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Long Island

Long Island, forming three counties of the 6tate or New York, U.S.A., is bounded on the N. by Long Island Sound, on the S. and E. by the Atlantic, and on the W. by East River, crossed by Brooklyn Suspension Bridge. The island is 115 miles long, with a breadth varying from 12 to 24 miles, and contains 1,682 square miles. The interior rises in a line of low hills, and on the S. shore is a series of lagoons, while much of the surface is forest and waste. There are lakes and watercourses, and market-gardening is largely carried on. Game and fish are plentiful, and the oyster-beds are renowned. The famous Blue Points come from here. The chief towns are Brooklyn, Long Island City, and Flushing, and the island is well provided with railways. Other places of note are Coney Island - a celebrated watering place - and the Creedmoor Rifle Range.