a strait in SE New York separating Manhattan Island from Long Island and connecting New York Bay and Long Island Sound.
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How to use East River in a sentence
In New York City, where I grew up, long walks often ended along the Hudson or East River.
But, across the East River, of the many Brooklyn galleries and shops combining commerce and artistic endeavor, one stands out.
The East River froze at least a dozen times between 1780 and 1888.From Snowy Atlanta to Sunny Sochi, It's All About Global Weirding | Scott Bixby | February 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
During the worst of Sandy, water covered the runway at LaGuardia Airport, located directly across the East River from the jail.Hurricane Sandy’s Fallout: What About Rikers Island? | Caroline Linton | November 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
One island, in the East River between the Bronx and Queens, was simply designated as a “No Flood Zone:” Rikers.Hurricane Sandy’s Fallout: What About Rikers Island? | Caroline Linton | November 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Traffic in and out of Manhattan is sluggish at best, with workers and shoppers only able to get across the East River by car.The Economic Losses from Superstorm Sandy Continue to Mount | Matthew Zeitlin | November 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Of later bridges of great span, perhaps the bridges over the East River at New York are the most remarkable.
After a few weeks a small house was taken a couple of blocks from the East River.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
The sun rose hissing out of the East River, a broad, red disc of heat.Gallegher and Other Stories | Richard Harding Davis
It is a long way up and across town to the dock on East River.Dorothy's Travels | Evelyn Raymond
If he comes across the East River, we can protect ourselves and keep out of his way.The Story of Nathan Hale | Henry Fisk Carlton