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Ronkonkoma

Ronkonkoma is a hamlet located in the town of Islip, NY on Long Island. While the name of this hamlet may be a mouthful (it's pronounced ron-kon-ca-muh) it has its own picturesque charm as well as serving as the last electrified spot on the Long Island Railroad's Main Line.


More than 20,000 people live in Ronkonkoma. It is home to the Long Island MacArthur Airport, which is officially run by the town of Islip. Numerous technical and engineering firms are located in this hamlet, including CVD Equipment Corporation and the New York Air Route Traffic Control Center. These companies provide a wealth of jobs for residents and commuters.


Nearby Lake Ronkonkoma is considered to be Long Island's largest freshwater lake and is actually where the hamlet gets its name. The Algonquin Indian word means boundary fishing lake. The beach at the lake as well as the basketball courts are a favorite spot for residents to go to relax.

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