The Battle of Long Island, 1776, by Domenick D'Andrea
New Amsterdam, centered in the eventual Lower Manhattan, in 1664, the year England took control and renamed it "New York"
American strategy called for the first line of defense to be based on the Heights of Guan, a series of hills which stretched northeast across King's County. The main defensive works were a series of forts and entrenchments located in the northwest of the county, in and around Brooklyn. The "Road to Narrows" is the Gowanus Road. No. 5 is the "Old Stone House". Map by Bernard Ratzer based on his 1766–1767 survey.
New York was dominated by Iroquoian (purple) and Algonquian (pink) tribes.
Fort George and the City of New York c. 1731. Royal Navy ships of the line are seen guarding what would become New York Harbor.
A dining table from the Dutch village of Brooklyn, c. 1664, in The Brooklyn Museum
The British fleet in the lower bay (Harpers Magazine, 1876) depicts the British fleet amassing off the shores of Staten Island in the summer of 1776
New Amsterdam, present-day Lower Manhattan, 1660
Columbia University was founded by royal charter in 1754 under the name of King's College.
Village of Brooklyn and environs, 1766
British troops in the type of flat-bottomed boat used for the invasion of Long Island. Hessians in their blue uniforms are in the two boats that are only partly visible.
New York and neighboring provinces, by Claude Joseph Sauthier, 1777
The Battle of Long Island, the largest battle of the American Revolution, took place in Brooklyn in 1776.
The Battle of Long Island was fought across Kings County.
Denyse's Ferry, the first place at which the Hessians and British landed on Long Island August 22, 1776 by A. Brown. This high point overlooking the Narrows was an American artillery position and was bombarded by the British before the invasion, but the actual landing took place farther east at Gravesend Bay (around to the left from the perspective of this illustration) where the conditions were more favorable for the small British boats carrying the troops.
British general John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga in 1777
Broadway follows the Native American Wickquasgeck Trail through Manhattan.
Winter Scene in Brooklyn, c. 1819–20, by Francis Guy (Brooklyn Museum)
British military map from 1776 showing the marching routes and engagement sites during the Battle of Long Island
1800 map of New York from Low's Encyclopaedia
The current 5 boroughs of Greater New York as they appeared in 1814. Bronx was in Westchester County, Queens County included modern Nassau County, Kings County had 6 towns, one of which was Brooklyn, New York City is shown by hatching in southern New York County on the island of Manhattan, and Richmond County on Staten Island.
Brooklyn Bridge in 1883, by Currier and Ives
Howard's Tavern as it appeared in 1776; it was demolished in 1880. The tavern was located near the present-day intersection of Fulton Street and Jamaica Avenue.
The Erie Canal at Lockport, New York, in 1839
A construction worker atop the Empire State Building as it was being built in 1930. The Chrysler Building is behind him.
Currier and Ives print of Brooklyn, 1886
A view from Battle Hill – the highest point in King's County – looking west toward Upper New York Harbor and New Jersey beyond. Here on Lord Stirling's left flank about 300 Americans under Colonel Atlee and General Parsons repulsed successive attacks by the British after taking the hill, and inflicted the highest casualties against the British during the Battle of Long Island.
Flight 175 hitting the South Tower on September11, 2001
Manhattan's Little Italy, Lower East Side, circa 1900
Brooklyn in 1897
Battle Pass – also known as "Flatbush Pass" – is located in modern-day Prospect Park. Here General Sullivan and his troops were outflanked by the British who attacked from the rear while the Hessians attacked up Battle Pass. (Lithograph c.1866)
Flooding on AvenueC in Lower Manhattan caused by Hurricane Sandy
The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark and National Monument, as the site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots and the cradle of the modern gay rights movement
Location of Brooklyn (red) within New York City (remainder yellow)
U.S. Army – Artillery Retreat from Long Island 1776 (1899)
New York is bordered by six U.S. states, two Great Lakes, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
United Airlines Flight 175 hits the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Landmark 19th-century rowhouses on tree-lined Kent Street in Greenpoint Historic District
Washington evacuating Army 175th Anniversary Issue of 1951. Accurate depiction of Fulton Ferry House at right. Flat-bottomed ferry boats in the East River are depicted in the background.
Enveloped by the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound, New York City and Long Island alone are home to about eleven million residents conjointly.
The core of the New York City metropolitan area, with Manhattan Island at its center
Park Slope
The Foot of Wall Street And Ferry House – 1746. The Manhattan side of the East River crossing, known then as the Brooklyn Ferry, as it looked in the mid-1700s.
Lake-effect snow is a major contributor to heavy snowfall totals in western New York, including the Tug Hill region.
150–159 Willow Street, three original red-brick early 19th-century Federal Style houses in Brooklyn Heights
The British fleet in New York Harbor just after the battle
Two major state parks (in green) are the Adirondack Park (north) and the Catskill Park (south).
Lower and Midtown Manhattan, as seen by a SkySat satellite in 2017
Imatra Society, consisting of Finnish immigrants, celebrating its summer festival in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn in 1894.
Old Sugar House and Middle Dutch Church c.1830. The Middle Dutch Church is where some of the enlisted men captured at the Battle of Long Island were imprisoned. The Sugar House also became a prison as the British captured more of Washington's soldiers during the retreat from New York. The site today is the location of 28 Liberty Street.
The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor is a symbol of the United States and its ideals.
Central Park in Winter by Raymond Speers, in Munsey's Magazine, February 1900
The Brooklyn Museum on Eastern Parkway
Dongan Oak memorial in Prospect Park
The African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park was used in both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fair, with the Unisphere as the centerpiece of the latter and which remains today.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Map of the counties in New York
The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York Harbor is a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom, democracy, and opportunity.
The Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch at Grand Army Plaza
New York population distribution map. New York's population is primarily concentrated in the Greater New York area, including New York City and Long Island.
