Patchogue City – The first city of Suffolk


Rumor has it that Patchogue could, in fact, become the first city of Suffolk County, though, as reported last week, the idea of charting the first city since the early 1940s seemed, for some, more of a pipe dream. To others, such as Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce executive director David Kennedy and president James Skidmore, who look to spark discussion on the subject, the City of Patchogue is a very real possibility.

According to Kennedy, Suffolk County is the only downstate county south of Westchester that doesn’t have a chartered city. With that in mind, he said, it’s not “why,” but instead “why not?”

“Patchogue has always had an urban feel to it,” he said. “This is something to look at. It would create a more cohesive Patchogue, with expansion and the city designation.”
Also, he noted, it would create a buzz. Everyone, everywhere, would be talking about Patchogue — the new city of New York. And it would go hand and hand with the chamber and county’s vision to increase tourism…

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