Not long after Colleen and David Hanson bought their 18th-century house in Stony Brook, a neighbor stopped by with some advice. “If you’re digging down at the end of the garden and you find an urn, that’s Reverend Foulkes,” she said. “Just put him a little deeper.”
It was 1973, and the Hansons were living in this hamlet on the North Shore of Long Island and working at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Like many residents, the couple bridged the two most distinctive — some would say clashing — features of the Suffolk County community: historic homes concentrated near a quaint retail area on Main Street, and a big, Brutalist campus a mile east.
Their shingled colonial on Christian Avenue has wide-board floors that are not quite even, and it sits on almost an acre of land. At some point in the 20th century, the home was enlarged and used as a summer retreat for Presbyterian ministers, which accounts for the urn’s occupant. “It’s a wonderful house,” said Ms. Hanson, 76, adding delicately that the price when they bought it was “less than six figures.”
Another charm is that it is within walking distance of the Reboli Center for Art and History, which Ms. Hanson, a former art gallery director, launched in 2016 when she helped acquire a 1911 bank building near the Stony Brook Creek to serve as an art space honoring the painter Joseph Reboli, who died in 2004. A local hero, he grew up across the street. Lois Reboli, his widow, is the center’s president.
For those who prefer modern conveniences, Stony Brook also has 20th- and 21st-century homes. Many date to the early 1960s, when William Levitt acquired 650 acres of woodland a mile south of the village center for his Strathmore development — 1,300 properties that were aimed at a more affluent market than the Cape Cods and ranches he built in Levittown, N.Y. Other houses have sprung up more recently on the sites of teardowns.
The downsides of life in Stony Brook, residents say, are the twin Long Island devils of sludgy traffic and high property taxes. But you get more for your money than you will in neighboring Nassau County.
“The taxes are as high in Nassau County as in Suffolk,” said Linda Hickey, the owner of Hickey and Smith Realtors in Stony Brook. “But you’re on a quarter of an acre in parts of Nassau, whereas you’re on an acre here.”
Stony Brook and its neighbors, Setauket and Old Field, form an entity known as the Three Village area within the town of Brookhaven.
Although Stony Brook was settled in the late 1600s, the historic hamlet that presents itself today is largely the invention of Ward Melville, a shoe magnate who created Stony Brook Village Center, one of the country’s first planned retail developments, in 1941. Working with Richard Haviland Smythe, an architect, Mr. Melville rearranged vintage buildings, razing some and adding others, to produce a crescent of shops with shingles, parking spaces, a village green and views to the harbor. At the center of the development is a federal-style post office emblazoned with a mechanical eagle that still flaps its 20-foot wings every hour, on the hour.
Mr. Melville also bought the shoreline acreage that became the West Meadow Wetlands Reserve and donated 478 acres for a college campus he imagined would be Old World and pastoral. Instead, it evolved into the behemoth now known as Stony Brook University. The largest campus in the SUNY system, SBU has 213 buildings on 1,454 acres, including a 2 million-square-foot university hospital complex designed in the 1970s by Bertrand Goldberg. This celebrated building has three towers connected by skybridges and poised on skinny legs over a seven-story base. Town and gown would seem to be on different planets.
Residents say that those planets have grown more aligned. The bald campus landscape was greatly improved under Shirley Strum Kenny, the university’s president from 1994 to 2009. And outsiders come for the sporting events, art exhibitions and live performances.
For their part, “many of the extraordinary people who make up that university have found their way to old Stony Brook and the Stony Brook community,” said Steve Englebright, the member for the fourth district of the New York Assembly, which includes part of the town of Brookhaven. James Harris Simons left his job as chairman of SBU’s math department in 1968 to start the Renaissance Technologies hedge-fund firm, and established Avalon Park. Thomas Manuel, the founder of the Jazz Loft, received his doctorate in musical arts from SBU. Mr. Englebright, an SBU-educated geologist, was instrumental in making a mile-long spit of parkland at West Meadow Beach available for public use.
Accommodating students within the community remains a thorny topic with mixed results. Although campus dorms have multiplied, the perpetual overflow of students has led opportunistic landlords to buy off-campus houses and rent the rooms, sending neighbors into fits of despair. Today, homeowners in Brookhaven who wish to rent need permits that limit the number of unrelated occupants and require the buildings to be updated for fire protection.
But such retrofits are expensive and result in increased taxes, diminishing the availability of multifamily properties for everyone.
Stony Brook businesses also reflect a generational divide. The shops and services at the Stony Brook Village Center are more likely to appeal to the parents of college students, as well as a diverse group of locals and outsiders, said Gloria Roccio, the president of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, which owns and operates it. (Among its many activities, the organization also runs an 8,800-square-foot educational and cultural center in the village, sponsors charitable events and conducts wetlands boat tours.)
By contrast, Stony Brook Square, a 24,000-square-foot retail development underway near the university, will cater more directly to students, Ms. Roccio said. And residents of all ages drive a few miles south to the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, N.Y., which has 130 stores.
