Staten Island

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Stat·en Island

A borough of New York City coextensive with Staten Island in New York Bay in southeast New York southwest of Manhattan Island. The island was settled by the Dutch in the 1600s and became part of New York City in 1898. The borough was officially named Richmond until 1975.
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Staten Island

(Placename) an island in SE New York State, in New York Harbor: a borough of New York city; heavy industry. Pop: 443 728 (2000). Area: 155 sq km (60 sq miles)
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Stat′en Is′land

(ˈstæt n)
1. an island facing New York Bay.
2. Formerly, Richmond. a borough of New York City including this island. 352,121; 64½ sq. mi. (167 sq. km).
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Noun1.Staten Island - a borough of New York City
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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The flagship passed almost vertically over the Sandy Hook observation station, rising rapidly as it did so, and in a few minutes all New York was vibrating to the Staten Island guns.
They were actually loading the gun when they were observed by the airship Preussen and the shell they succeeded in firing before the bombs of the latter smashed them and their crude defences to fragments, burst over the middle gas-chambers of the Bingen, and brought her to earth, disabled, upon Staten Island. She was badly deflated, and dropped among trees, over which her empty central gas-bags spread in canopies and festoons.
He had always admired the high and mighty old lady, who, in spite of having been only Catherine Spicer of Staten Island, with a father mysteriously discredited, and neither money nor position enough to make people forget it, had allied herself with the head of the wealthy Mingott line, married two of her daughters to "foreigners" (an Italian marquis and an English banker), and put the crowning touch to her audacities by building a large house of pale cream-coloured stone (when brown sandstone seemed as much the only wear as a frock-coat in the afternoon) in an inaccessible wilderness near the Central Park.
He lectured in cities as widely apart as Montreal, Chicago, Baltimore, and San Francisco, sailing to the last-named place in 1860, by way of Cape Horn, on the Meteor, commanded, by his younger brother, Captain Thomas Melville, afterward governor of the 'Sailor's Snug Harbor' at Staten Island, N.Y.
One of the largest new construction developments in Staten Island, Urby has 571 rental apartments and 35,000 s/f of commercial space.
He was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to injuries.
World Insurance Associates LLC said DiForte's knowledge of the Staten Island community and New York Metropolitan area is a tremendous asset and will help grow the company.
Most visitors to New York spend exactly half an hour on Staten Island. That's how long it takes to get off the big yellow ferry, cut straight across the harbour and get back on the next boat leaving for Manhattan.
The need and academic-based scholarship is to assist students who have declared a major in accounting in one of the three Staten Island colleges: College of Staten Island, St.
be the distinctive Staten Island accent, a ritual conch shell
Of the city's five boroughs, Staten Island has the highest percentage of single-family, detached housing units.

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