View of The Pond and Midtown Manhattan from the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park, one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, in 2019
The USS North Carolina, launched at Brooklyn Navy Yard, June 1940
The Stonewall Inn in the gay village of Greenwich Village, Lower Manhattan, site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots, the cradle of the modern LGBT rights movement
California sea lions play at the Bronx Zoo, the world's largest metropolitan zoo.
Newer buildings near East River State Park
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A map of racial distribution in New York, 2010 U.S. census. Each dot is 25 people:
Kwanzan Cherries in bloom at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
The main laboratory building of the IBM Watson Research Center is located in Yorktown Heights, New York.
The landmark Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic St. Patrick's Cathedral, Midtown Manhattan
Astroland in Coney Island.
Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, hub of the Broadway theater district, a media center, and one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents in Brooklyn. Brooklyn has the largest Jewish community in the United States, with approximately 600,000 individuals.
Barclays Center in Pacific Park within Prospect Heights, home of the Nets and Liberty.
"I Love New York"
The Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Upper Manhattan was the first mosque built in New York City.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, the largest container ship to enter the Port of New York and New Jersey as of September7, 2017
Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens, is the oldest Hindu temple in the Western Hemisphere.
Brooklyn Tech as seen from Ashland Place in Fort Greene
Harris Hall of the City College of New York, a public college of the City University of New York
The New York Stock Exchange, by a significant margin the world's largest stock exchange per market capitalization of its listed companies, at US$23.1 trillion as of April 2018. Pictured is the exchange's building on Wall Street.
The Brooklyn College library, part of the original campus laid out by Randolph Evans, now known as "East Quad"
Butler Library at Columbia University
The Deutsche Bank Center as viewed from Central Park West
Brooklyn Law School's 1994 new classical "Fell Hall" tower, by architect Robert A. M. Stern
University of Rochester
Times Square is the hub of the Broadway theater district and a media center. It also has one of the highest annual attendance rates of any tourist attraction in the world, estimated at 50 million.
NYU Tandon Wunsch Building
South campus of the University at Buffalo, the flagship of the State University of New York
The I Love New York logo, designed by Milton Glaser in 1977
St. Francis College Administration Building
The New York City Subway is one of the world's busiest, serving more than five million passengers per average weekday.
Rockefeller Center is home to NBC Studios.
The Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.
Grand Central Terminal in New York City
Times Square Studios, home of Good Morning America
Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue subway station
John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, the busiest international air passenger gateway to the United States
Butler Library at Columbia University, described as one of the most beautiful college libraries in the United States
Atlantic Terminal is a major hub in Brooklyn
The New York State Capitol in Albany
The Washington Square Arch, an unofficial icon of both New York University (NYU) and its Greenwich Village neighborhood
The Marine Parkway Bridge
New York State Court of Appeals
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, affiliated with Columbia University and Cornell University, the largest hospital and largest private employer in New York City and one of the world's busiest
Williamsburg Bridge, as seen from Wallabout Bay with Greenpoint and Long Island City in background
Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, New York's U.S. Senators
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is the largest police force in the United States.
Kathy Hochul (D), the 57th Governor of New York
Police officers of New York Police Department (NYPD)
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) is the largest municipal fire department in the United States.
Koppen climate of New York
The Stephen A. Schwarzman Headquarters Building of the New York Public Library, at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
The fast-paced streets of New York City, January 2020
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, part of Museum Mile, is one of the largest museums in the world.
Smorgasburg opened in 2011 as an open-air food market and is part of the Brooklyn Flea.
As of 2012, the city had about 6,000 hybrid taxis (shown) in service, the largest number of any city in North America.
New York City Hall is the oldest City Hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions.
The New York County Courthouse houses the New York Supreme Court and other offices.
Eric Adams, the current and 110th Mayor of New York City
New York City is home to the two busiest train stations in the U.S., including Grand Central Terminal.
The New York City Subway is the world's largest rapid transit system by number of stations.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal, the world's busiest bus station, at 8th Avenue and 42nd Street
John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, the busiest international air passenger gateway to the United States
The Staten Island Ferry shuttles commuters between Manhattan and Staten Island.
Yellow medallion taxicabs are widely recognized icons of the city.
8th Avenue, looking northward ("uptown"). Most streets and avenues in Manhattan's grid plan incorporate a one-way traffic configuration.
The George Washington Bridge, connecting Upper Manhattan (background) from Fort Lee, New Jersey across the Hudson River, is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge.
The growing skyline of Long Island City, Queens (background),<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-30/nyc-s-fastest-growing-neighborhood-gets-180-million-investment|title=NYC's Fastest-Growing Neighborhood Gets $180 Million Investment|first=Henry|last=Goldman|date=October 30, 2018|publisher=Bloomberg L.P|access-date=October 30, 2018}}</ref> facing the East River and Manhattan in May 2017
The Grand Concourse in the Bronx, foreground, with Manhattan in the background in February 2018
St. George, Staten Island as seen from the Staten Island Ferry, the world's busiest passenger-only ferry system, shuttling passengers between Manhattan and Staten Island
The Asia gate entrance to the Bronx Zoo, the world's largest metropolitan zoo.
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra. New York City is home to nearly 3 million Latino Americans, the largest Hispanic population of any city outside Latin America and Spain.
The Financial District of Lower Manhattan including Wall Street, the world's principal financial center