Among middle school students, 68 percent met standards in English, versus 44 percent statewide; 45 percent met standards in math (this number excluded students who took the Regents Examination in Algebra), versus 30 percent statewide.
Average 2017 SAT scores for students attending the Ward Melville High School in East Setauket were 594 for critical reading and 592 for math, versus 530 and 528 statewide.
Many in the hamlet conveniently work at Stony Brook University or the Brookhaven National Laboratory, less than 20 miles east in Upton, N.Y. For those with jobs in New York City, Long Island Railroad’s weekday morning service to Pennsylvania Station takes about an hour and a half, with a transfer in Jamaica, Queens, and costs . Some commuters drive to Ronkonkoma, up to 10 miles south, to catch a direct train with travel time as speedy as 69 minutes.
Much of Stony Brook’s past, real and reinvented, is embedded in the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages, on Route 25A. Founded in 1939 by Ward Melville and his wife, Dorothy, it grew from a collection of animal trophies assembled by a hunter and taxidermist into a nine-acre complex with seven buildings, including a relocated blacksmith shop and one-room schoolhouse. Among its holdings are Mr. Melville’s stash of carriages (about 80) and the largest collection of artworks by the 19th-century painter William Sidney Mount.
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马会家居婴儿床【就】【在】**【月】【和】【南】【宫】【烟】【雨】【交】【谈】【之】【际】，【这】【三】【天】【一】【直】【闭】【目】【不】【动】【的】【叶】【无】【尘】，【身】【体】【一】【震】，【蓦】【然】【张】【开】【了】【眼】。 “【毒】【祖】【醒】【了】。” “【星】【空】【五】【毒】【教】【现】【任】【圣】【女】**【月】【拜】【见】【毒】【祖】。” **【月】【立】【刻】【跪】【拜】，【恭】【敬】【至】【极】【的】【开】【口】【道】。 “【哈】【哈】，【妙】，【妙】【不】【可】【言】。” “【这】【具】【肉】【身】【果】【真】【完】【美】。” “【不】【过】，【此】【子】【的】【神】【魂】【异】【常】【强】【大】，【竟】【是】【七】【环】
“**，【来】【我】【剑】【门】【吧】……………..”【听】【闻】**【这】【话】，【立】【刻】【先】【是】【一】【愣】，【随】【即】【便】【是】【冷】【声】【喝】【道】。 “**，【你】【是】【在】【开】【玩】【笑】？【如】【今】【我】【天】【剑】【宗】【正】【在】【攻】【打】【剑】【门】，【你】【居】【然】【还】【想】【要】【拉】【拢】【我】？” 【天】【剑】【宗】【如】【今】【和】【剑】【门】【的】【关】【系】【是】【敌】【人】，【可】【是】**【却】【在】【这】【时】【候】【拉】【拢】**，【甚】【至】【是】【整】【个】【天】【剑】【宗】，【这】【不】【是】【在】【开】【玩】【笑】【吗】？ 【听】【闻】**【这】【话】，**
【沈】【孑】【西】【愣】【了】【下】，【然】【后】【缓】【缓】【地】【看】【向】【顾】【延】【东】:“【我】【的】【订】【婚】【戒】【指】【呢】？” 【顾】【延】【东】【挠】【了】【挠】【头】:“【我】【忘】【了】……” “【忘】【了】【送】【给】【我】，【还】【是】【压】【根】【儿】【就】【忘】【了】【买】？” 【顾】【延】【东】:“……” “【我】【马】【上】【派】【人】【去】【买】！” 【沈】【孑】【西】【摆】【摆】【手】:“【算】【了】【吧】，【没】【有】【这】【个】【诚】【意】，【那】【就】【别】【假】【模】【假】【式】【了】。” 【顾】【延】【东】【顿】【时】【手】【足】【无】【措】【起】【来】:“【西】【西】，【我】
