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Staten Island

(Encyclopedia) Staten Island (1990 pop. 378,977), 59 sq mi (160 sq km), SE N.Y., in New York Bay, SW of Manhattan, forming Richmond co. of New York state and the borough of Staten Island of New York…

Cropsey, Jasper Francis

(Encyclopedia) Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823–1900, American artist, b. Staten Island, N.Y. Trained as an architect, Cropsey designed two churches in Staten Island and several stations on the Sixth…

Todt Hill

(Encyclopedia) Todt Hill, N.Y.: see Staten Island.

Carteret

(Encyclopedia) Carteret, borough (1990 pop. 19,025), Middlesex co., NE N.J., on Arthur Kill, opposite Staten Island; inc. 1906. It has oil and copper refineries and industries that produce steel and…

New York Bay

(Encyclopedia) New York Bay, arm of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Hudson River, SE N.Y. and NE N.J., enclosed by the shores of NE New Jersey, E Staten Island, S Manhattan, and W Long Island…

Saint John's University

(Encyclopedia) Saint John's University, main campus at Jamaica, New York City; Roman Catholic; coeducational; established 1870 as St. John's College. Its present name was adopted in 1954.…

Napoleon, Louis

(Encyclopedia) Napoleon, Louis, 1800–1881, African American abolitionist. He lived in a community of free blacks in Staten Island, N.Y., working as a porter and furniture polisher while secretly…

Vanderbilt, Cornelius

(Encyclopedia) Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794–1877, American railroad magnate, b. Staten Island, N.Y. As a boy he ferried freight and passengers from Staten Island to Manhattan, and he soon gained…

New York, City University of

(Encyclopedia) New York, City University of (CUNY), at New York City; created in 1961 by combining the city's 17 municipal colleges. It includes Bernard M. Baruch College (1919; specializes in…

Kill Van Kull

(Encyclopedia) Kill Van Kull kl vn kl, channel, 4 mi (6.4 km) long and .5 mi (.8 km) wide, connecting Upper New York Bay with Newark Bay, between Bayonne, N.J., and Staten Island, N.Y. It is the…