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Randall's Island is situated in the East River in New York City. It is separated from Manhattan on the west by the river's main channel, from Queens on the east by the Hell Gate, and from the Bronx on the north by the Bronx Kill. It is joined to Ward's Island on the south by landfill. Administratively it is part of the borough of Manhattan. New York City waterways: 1. ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is the largest in area and second most populous of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Hell Gate, shown in red, in a satellite photo of New York Harbor. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Bronx Kill is a narrow strait in New York City delineating the southernmost extent of The Bronx and separating it from Randalls Island. ... Wards Island is situated in the East River in New York City. ...


The Triborough Bridge complex, whose hub is located on the island, provides vehicular and pedestrian access from the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. The railroad viaduct approach to the Hell Gate Bridge passes overhead. There is also a footbridge leading to the island from 103rd Street in Manhattan, but it is open only from April through October. The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate right-of-way between the water crossings. ... The Hell Gate Bridge (originally the New York Connecting Railroad Bridge) is a 1,017-foot (310 m) steel arch railroad bridge between Queens and Randalls and Wards Island (which are now joined into one island and politically belong to the borough of Manhattan) in New York City, over a...


The island is home to the New York City Fire Department's training academy and some other public facilities. Most of the island, however, is a city park. Once neglected, it recently has evolved into a sports complex under the guidance of the Randall's Island Sports Foundation. There is a driving range, miniature golf course, and tennis courts. The park's baseball, soccer, and lacrosse fields host school and serious amateur league games, as well as more casual play. The newly built Icahn Stadium replaced the old Downing Stadium in 2005 and is the site of high school and college track and field competitions. The New York City Fire Department or the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has the responsibility of protecting citizens and property in New York Citys five boroughs from fires and fire hazards, as well as first response to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


Plans are currently underway to build a family-themed waterpark, due to begin building in 2007 and to open in 2008.


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Wards Island is situated in the East River in New York City. ...

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Randall's Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (733 words)
Randall's Island is situated in the East River in New York City.
It is separated from Manhattan on the west by the river's main channel, from Queens on the east by the Hell Gate, and from the Bronx on the north by the Bronx Kill.
Randall’s Island Sports Foundation (RISF) [2]was founded in 1992 as a public-private partnership to work on behalf of Randall’s Island Park.
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