East River

  1. a tidal strait separating Manhattan and the Bronx from Queens and Brooklyn
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  • Forced to flee her Kips Bay apartment near the East River, June Kim wound up without a place to stay on Saturday.
  • Seven passengers aboard a sight-seeing helicopter survive when it plunged into New York's East River just after takeoff.
  • The boat will navigate the ships and ferries of New York harbour and the Hudson and East rivers to chug round the island for all to view from the thirteen public piers, Battery Park and other riverside landmarks.
  • York Harbor and the East River will be abolished, the floatage distance being reduced in the case of the New England freight from about 12 to 3 miles. Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910 The New York Tunnel Extension of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Paper No. 1150
  • So it was arranged for him to go the whole way by canalboat and tug, instead, and as he came up the bay and into the East River, he saw the bridge for the first time in three years. The Great Bridge
  • Stuyvesant with a silver bullet; a black-looking scoundrel with a split lip, who used to brattle about the tavern at Corlaer's Hook, and who tumbled into East River while trying to lug an iron chest aboard of a suspicious craft that had stolen in to shore in a fog. Myths and Legends of Our Own Land — Volume 09 : as to buried treasure
  • Or he'd clutch his chest as he was jogging along the East River promenade, or while playing tennis in the Hamptons. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
  • I can see boats moving up and down the East River leaving a trail of white behind them, and cars crossing the bridges in a never ending stream.
  • Boats on the East River sounded their whistles while on land the cabbies honked madly. 2009 May 08 « One-Minute Book Reviews
  • The 11th is a crisp fall morning with the sun glinting off the East River from a spotless hard-blue sky and a brisk nor'wester whistling through the concrete canyons, raising everyone's spirits and somehow conveying a sense of promise. Tony Hendra: No Terror Funding? Consider the October Surprise 2008
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