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10-24-2012, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by cheswick View Post
Well Technically Manhattan is composed of Manhattan island, a few smaller islands (Rosevelt and some other one) and part of the mainland called marble hill I think (which technically used to be on Manhattan island but a river rerouting moved it to the mainland).
Yeah, there is a part of what people assume is the Bronx that is actually part of Manhattan. The reason is that the harlem river at the top of Manhattan was too narrow to allow for ship traffic. So they excavated a straight line across to the south and filled in the old harlem river. The land below the old harlem river is still part of manhattan even though it's now physically surrounded by the bronx



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