Place:Great River, Suffolk, New York, United States

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NameGreat River
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates40.725°N 73.16°W
Located inSuffolk, New York, United States


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Great River is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, New York, United States. It is situated approximately east of New York City on the South Shore of Long Island, adjoining the Great South Bay, a water body protected from the Atlantic Ocean by one of the outer barrier islandsFire Island.

Great River's name derives from Connetquot, an Algonquian word for "Great River". It was formerly home to many wealthy families. As of the 2010 census, the population of Great River was 1,489.

Great River's buildings include a New York City-style steak house in a turn of the century (19th) house, a delicatessen, a rural delivery post office and the Great River Fire Department.

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