I was at the launch of the Long Island Index's new report today and was really impressed by this video that they showed as part of the presentation.
Long Island at a Tipping Point from Long Island Index on Vimeo.
I think it nicely demonstrates some of the choices that Long Island is facing. I also think that Long Island has the ability to tip in the right direction. The Long Island Index has some great reports on the region. Poke around on their site here to get a sense of their work.