Famous Long Islanders' favorite hometown places

Kevin James (born Kevin George Knipfing) is originally

Kevin James (born Kevin George Knipfing) is originally from Mineola, but moved to Stony Brook as a child and graduated from Ward Melville High School. During an interview with News 12 on April 13, 2015, he discussed his memories of the Smithaven Mall "I hung out there...me and all my buddies would just go there...go to McCrory's, and have a hot chocolate..." (Credit: Getty Images)

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Famous Long Islanders like Idina Menzel discuss their favorite hometown places and memories. LIers like Menzel, NFL "Football Night in America" co-host Bob Costas, rock legend Billy Joel and "Karate Kid" Ralph Macchio have entertained people across the country and around the world. But they never seem to forget the parts of the Island that they take with them wherever they go.

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