Correction for the size of Ellis Island
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How big is 85 acres?
It's about three times as big as Ellis Island
The size of Ellis Island is about 27.40 acres.
(Jersey City, New Jersey and New York City, New York)(now officially part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument)
Ellis Island, home of the Ellis Island Immigration Station, is 27.40 acres in total area. Nine-tenths of the island were artificially created after the New York-New Jersey borders had already been defined, leading to a sovereignty dispute which was settled by the US Supreme Court in 1998.