goldmacher, president and CEO of Long Island Development Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation that provides financial and technical assistance to small businesses. "You've got everything from summer sports to winter sports. You've got theater and the arts all within driving distance. There aren't too many places that have that."

And Long Island has been called home by such historical figures as Teddy Roosevelt and William Floyd; writers William Cullen Bryant, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Truman Capote, Michael Crighton, Nelson De Mille and Mario Puzzo; musicians Billy Joel and the bands Brand New and Taking Back Sunday; comedian Jerry Seinfeld; actor Alec Baldwin; business leaders like Charles Wang, founder of Computer Associates, one of the largest software companies in the world and self-proclaimed "King of All Media," Howard Stern. That's why few regions can match the Long Island advantage.

Facts About Long Island

Long Island is an island located in southeastern New York , just east of the island of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which (Queens and Kings) are boroughs (Queens and Brooklyn) of New York City, and two of which (Nassau and Suffolk ) are mainly suburban. Numerous bridges and tunnels through Brooklyn and Queens connect Long Island to the three other boroughs of New York City. Ferries connect Suffolk County northward across Long Island Sound to the state of Connecticut.

Long Island, the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States, extends 118 miles (190km) from New York Harbor. The island has a maximum width of 23 miles (37km) between the northern (Long Island Sound) coast and the southern Atlantic coast. With an area of 1,401 square miles (3,629 km2), Long Island is the 11th largest in the United States, and the 149th largest island in the world.

The land area of Long Island is larger than that of the state of Rhode Island and larger than any U.S. territory except Puerto Rico.

Long Island had a population of 2,448,618 as of the 2000 census, with the population estimated at 2.86 million as of July 1, 2009 making it the most populated island in any U.S. state or territory. It is also the 17th most populated island in the world, ahead of Ireland, Jamaica and the Japanese island of Hokaido. Its population density is 5,470inhabitants per square mile (2,110/km2). If it were a state, Long Island would rank 12th in population.


Long Island Index: The Clock Is Ticking On Long Island

The Long Island Index is a project that gathers and publishes data on the Long Island region. The Index does not advocate specific policies. Instead, their goal is to be a catalyst for action, by engaging the community in thinking about our region and its future. Specifically, the Index seeks to: Measure where Long Island is and show trends over time Encourage regional thinking Compare our situation with other similar regions Increase awareness of issues and an understanding of their interrelatedness Inspire Long Islanders to work together in new ways to achieve shared goals.