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East River,

tidal strait, 16 mi (26 km) long and 600–4,000 ft (183–1,219 m) wide, connecting Upper New York Bay and Long Island Sound, New York City, and separating the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx from Brooklyn and Queens. The East River is linked with the Hudson River at the northern end of Manhattan island by the Harlem River. Roosevelt (formerly Welfare), Wards, Randalls, Rikers, North Brother, and South Brother islands, all located in the East River, have city institutions, parks, and recreation areas. Roosevelt Island was developed as a residential area in the early 1970s. Hell Gate, at the junction of the Harlem and East rivers, was named for its treacherous currents and rocky reefs (now removed). Eight bridges, including the historic Brooklyn Bridge, span the river; subway, railroad, and vehicular tunnels pass beneath it.
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My great great grandmother, inexplicably, emigrated from New York to Dundee - she surely got on the wrong boat - and now I'm returning to the East River, at least over the radio airwaves.
Unfortunately, while most Americans go about their lives, the schemers on the East River have patiently built an organization that looks more and more like a world government.
A dense fog over the East River in Massachusetts helped Washington's army escape from a British trap.
When the play ``Dead End'' opens tonight at the Ahmanson Theatre, we first glimpse the famed Dead End kids - the street toughs who later became known as the Bowery Boys of the Great Depression - as they come flying down the stage and plunging into the East River.
A HELICOPTER carrying the chief of MBNA and other top executives of the bank giant plunged into New York's East River.
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