New Jersey has been listed as one of three provisional venues on the 22-race F1 calendar for the 2014 season.
A race overlooking New York City had looked doubtful
when it was dropped from a draft calendar.
But it was on the list released by the World Motor Sport Council on Friday, with provisional races in Mexico and Korea also included.
Meanwhile, Pirelli can continue as Formula 1's sole tyre supplier in 2014, the sport's governing body confirmed.
The FIA has published what it described as a "confirmed" 2014 Formula 1 calendar but it is anything but finalised.
For starters, three races are listed as provisional and it's quite possible none of them will happen.
There is massive scepticism in F1, for example, about New Jersey. It is a dream event, overlooking Manhattan, but F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has himself said the organisers do not have sufficient money. Nor does it appear they have sufficient time to make the required changes to the area to build a track.
Equally, new races have not been the second of two consecutive weekends because of the logistical problems that creates, and New Jersey comes in listed just a week after Monaco.
Mexico and Korea are more likely to take place. But the Mexicans need to upgrade their famous track in Mexico City, which last hosted F1 in 1992, and Korea - which has been in doubt for each of its four years of existence - has yet to agree a commercial deal.
Even then, the calendar has an unfamiliar feel.
Australia is stand-alone again, among other changes, and the spread of the races that bookend the season will increase costs at a time when many teams are struggling.
In short, expect more changes when the definitive calendar is published in December.
Pirelli's future in the sport had looked in doubt after a series of tyre failures this season, but a statement from the FIA said that they "may continue to supply tyres to competitors in the FIA F1 World Championship, subject to the requisite technical and safety standards of the FIA being met."
The inaugural Grand Prix of America is due to take place on 1 June, while a race in Mexico is set for 16 November. The Korean Grand Prix is listed as scheduled for 27 April.
The three provisional races' inclusion on the calendar is subject to circuit approval.
Australia is once again the first race of the season, taking place on 16 March with Interlagos in Brazil staging the final race on 30 November.
The British Grand Prix is on 6 July - a date that will see it clash with the men's singles final at Wimbledon for the first time in two years.
Meanwhile, Formula 1's governing body and commercial arm have signed a new agreement binding them together for the next seven years.
A statement on the website of the FIA said it and F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone's FOM organisation had both given their "approval".
The so-called Concorde Agreement now needs to be signed by the 11 teams to come into full operation.
It sets out the commercial terms of F1, which has about £1bn annual revenue.
The details are kept confidential, but the new agreement guarantees the FIA a greater slice of F1's income.
An FIA statement said: "This agreement provides the FIA with significantly improved financial means to pursue its regulatory missions and to reflect the enhanced role undertaken by the FIA in the Motor Sport.
What is the Concorde Agreement?
The Concorde Agreement is a contract between Formula 1's governing body (FIA), Formula 1 teams, and the Formula One Administration.
First introduced in 1981, the document sets out how F1 is run and its revenues distributed.
"The parties have agreed a strong and stable sporting governance framework which includes the Formula 1 Group, the FIA and the participating teams. The agreement lays down solid foundations for the further development of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship."
The Concorde Agreement is overdue - the last one lapsed at the end of 2012.
Ecclestone said he was "pleased" the new agreement had been concluded.
FIA president Jean Todt, who faces a battle against Englishman David Ward in an election in December, said: "We can be proud of this agreement, which establishes a more effective framework for the governance of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
"The FIA looks forward to continuing to fulfil its historic role as the guarantor of both regulation and safety in F1 for many years to come."
Korea (Korea International Circuit)*
Grand Prix of America (New Jersey)*
Austria (Red Bull Ring)
Singapore (Marina Bay)
Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
Mexico (Mexico City)*
* Subject to the circuit approval