Although Long Island is a pain in the A$$. There are plenty of places. Mainly i just use schools. Soccer feild places like that. Just have to go when school is out. If it wasn't for electrics....i wouldn't have gotten back in to R/C planes. Gas/nito are being pushed off the island or way out east.
Have you put a landing gear on yours? I have one on mine, with a steerable nose gear. But i am looking for better designs for the nose gear than mine. mine works well, but need to be a little mor stiffer.