Hitting Home

By Jerry Adler
NEWSWEEK
Oct. 1 issue

STRETCHING EAST on Long Island, from the border with Queens halfway to the Hamptons, is a jumble of suburbs whose borders are so unmemorable residents sometimes just describe their hometowns as a certain exit number on the Long Island Expressway. Here, many of the pictures in the windows are of firefighters or cops. The people who put out Manhattan