【想】【到】【灵】【符】【宗】，【陈】【朗】【便】【推】【迟】【了】【北】【极】【雪】【域】【之】【行】。 【丹】【霞】【宗】【强】【抢】【灵】【符】【宗】【山】【门】【这】【笔】【账】，【是】【要】【去】【算】【一】【算】【的】。 【强】【大】【的】【实】【力】【带】【来】【的】【是】【睥】【睨】【一】【切】【的】【底】【气】，【陈】【朗】【收】【下】【周】【幸】【作】【为】【弟】【子】【后】，【便】【飞】【到】【了】【丹】【霞】【宗】【所】【在】【的】【丹】【霞】【山】。 【丹】【霞】【宗】【依】【然】【鼎】【盛】，【五】【彩】【斑】【斓】【的】【丹】【霞】【在】【丹】【霞】【山】【上】【空】【凝】【聚】【不】【散】，【闻】【着】【那】【扑】【鼻】【而】【来】【的】【丹】【香】，【跟】【随】【陈】【朗】【的】【老】【人】【大】【有】【一】
【吁】~【马】【匹】【的】【嘶】【鸣】【声】【再】【次】【从】【天】【空】【中】【响】【起】，【隐】【藏】【在】【灌】【木】【丛】【当】【中】【的】【沃】【伦】【盯】【着】【高】【空】【的】【那】【道】【人】【影】，【默】【默】【记】【下】【是】【第】【几】【次】【经】【过】【这】【里】。 【之】【前】【通】【过】【空】【间】【传】【送】【逃】【离】【到】【这】【里】【的】【时】【候】，【他】【们】【发】【现】【如】【果】【一】【味】【地】【逃】【跑】，【按】【照】【教】【会】【追】【过】【来】【的】【速】【度】，【很】【有】【可】【能】【在】【进】【入】【到】【草】【原】【之】【前】【就】【会】【被】【对】【方】【重】【新】【拦】【截】。 【而】【且】【在】【处】【理】【身】【上】【大】【大】【小】【小】【的】【伤】【口】【的】【同】【时】，【仔】【细】马会家居婴儿床“【小】【姑】【娘】，【往】【后】【退】【一】【点】，【别】【站】【在】【门】【边】！” “【知】【道】【了】！” 【秋】【玹】【提】【声】【回】【应】【着】【后】【退】，【头】【顶】【的】【灯】【泡】【也】【随】【即】【应】【景】【般】【地】【闪】【烁】【两】【下】。【她】【几】【乎】【是】【与】【身】【边】【的】【恶】【鬼】【擦】【身】【而】【过】，【咽】【了】【下】【口】【水】【指】【尖】【滑】【进】【口】【袋】【深】【处】【的】【小】【人】【吊】【坠】，【不】【管】【怎】【么】【说】【还】【是】【提】【前】【做】【好】【了】【两】【手】【准】【备】。【因】【为】“【它】”【刚】【才】【也】【说】【了】，【大】【门】【是】【不】【可】【能】【被】【打】【开】【的】，【而】【何】【况】…… 【轰】—
【第】【二】【日】，【李】【森】【如】【约】【而】【至】，【当】【他】【来】【到】【昨】【日】【的】【湖】【岸】【边】【时】，【雷】【恩】【早】【已】【在】【那】【处】【站】【立】【等】【待】。 【雷】【恩】【朝】【李】【森】【打】【了】【声】【招】【呼】，【视】【线】【沿】【着】【的】【砖】【石】【道】【路】【看】【向】【远】【方】，【却】【没】【有】【发】【现】【昨】【日】【那】【位】【执】【法】【队】【高】【手】【的】【身】【影】。 “【怎】【么】？【想】【溜】【了】？”【李】【森】【一】【边】【揉】【着】【酸】【胀】【的】【胳】【臂】，【一】【边】【朝】【雷】【恩】【打】【趣】【道】。 【雷】【恩】【摇】【了】【摇】【头】，【脱】【下】【外】【套】【放】【在】【昨】【日】【纲】【瑟】【做】【着】【的】【长】【木】【椅】
【叶】【君】【看】【完】【了】【阿】【弥】【陀】【佛】【的】【一】【生】，【也】【不】【得】【不】【感】【叹】，【阿】【弥】【陀】【佛】【确】【实】【有】【大】【气】【魄】，【有】【大】【慈】【悲】。 【为】【了】【佛】【域】，【此】【人】【竟】【然】【不】【惜】【自】【己】【化】【身】【佛】【土】，【化】【作】【本】【源】，【投】【入】【轮】【回】。 【而】【这】【个】【世】【界】【的】【一】【切】【就】【阿】【弥】【陀】【佛】【所】【化】。【根】【本】【就】【没】【有】【佛】【域】【本】【源】，【其】【实】【是】【阿】【弥】【陀】【佛】【的】【本】【源】。 【而】【叶】【君】【也】【看】【到】【了】【那】【本】【源】【之】【中】【的】【气】【息】，【里】【面】，【阿】【弥】【陀】【佛】【将】【自】【己】【的】【所】【有】【气】
【赵】【公】【明】【虽】【然】【不】【解】【其】【意】，【但】【也】【知】【道】【如】【今】【不】【是】【久】【留】【之】【时】，【于】【是】【也】【取】【出】【金】【鞭】，【紧】【跟】【着】【多】【宝】【的】【脚】【步】。 【四】【位】【佛】【陀】【见】【多】【宝】【道】【人】【与】【赵】【公】【明】【来】【势】【汹】【汹】，【齐】【齐】【色】【变】，【纷】【纷】【取】【出】【了】【趁】【手】【法】【宝】【迎】【了】【上】【去】。 【只】【见】【药】【师】【佛】【与】【宝】【生】【如】【来】【佛】【双】【双】【对】【阵】【多】【宝】【道】【人】，【弥】【勒】【佛】【与】【拘】【那】【含】【牟】【尼】【佛】【也】【一】【同】【用】【加】【持】【神】【杵】【架】【住】【赵】【公】【明】【的】【金】【鞭】。【两】【方】【相】【战】【十】【数】【回】【合】，