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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

(Encyclopedia) Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, vehicular suspension bridge, New York City, across the Narrows at the entrance to New York harbor, linking the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten…

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…

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…

Brooklyn

(Encyclopedia) Brooklyn bro͝ok´lĭn [key], borough of New York City (1990 pop. 2,300,664), 71 sq mi (184 sq km), coextensive with Kings co., SE N.Y., at the western extremity of…

bridge

(Encyclopedia) bridge, structure built over water or any obstacle or depression to allow the passage of pedestrians or vehicles. See also viaduct . Early Bridges…

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…