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

  • 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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  • proper noun One of the five boroughs of New York, New York, situated south-southwest of Manhattan.

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  • noun a borough of New York City

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  • We were from Staten Island, which is a borough of New York that wasn't on the hip-hop map to world.

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  • In truth, the only real "outer borough" is Staten Island, which is really far away from the rest of the city, has only like half a million people, and is basically just New Jersey with alternate-side parking rules.

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  • In colonial days, New York and New Jersey both claimed Staten Island, which is much closer to Bayonne than to Manhattan.

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  • There's this place called Staten Island, where Confederate flags are quite common.

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  • Parker's repulse at Fort Moultrie, the troops arrived; and on July 3d, the date on which Arnold, retreating from Canada, reached Crown Point, the British landed on Staten Island, which is on the west side of the lower Bay.

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  • New York is on the northern edge of the storm, so Staten Island, which is under a storm warning, may get more snow than the Bronx, and even a small deviation could change the outlook, the agency said.

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  • New York is on the northern edge of the storm, so Staten Island, which is under a storm warning, may get more snow than the Bronx, and even a small deviation could change the outlook, the agency said.

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  • New York is on the northern edge of the storm, so Staten Island, which is under a storm warning, may get more snow than the Bronx, and even a small deviation could change the outlook, the agency said.

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  • Staten Island, which is less diverse than other New York City boroughs, is still getting used to them.

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  • New York is on the northern edge of the storm, so Staten Island, which is under a storm warning, may get more snow than the Bronx, and even a small deviation could change the outlook, the agency said.

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