Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A narrow tidal strait connecting Upper New York Bay with Long Island Sound and separating the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx from Brooklyn and Queens.

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  • noun a tidal strait separating Manhattan and the Bronx from Queens and Brooklyn

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Examples

  • Before we proceed any further, I probably ought to address a question I suspect may be on people's minds it was certainly on mine: What madness would possess anybody to eat fish out of that biohazard known as the East River?

    Hooking Edible Tourists

  • Before we proceed any further, I probably ought to address a question I suspect may be on people's minds it was certainly on mine: What madness would possess anybody to eat fish out of that biohazard known as the East River?

    Hooking Edible Tourists

  • The group's recommendations published this week call for improving access to the East River, which is currently cutoff by the FDR Drive.

    Park Plan Gives Added Access to East River

  • You experience it in the expansive views of the East River, which is visible from every room.

    Jeanne Dennis: Honoring Life By Creating a 'Sacred Space' For Its Final Days

  • Before we proceed any further, I probably ought to address a question I suspect may be on people's minds it was certainly on mine: What madness would possess anybody to eat fish out of that biohazard known as the East River?

    Hooking Edible Tourists

  • You experience it in the expansive views of the East River, which is visible from every room.

    Jeanne Dennis: Honoring Life By Creating a 'Sacred Space' For Its Final Days

  • One helpful sign along Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive formerly known as the East River Drive tells drivers that the Triborough Bridge has been renamed.

    Bridge Name Drop

  • Nestled between Midtown Manhattan and the East River is the upscale enclave of Turtle Bay, home to the United Nations, soaring high-rise buildings and handsome brownstones.

    Turtle Bay Draws Even More Than Diplomats

  • Lots and lots of 911 calls going in, all the way from Midtown to Battery City Park, and then from the Hudson River to the East River, which is, in case you're not familiar with the city, a very, very large area.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2007

  • According to the NYT, Lidle's flight course originally was along the East River, which is a permissible flight route.

    Oh, and PLEASE ...

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