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Jamaica Bay

(Encyclopedia) Jamaica Bay, c.20 sq mi (50 sq km), SW Long Island, SE N.Y., separated from the Atlantic Ocean by Rockaway Peninsula; the Rockaway Inlet links it to the sea. The shallow bay has many islands, a...

Queens

(Encyclopedia) Queens, borough of New York City (1990 pop. 1,951,598), land area c.109 sq mi (293 sq km), on the western portion of Long Island, SE N.Y., coextensive with Queens co.; settled by the Dutch 1635...

Long Island

(Encyclopedia) Long Island (1990 pop. 6,861,454), 1,723 sq mi (4,463 sq km), 118 mi (190 km) long, and from 12 to 20 mi (19–32 km) wide, SE N.Y.; fourth largest island of the United States and the largest o...

Kate Moss Biography

Kate Moss modelBorn: 1/16/1974Birthplace: London, England A supermodel known for her waifish look, Moss was discovered at John F. Kennedy International Airport when she was 14 an…

New York

(Encyclopedia) New York, city (1990 pop. 7,322,564), land area 304.8 sq mi (789.4 sq km), SE N.Y., largest city in the United States and one of the largest in the world, on New York Bay at the mouth of the Hu...

New York

Capital: Albany State abbreviation/Postal code: N.Y./NY Governor: Andrew Cuomo, D (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Kathy Hochul, D (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Charles E. Schumer, D…