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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…

Staten Island (borough), New York Census Data

People QuickFactsStaten IslandNew YorkPopulation, 2003 estimate 459,73719,190,115Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2003 3.6%1.1%Population, 2000 443,72818,976,457Population…

Todt Hill

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

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Kill Van Kull

(Encyclopedia) Kill Van Kull kĭl văn kŭl, 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…

Bloor, Ella Reeve

(Encyclopedia) Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862–1951, American radical, popularly known as Mother Bloor, b. Staten Island, N.Y. After an early career in the woman-suffrage and temperance movements she joined…

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…