New York Bay

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New York Bay is the collective term for the marine areas surrounding the river mouth of the Hudson River into the Atlantic Ocean, in New Jersey and New York City, New York.


Geography

Its two largest components, which are connected by The Narrows, are:

The term New York Harbor usually refers to the Upper New York Bay and Port of New York and New Jersey, but sometimes is taken to be a synonym of New York Bay.

History

The first European discovery of the area was by Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "It is in May 1624 that the "Nieu Nederlandt", a ship chartered by the West India Company, arrived in sight of Manhattan Island. The vessel carried about thirty Belgian families. Most of them were Walloons accompanied by a few Flemings". Newis the in York Foundation. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 


Coordinates: 40°38′N 74°03′W / 40.64°N 74.05°W / 40.64; -74.05

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