- an island facing New York Bay.
- Formerly Richmond. a borough of New York City including this island. 64½ sq. mi. (167 sq. km).
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The Staten-Island Huguenots would make the same pious journey in their light skiffs and boats.
- an island in SE New York State, in New York Harbor: a borough of New York city; heavy industry. Pop: 443 728 (2000). Area: 155 sq km (60 sq miles)
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