Battle of Long Island
In another letter to the editor in the September 5 issue, a writer raised the repeated question as to if the Rockaway peninsula was a part of Long Island. She brought up several good points.
Over the years, when a downed power line blacked out my block, I had to call LILCo, or then LIPA, only to be advised to call Consolidated Edison. I always had to remind them my power bills were issued by them, not Con Ed. In the blackout that darkened midtown Manhattan last month, it was coincidentally on the anniversary of the 1977 Blackout, where the peninsula actually was one of only a few NY City areas that still had electricity.
As to the question of the areas known geopolitically as Queens, Brooklyn, and