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Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA

"Long Island City, a city of Long Island, N.Y: in Queens co, is on the East River, opposite the city of New York, and is separated from Brooklyn by Newtown Creek: It includes Hunter's Point, Astoria, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Blissville, &c., and is the W. terminus of the Long Island Railroad and of the Flushing & Northside Railroad. It has 23 churches, 2 banks, oil-works, extensive manufactories, and printing-offices which issue 1 daily and 4 weekly newspapers. Pop, in 1880, 17,129; in 1890,30,506."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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History and News of Long Island City, New York, USA

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  • News  1893 - RICHARD LAVELLE'S NECK BROKEN. THROWN FROM A MUSTANG PONY AND INSTANTLY KILLED.
    Long Island City, May 30. - RICHARD LAVELLE, who, with JOHN O'DONNELL, conducts a Wild West show at North Beach, was thrown from the back of a fiery... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - KILLED ON WAY TO FUNERAL. TRAIN HITS MOURNERS' COACH IN LONG ISLAND CITY, HURLING THREE TO DEATH.
    Special To The Washington Post.
    New York, Feb. 12. - Three killed and one mortally injured is the result of a Long Island Railroad train running... Read MORE...

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