East River


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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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Located on Kent Avenue and the corner of North 9th Street, the property is across from the East River State Park and accessible from the North Williamsburg Ferry Landing and the Bedford Avenue Subway Station.
A police patrol boat is positioned near a sunken helicopter in the East River, Monday, March 12, 2018, in New York.
New York [United States], Mar 12 ( ANI ): At least five people died after a helicopter crashed in New York's East River.
East River Bank was acquired by DNB Financial Corporation and was subsequently merged with and into DNB First on October 1, 2016.
As of December 31, 2015, East River reported USD 311m in assets, total loans of USD 282m, and total deposits of USD 23m; it operates three full-service offices in Philadelphia.
On 4 April DNB Financial and East River Bank of Philadelphia announced a deal under which DNB will acquire East River in a stock and cash transaction for total consideration valued at USD 49m.
East River Partners, LLC acquires and develops residential properties in highly desirable neighborhoods.
Margaret and William Burns of 192 East River Rd., Schmidt's neighbour and a 50-year resident, wrote the county that they had several concerns.
TRAGEDY JTourist victim Sonia, and, inset, pilot Paul Dud;ey SCENEJ Ditched helicopter is lifted out of New York's East River on Tuesday

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