The bark-covered longhouses of the Long Island Indians were from eighteen to twenty feet wide and often more than 150 feet long. Settlements, fishing camps, and planting fields lined the river. A partial list includes Castle Hill and Throgs Neck in the Bronx, the Battery and Harlem in Manhattan, Bridge Street in Brooklyn, and
Maspeth, Pot Cove and Flushing in Queens. The earliest European settlements were near native sites.