New York, often called New York City (NYC) to distinguish it from the State of New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

- New York City

Brooklyn is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Kings County, in the U.S. state of New York.

- Brooklyn

The Battle of Long Island, also known as the Battle of Brooklyn and the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, was an action of the American Revolutionary War fought on Tuesday, August 27, 1776, at the western edge of Long Island in the present-day Brooklyn, New York.

- Battle of Long Island

It is often called New York State to distinguish it from its largest city, New York City.

- New York (state)

With 20.2 million residents, it is the fourth most populous state in the United States as of 2021, with approximately 44% living in New York City, including 25% of the state's population within Brooklyn and Queens, and another 15% on the remainder of Long Island.

- New York (state)

After defeating the British in the siege of Boston on March 17, commander-in-chief George Washington relocated the Continental Army to defend the port city of New York, located at the southern end of Manhattan Island.

- Battle of Long Island

The five boroughs—Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens (Queens County), Manhattan (New York County), the Bronx (Bronx County), and Staten Island (Richmond County)—were created when local governments were consolidated into a single municipal entity in 1898.

- New York City

On August 27, 1776, the Battle of Long Island (also known as the 'Battle of Brooklyn') was fought, the first major engagement fought in the American Revolutionary War after independence was declared, and the largest of the entire conflict.

- Brooklyn

The Battle of Long Island, the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War, was fought in August 1776 within the modern-day borough of Brooklyn.

- New York City

About a third of the battles of the American Revolutionary War took place in New York; the first major one (and largest of the entire war) was the Battle of Long Island, a.k.a. Battle of Brooklyn, in August 1776.

