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New York

Abbr. NY or N.Y.
1. A state of the northeast United States. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was explored by Samuel de Champlain and Henry Hudson and claimed by the Dutch in 1624 but fell to the English in 1664-1667. New York ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. The building of the Erie Canal and railroad lines in the 1820s and 1830s led to development of the western part of the state and great economic prosperity, establishing New York City as the financial center of the nation. Albany is the capital and New York City the largest city.
2. or New York City A city of southern New York on New York Bay at the mouth of the Hudson River. Founded by the Dutch as New Amsterdam, it was renamed by the English in honor of the Duke of York. It is the largest city in the country and a major commercial and cultural center. Originally consisting only of Manhattan Island, it was rechartered in 1898 to include the five present-day boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

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Noun1.New York City - the largest city in New York State and in the United StatesNew 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
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge - a suspension bridge across the East River in New York City
Brooklyn Bridge - a suspension bridge across the East River in New York City; opened in 1883
Columbia University, Columbia - a university in New York City
Cooper Union, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art - university founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper to offer free courses in the arts and sciences
Empire State Building - a skyscraper built in New York City in 1931; 1250 feet tall
George Washington Bridge - a suspension bridge across the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey
Queensboro Bridge - a cantilever bridge across the East River between Manhattan and Queens
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - a suspension bridge across the Verrazano Narrows between Brooklyn and Staten Island
twin towers, World Trade Center, WTC - twin skyscrapers 110 stories high in New York City; built 1368 feet tall in 1970 to 1973; destroyed by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001
ground zero - the site of the World Trade Center before it was destroyed
Manhattan Island - an island at the north end of New York Bay where the borough of Manhattan is located
New Amsterdam - a settlement established by the Dutch near the mouth of Hudson River and the southern end of Manhattan Island; annexed by the English in 1664 and renamed New York
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Bronx - a borough of New York City
Brooklyn - a borough of New York City
Manhattan - one of the five boroughs of New York City
Greenwich Village, Village - a mainly residential district of Manhattan; `the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century
Queens - a borough of New York City
Staten Island - a borough of New York City
East River - a tidal strait separating Manhattan and the Bronx from Queens and Brooklyn
Harlem River - a channel separating Manhattan from the Bronx
Verrazano Narrows - a narrow channel of water separating Staten Island and Brooklyn
New York Bay - a bay of the North Atlantic; fed by the Hudson River
Translations
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Not very long ago some one invented the assertion that there were only "Four Hundred" people in New York City who were really worth noticing.
was selling sociological articles to "Cosmopolitan" and "McClure's," had declined an associate editorship proffered me by telegraph from New York City, and was getting ready to marry.
Melville resided in New York City until 1850, when they purchased a farmhouse at Pittsfield, their farm adjoining that formerly owned by Mr.
1838 he escaped from slavery and went to New York City, where he married Anna Murray, a free colored woman whom he had met in Baltimore.
Do you remember how, in six months, the Tobacco Trust squeezed out over four hundred cigar stores in New York City alone?
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I'm not exactly given to brag when I'm away from my own country--one hears too much of that all the time--but between you and me, I shouldn't say that it was possible for two crimes like that to be committed in New York City and for the murderer to get off scot free in either case.
He never contributed to an earthquake fund in Japan nor to an open-air fund in New York City.
When he began to think about her, Curtis Hartman remembered that she had been to Europe and had lived for two years in New York City.
I wish to consult a very excellent monograph on Laplace's hypothesis, which I understand is in a certain private collection in New York City.
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