27 Signs You Grew Up In Port Washington, New York
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27 Signs You Grew Up In Port Washington, New York

Not everyone can say they grew up on a peninsula, on an island.

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27 Signs You Grew Up In Port Washington, New York
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Port Washington: a small, quaint, suburb of Manhattan, located on Long Island. Some of us loved growing up there, while some of us hated it, but one thing's for sure, this list of 25 things is something we can all relate to.

1. You distinctly know the awful stench of low tide.

And you'll never get used to it.

2. You would go crazy if you heard the ice cream truck tune playing in your neighborhood as a child.

And it would just make your day if the ice cream trucker was Mel.

3. You know what Blue House, Yellow House, Green House and Red House means.

No, we aren’t talking about a colorful neighborhood.

4. The crossing guard on Bogart used to yell at your middle-school self.

And your mom or dad that would drop you off at school in the morning too.

5. You felt so mature walking on Main Street with friends on Fridays when you were 12.

*texts friend on Monday: hey wanna go on M.S. Friday?*

6. Some weekends, you were double booked with Bat/Bar Mitzvahs.

And deciding which to go to was always such a hard, drama filled, decision.

7. You’ll always remember that time your middle school went down in infamy for banning balls.

8. You always had to explain where Port Washington was to people from out of town because it’s kind of irrelevant.

“It’s near Roslyn and Manhasset.”

9. You, or someone you know, had a boat.

10. As a Freshman, you were terrified to go to the first Friday of school.

Beware of the seniors wearing all black.

11. Your favorite pastime was driving to that one spot to watch the sunset.

12. You looked forward to the spring season solely for Douglas & James Homemade Ice Cream shop to reopen.


And let's not forget about Ralph’s Italian Ices.

13. You were taught at a young age not to hang out in the woods behind the high school.

But you probably did at one time or another anyways.

14. You know what LTB stands for.

Let There Be Bagels. C’mon if you’re really from Port Wash., that shouldn’t even have to be explained.

15. Party got shut down? You already know the move is BK.

Where the party is destined to move to.

16. “Senior Scav” was the highlight of your 4 years in high school.

Port Washington’s best (and perhaps only) tradition.

17. You get a little sense of pride when you watch "Meet The Parents."

A classic movie, filmed right in Port.

18. You tell people that you grew up in East Egg, a reference to “The Great Gatsby.”

Sorry, Great Neck, saying that you grew up in West Egg, just isn’t as cool.

19. You loved the fact that you were just a quick 30-45 minutes away from the city.

20. Although you lived in a beach town, you wouldn’t think twice about ever going to the beach.

21. If nothing was going on, you and your friends would just hang out at the docks, and inevitably see at least 3 other people you know.

22. You would have debates about the best pizza parlors in town.

Gino’s, Rosa’s, Pepe Rossa’s, Frank’s, Salvatore’s, Carlo’s. Just to name a few.

23. You’ve jokingly nicknamed the town “Pot Washington.”

24. You’ve trespassed onto that random tree house off of the Sands Point Preserve.

And did you even go if you didn’t get at least one good Instagram-worthy photo?

25. Hearing that your class was canceled was the best news ever.

It really was a blessing that substitute teachers weren’t really a thing in high school.

26. You grew up with the same people you graduated with.

27. If your parents grew up in Port Washington too, you probably had one of their past teachers.

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