- New York (state)

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Long Island Native American settlements
Painting of three Lenape Indians, circa 1860s
The Old House, built in 1699 in Cutchogue, January 2008
The Brooklyn Bridge, the first of multiple crossings constructed across the East River, connects Long Island with Manhattan Island (background).
Oheka Castle, a Gold Coast estate in West Hills, is the second-largest private residence in the country
Montauk Point at Long Island's rural eastern tip, January 2013
The four counties of Long Island include two independent counties (Nassau and Suffolk) and two New York City boroughs (Brooklyn and Queens)
Satellite imagery showing the New York metropolitan area at night. Long Island is highly developed and densely populated, extending approximately 120 mi eastward from the central core of Manhattan
The intersection of Long Island, Manhattan, and the continental mainland taken from space by the Space Shuttle Columbia, 1993
The bluffs of Long Island's North Shore, November 2012
Cumulus congestus clouds over Long Island on a summer afternoon, July 2013
Clear skies in autumn over the Great Peconic Bay, with the Atlantic Ocean as its primary inflow, separating the North Fork and South Fork at the East End of Long Island, November 2007
Stripped Rockaway Beach Boardwalk after Hurricane Sandy, November 2012
A mansion on Long Island's wealthy Gold Coast, which along with The Hamptons and Brooklyn's western waterfront (facing Manhattan) provides Long Island with some of the most expensive residential real estate in the world.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on the North Shore of Nassau County is an internationally renowned biomedical research facility and home to eight scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Brookhaven National Laboratory a major U.S. Department of Energy research institution, July 2010
A commemorative half-dollar coin issued in 1936 for Long Island's tercentenary
Chaminade High School in Mineola, April 2013
The Student Activities Center at Stony Brook University, August 2020
Blodgett Hall at Adelphi University in Garden City, March 2022
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, March 2007
The Big Duck in Flanders, August 2018
A winery and tasting room in a 1690 farmhouse near Stony Brook, May 2014
Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, in Queens, September 2011
Barclays Center in Brooklyn, home of the Brooklyn Nets, October 2016
The Stony Brook Seawolves homecaming game, September 2012
Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Long Island Ducks minor league baseball team, July 2011
Preparing for a horse race at Belmont Park, home of the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown, April 2005
John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, the busiest international air passenger gateway to the United States, January 2013
A 7 train in Queens, April 2007
A schematic map of the LIRR system
A Nassau Inter-County Express bus, June 2019
Long Island Expressway in Nassau County

Long Island is a largely urbanized and densely populated island in the southeastern geographical area of the U.S. state of New York, part of the New York metropolitan area.

The island comprises four counties; Kings and Queens counties (the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, respectively) and Nassau County share the western third of the island, while Suffolk County occupies the eastern two thirds.

Early in the American Revolutionary War, the island was captured by the British from General George Washington in the Battle of Long Island, a decisive battle after which Washington narrowly evacuated his troops from Brooklyn Heights under a dense fog.

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Skeletons unearthed at Lenape burial ground in Staten Island, the largest pre-European burial ground in New York City
Voorlezer's House
Billiou–Stillwell–Perine House
Sir William Howe established his headquarters at the Rose and Crown Tavern at New Dorp Lane and Richmond Road prior to the invasions of Long Island and Manhattan.
The Conference House
Historic Richmond Town museum complex is located in the heart of Staten Island.
New housing on Staten Island, 1973. Photo by Arthur Tress.
US Navy ships tied up at the home port pier during Fleet Week in 2007
View of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge from the South Beach on Staten Island.
The geology of Staten Island.
Serpentinite shown in rock cut along I-278 in Staten Island by Todt Hill marked on USGS geological map.
Location of Staten Island (red) within New York City (remainder yellow)
Population density and elevation above sea level in Greater NYC, U.S. (2010). Staten Island is especially vulnerable to sea level rise.
Aerial view of Staten Island from the east at night
Deer found in Charleston, Staten Island. Deer may be part of 40-large herd in Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserves.
Borough Hall in St. George, Staten Island.
"Postcards 9/11 Memorial", at St. George Esplanade
Sailors' Snug Harbor
The Richmond County Bank Ballpark
A 1905 golf match with Isaac Mackie (right) at Fox Hills Golf Club, Staten Island, NY
The Staten Island Ferry provides travel between lower Manhattan and the St. George Terminal.
The Staten Island Railway operates along the Richmond/Amboy Roads corridor.

Staten Island is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Richmond County, in the U.S. state of New York.

Motor traffic can reach the borough from Brooklyn by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and from New Jersey by the Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals Bridge and Bayonne Bridge.

In August 1776, the British forces crossed the Narrows to Brooklyn and outflanked the American forces at the Battle of Long Island, resulting in the British control of the harbor and the capture of New York City shortly afterwards.