The Poospatuck Reservation is an Indian reservation in the community of Mastic, Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 271 at the 2000 census. The reservation is the smallest in New York State. It is located in Mastic on the north side of Poospatuck Creek, on the east side of Poospatuck Lane, and south of Eleanor Avenue. Poospatuck is situated in the southeast corner of Suffolk County's Town of Brookhaven; and is the township's sole Indian reservation. It's about 70 miles or 1_ hours from New York City. The reservation is recognized by the state of New York but not the Bureau of Indian Affairs _ an important difference in the debate over Indian gaming. Although the law allows only Indians connected to the reservation to buy tax-free cigarettes, non-Indian smokers find out that they can buy cigarettes tax-free on the reservation and smuggle them into NYC. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Indian reservation has a land area of 72.3 acres (0.
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