. Due to the proximity of the mountains to the coast, the city has a large gap between its north and south sides, thus providing views of the sea and mountain vistas from almost every part of the city. The coastline is heavily urbanised; most of the land not built up with golf courses has been developed with small residential areas.
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transit line, the Staten Island Railway, which runs from the ferry terminal at St. George to Tottenville (Tottenville, Staten Island). Staten Island is the only borough that is not connected to the New York City Subway system. The free Staten Island Ferry connects the borough to Manhattan and is a popular tourist attraction, providing views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Lower Manhattan. Staten Island had the Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the world's largest landfill at one point before closing in 2001, wikipedia:Staten Island
Society Military Vehicle Section. Accessed 28 August 2009. The hall comprises a viewing balcony that runs for most of the length of the hall, providing views over a range of tableaux of vehicles, tanks and artillery that run chronologically from the First World War to the present day. Notable among the First World War exhibits is a battle-damaged artillery limber (Limbers and caissons (military)) used by L Battery Royal Horse Artillery (L (Néry) Battery Royal Horse Artillery) during an action at Néry in September 1914 where three Victoria Crosses were won. The Second World War in particular is illustrated with tableaux of the North African Campaign, the Eastern Front (Eastern Front (World War II)) and the invasion of Normandy. Imperial War Museum Duxford Land Warfare Hall. Accessed 28 August 2009. Significant vehicles in the collection include three command vehicles used by Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein), commander of 21st Army Group during the north-west Europe campaign. Also on display are extracts from Montgomery's personal papers, which are held by the Imperial War Museum's Department of Documents (Imperial War Museum#Collections). 'Montgomery documents',''The Times'' 8 July 1982, Issue 61280, page 2 column A Other tableaux depict scenes from post-1945 conflicts such as the Korean War, the Northern Ireland Troubles, the Falklands War, British peacekeeping contributions in Bosnia (UNPROFOR) and the Gulf War. As many of the vehicles in the Land Warfare Hall are maintained in running condition, the site features garages (Automobile repair shop) and a running area behind the building. WikiPedia:Northern Ireland Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Northern Ireland commons:Northern Ireland
to Tottenville (Tottenville, Staten Island). Staten Island is the only one of the five boroughs of New York City that does not have below-ground rapid transit. The free Staten Island Ferry connects the borough to Manhattan and is a popular tourist attraction, providing views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and lower Manhattan. The first permanent Dutch settlement of the New Netherland colony was made on Governor's Island in 1624, which had been used as a trading camp by them for over a decade before. In 1626 the colony transferred to the island of Manhattan, and was newly designated as the capital of New Netherland. ''Staaten Eylandt'' nevertheless remained uncolonized by the Dutch for many decades. From 1639 to 1655, the Dutch made three separate attempts to establish a permanent settlement on the island, but each time the settlement was destroyed in the conflicts between the Dutch and the local tribes. In 1661, the first permanent Dutch settlement was established at ''Oude Dorp'' (Dutch (Dutch language) for "Old Village"), Commons:Category:Manhattan, New York City WikiPedia:Manhattan Dmoz:Regional North America United States New York Localities N New York City Manhattan
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