Manhattan Island

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Noun1.Manhattan Island - an island at the north end of New York Bay where the borough of Manhattan is locatedManhattan Island - an island at the north end of New York Bay where the borough of Manhattan is located
Greater New York, New York, New York City - the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
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It was the peculiar shape of Manhattan Island, pressed in by arms of the sea on either side, and incapable of comfortable expansion, except along a narrow northward belt, that first gave the New York architects their bias for extreme vertical dimensions.
It obliged the Vaterland to come about in that direction, and made her roll a great deal as she went to and fro over Manhattan Island. Away in the north-west clouds gathered.
Notwithstanding the house of Miss Emmerson stood in the midst of the numberless villas that adorn Manhattan Island, the habits of its mistress were retiring and domestic.
Sam pulled over, therefore, under the lee of Manhattan Island, and, coasting along, came to a snug nook, just under a steep, beetling rock, where he fastened his skiff to the root of a tree that shot out from a cleft, and spread its broad branches like a canopy over the water.
Together with Brazilians concerned about the tragic situation in the Amazon rainforest, they launched a fundraising goat on the platform to raise money to buy a forest five times larger than Manhattan Island in NY that is in the market for deforestation.
Stretching out over 140 square kilometers, the reservoir is similar in size and shape to Manhattan Island.
365: An earthquake and tsunami around the Eastern Mediterranean allegedly destroys Alexandria 1853: Central Park in New York is given the go-ahead on more than 750 acres of land on Manhattan Island 1866: A cholera epidemic kills hundreds in London 1884: The first Test cricket match is played at Lord's 1897: London's Tate Gallery opens 1951: Dalai Lama returns to Tibet 1969: Neil Armstrong (pictured) becomes the first person to step on the Moon 1983: The world's lowest-ever natural temperature is recorded (--89.2 degC) in Antarctica 1994: Tony Blair wins the leadership of the Labour Party 2005: One person is injured in explosions on the London Underground, two weeks after the 7/7 bombings
| 1626: Manhattan island was bought from local Indians by Dutch settler Peter Minuit for trinkets worth about 25 dollars.
On Manhattan Island in New York City, Martin filmed at the top of the Empire State Building - nearly a quarter of a mile above the street.
After swimming in relays and crewing for others, Cleveland swam her first Manhattan Island Marathon in 1991 at age 27 and was the fastest woman at 7 hours, 29 minutes.
To be developed on a land area of 700km 2 - around 12 times the size of Manhattan Island - the megaproject is one of the initiatives rolled out to tackle Cairo's chronic congestion problem against a backdrop of a growing urban population.

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