Monday, December 13, 2010

Newspaper of Record Doesn't Know Marble Hill is Part of Manhattan?

A BD Reader sent the following in:
I thought this was funny:

The New York Times says that Brooklyn and Queens are "the only two of New York City’s five boroughs that are connected to each other by land."

Manhattan and The Bronx are also connected by land. Marble Hill is connected to The Bronx, and disconnected from the rest of Manhattan, since the Harlem Ship Channel was built, shifting the course of the Harlem River. Of course, this border between Manhattan and The Bronx has issues similar to those the Times describes for Brooklyn and Queens.
Nice catch, BD Reader!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Brooklyn and Queens are the only boroughs in New York City to share a land border. Manhattan and the Bronx also share a small border around the neighborhood of Marble Hill."

Happy Now? lol. Good lookin out.