That’s SO Long Island: How this works



What’s more Long Island than blasting Billy Joel while driving your family to Splish Splash? After a quick stop for bagels, that is.

But if you had to pick one thing that best defines life on Long Island, what would it be?

We’ve pitted 64 foods, attractions, celebrities and activities against each other in 32 matchups — now it’s time for you to vote for the one that’s most deserving of the title: “That’s SO Long Island.”

1. For each matchup, click on the one you feel is more “So Long Island.” On mobile, just tap.

2. You can see results after you vote, so share the matchup through social media and get your friends voting (hopefully for your pick!). You can vote on each matchup once every 24 hours.

3. If you don’t want to go in order, skip around by clicking on the four categories on the left. After you complete a category, you’ll see a check mark on the menu.

4. There are six rounds of voting before the final “That’s SO Long Island” winner is crowned, so make sure to come back! Times are listed below.

5. Think you can predict the four finalists of Newsday’s “That’s SO Long Island” tournament? Check out the full bracket and submit your predictions to enter our contest for a chance to win a $500 American Express gift card. Contest entry period ends July 6, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced on July 21. See full contest rules.


Here’s the voting schedule:


Round 1 (32 matchups): Monday, June 30 (12:01 a.m.) – Wednesday, July 2 (5:00 p.m.)
Round 2 (16 matchups): Wednesday, July 2 (10:00 p.m.) – Sunday, July 6 (5:00 p.m.)
Round 3 (8 matchups): Sunday, July 6 (10:00 p.m.) – Wednesday, July 9 (5:00 p.m.)
Round 4 (4 matchups): Wednesday, July 9 (10:00 p.m.) – Sunday, July 13 (5:00 p.m.)
Round 5 (2 matchups): Sunday, July 13 (10:00 p.m.) – Wednesday, July 16 (5:00 p.m.)
Round 6 (championship matchup): Wednesday, July 16 (10:00 p.m.) – Sunday, July 20 (5:00 p.m.)

Tournament winner and contest winner announced: Monday, July 21 (after 12 p.m.)​

Contest entry period: June 30 – July 6 (11:59 p.m.)