Upper NewYorkBay, sometimes called Upper NewYork Harbor or the Upper Bay, is the northern area of NewYork Harbor inside the Narrows.
It is connected to Lower NewYorkBay by the Narrows, to Newark Bay by the Kill Van Kull, and to Long Island Sound by the East River, which despite the name, is actually a tidal strait.
The reef was historically one of the largest oyster beds in the world and provided a staple for the diet of all classes of citizens of NewYork City until the end of the 19th century, when the beds succumbed to pollution.
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