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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…

Long Island University

(Encyclopedia) Long Island University, main campus at Brooklyn, N.Y.; coeducational; chartered 1926, opened 1927. It also includes C. W. Post College (est. 1954) at Brookville, Long Island, a campus…

Huntington Station

(Encyclopedia) Huntington Station, uninc. town (1990 pop. 28,247), Suffolk co., SE N.Y., on the north shore of Long Island. The town has a diverse manufacturing base and is located near a popular…

Long Island Sound

(Encyclopedia) Long Island Sound, arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.90 mi (145 km) long and 3–20 mi (5–32 km) wide, separating Long Island, N.Y., from the SE New York mainland and Connecticut. On the W…

Long Island City

(Encyclopedia) Long Island City, area of New York City, in SW Queens co., SE N.Y., on Long Island. An industrial and residential district, it has a waterfront on the East River and is connected with…

Brookhaven

(Encyclopedia) Brookhaven. 1 City (1990 pop. 10,243), seat of Lincoln co., SW Miss.; inc. 1859. It is situated in a dairy, timber, and farm area. Oil and gas fields are nearby. The city's…

Oyster Bay

(Encyclopedia) Oyster Bay, uninc. area (1990 pop. 6,687) of the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau co., SE N.Y., on N Long Island, on Long Island Sound; settled 1653. It is chiefly residential. Nearby is…

Love and Death on Long Island

Director:Richard KwietniowskiWriter:Richard KwietniowskiDirector of Photography:Oliver CurtisEditor:Susan ShiptonMusic:Richard Grassby-Lewis, The InsectsProduction Designer:David…

Hell Gate

(Encyclopedia) Hell Gate, narrow channel of the East River, SE N.Y., between Wards Island and Astoria, Queens, New York City. Named Hellegat by the Dutch navigator Adriaen Block, who passed through…