Liberty IslandLib·er·ty Island
island in SE N.Y., in New York Bay: site of the Statue of Liberty: c. 10 acres or 0.015 sq mi (0.038 sq km)
An island of southeast New York in Upper New York Bay southwest of Manhattan. The Statue of Liberty was placed on the island in 1886, using the star-shaped Fort Wood (built in 1841) as a base. Originally called Bedloe's Island, it was officially renamed Liberty Island in 1956.
- A small uninhabited island in New York Harbor, the location of the Statue of Liberty