Wyandanch has one significant plus to it that few other towns on Long Island have; affordability. The cost for renting or owning a home in Wyandanch is reasonable compared to other towns. However, this affordability comes at a cost and that cost is the safety of the neighborhood.
While there is a significant amount of crime and gang activity in Wyandanch, I found it manageable during the time that I lived there. However, you will need to manage how you interact with others and the times of day that you go out. This is not for everyone, of course, and there is little job opportunity in the Wyandanch town. However, you can head over to Route 110 or take a train from Wyandanch into Manhattan and there are plenty of job opportunities there.
There is not much shopping or fine dining options in Wyandanch, but there are a number of restaurants on Route 110 and in surrounding towns that are reasonable. Wyandanch does have some great Haitian food and a Brooklyn Chicken and Ribs shop that is excellent right on Route 110.
Wyandanch is not where you want to raise a family, but it can be a stepping stone for those who are just getting established in their careers and can’t afford other spots on the island.