- New York City
"Boro, Long Island"
Long Island, NY ? But Boro is not a town?
That's headline language -- "boro" is simplified spelling for "Borough," which when the Eagle uses it, always refers to the Borough of Brooklyn, while "Long Island" means Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties. All of these entitites are actually part of Long Island the geographic feature, but the civic distinctions mean much when it comes to the people who live there. There is, after all, Brooklyn, and then there's The Rest Of The World.
I've lived in this area almost my entire life and still get confused about what exactly "Long Island" is as it should not appear in addresses, but if often does. Long way of saying, I feel your pain @Trenchfriend.
My sixth grade grammar teacher would say the word is an example of a "synecdoche," which only adds to the confusion.