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Encyclopedia > Borough (New York City)
The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: The Bronx 5: Staten Island
The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: The Bronx 5: Staten Island
The percentage of New York City population residing in each borough: Staten Island, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan
The percentage of New York City population residing in each borough: Staten Island, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan

In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of government used in other parts of the Tri-State Region and elsewhere in the United States. New York City is often referred to collectively as The Five Boroughs; this phrase is used to unambiguously refer to New York City as a whole, avoiding confusion with any particular borough or with the greater metropolitan area. It is often used by politicians to counter a focus on Manhattan and to place all five boroughs on an equal standing. The Five Burghs or more usually The Five Boroughs or The Five Boroughs of the Danelaw were the five main towns of Danish Mercia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2652x2582, 6650 KB) A map showing the five boroughs of New York City, as well as airports. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2652x2582, 6650 KB) A map showing the five boroughs of New York City, as well as airports. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Tri-State Area The Tri-State Region is commonly used in the area surrounding New York City to unambiguously refer to the greater metropolitan area. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the fourth most populous in the world (after Tokyo, Seoul, and Mexico City). ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ...


Each borough currently corresponds to a county of New York State: NY redirects here. ...

All boroughs were created in 1898 during consolidation, when the city's current boundaries were established. The Borough of the Bronx was originally those parts of New York County that had been previously ceded by Westchester County, until Bronx County was created in 1914. The Borough of Queens originally consisted of the western part of Queens County, until Nassau County was created out of the three eastern towns in 1899. The Borough of Staten Island was officially the Borough of Richmond until the name was changed in 1975 to reflect its common appellation. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Queens County, often referred to as simply Queens, is the largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. It is home to New York Citys two major airports (John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia), the New York Mets baseball team, the USTA National Tennis Center, Silvercup... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Staten Island (IPA: ) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... For other uses, see Staten Island (disambiguation) Staten Island, shown in an enhanced satellite image Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located on an island of the same name on the west side of the Narrows at the entrance of New York Harbor. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ...


Although each borough is represented by a borough president and has, with the exception of Manhattan, a borough hall, the borough president now has minimal executive powers, and there is no legislative function within a borough. Most executive power is exercised by the Mayor of New York, and legislative functions are the responsibility of the members of the New York City Council. Because they are counties, each borough also elects a District Attorney, as does every other county of the state. Some Civil Court judges are also elected on a borough-wide basis, although they are generally eligible to serve throughout the city. Borough President is an elective office in New York City. ... For a list of the Dutch Director-Generals who governed New Amsterdam (as New York City was called when it was a Dutch-run settlement) between 1624 and 1664, see: Director-General of New Netherland. ... New York City Hall The New York City Council is the lawmaking body of the City of New York. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ...


The "Sixth Borough"

While there are only five boroughs, a number of areas near and far have been identified as the putative "Sixth Borough" of New York City. Places to which the "sixth borough" appellation have been applied include Hudson County, New Jersey[1], Nassau County, New York[2], Newark, New Jersey[3], Philadelphia[4], South Florida[5], and obviously Israel.[6] Hudson County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... The Miami Urbanized Area stretches along the Atlantic Coast for most of the length of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metropolitan Area, but is confined to a relatively narrow area between the coast and the Everglades. ...


References

  1. ^ Holusha, John. " Commercial Property / The Jersey Riverfront; On the Hudson's West Bank, Optimistic Developers", The New York Times, October 11, 1998. Accessed May 25, 2007. That simply is out of the question in midtown, he said, adding that some formerly fringe areas in Midtown South that had previously been available were filled up as well. Given that the buildings on the New Jersey waterfront are new and equipped with the latest technology and just a few stops on the PATH trains from Manhattan, they become an attractive alternative. It's the sixth borough, he said.
  2. ^ Harris, Seth. "One Problem Equals Many Answers: Dems Fight Illegal Housing in Nassau", Long Island Press, July 20, 2005. Accessed May 25, 2007. "Suozzi agrees that illegal housing is giving areas such as Elmont a city-like atmosphere. “They are turning Hempstead into the sixth borough of New York City,” he says.
  3. ^ Vitullo-Marton, Hulia. "And the Next ‘Sixth Borough' Is... Newark", The New York Sun, September 28, 2006. Accessed June 19, 2007. " Mr. Banker said he believes the Booker administration wants to create a middle-class residential community downtown. If that happens, Newark may well displace Philadelphia as New York's sixth Borough."
  4. ^ Pressler, Jessica "Philadelphia Story: The Next Borough", New York Times, August 14, 2005. Accessed June 10, 2007.
  5. ^ Keefe, Brendan. "The Sixth Borough", WCBS-TV, October 30, 2005. Accessed May 25, 2007. "Right now I'm on my way to the sixth borough of New York City. Unlike Brooklyn, Queens, or the Bronx, you can't travel there underground. And unlike Staten Island, you can't take a ferry or even a bridge. You'll need a plane ticket or car and a couple tanks of gasoline. The unofficial sixth borough is Southeast Florida."
  6. ^ Haberman, Clyde. "All Politics Of the Mideast Is Local", The New York Times, March 3, 2006. Accessed May 25, 2007. "WHEN it comes to politics, New York is a six-borough city. Borough No. 6 is what the rest of the world calls the Middle East, specifically Israel and the Palestinian territories."

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New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6322 words)
New York City was the capital of the newly-formed United States from 1788 to 1790.
New York City is located at the center of the BosWash megalopolis, 218 miles (350 km) driving distance from Boston and 220 miles (353 km) from Washington, D.C. The city's total area is 468.9 square miles (1,214.4 km²), of which 35.31% is water.
In 2000, 36% of the city's population was foreign-born.
Queens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2954 words)
Established on November 1, 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York, it was named for the then-queen consort, Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II.
Queens is often stereotyped as one of the most suburban boroughs of New York City, and neighborhoods in the eastern part of the borough do have a look and feel similar to the bordering suburbs of western Nassau County.
The part of Queens County that was not consolidated into New York City, consisting of the towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay and all of the Town of Hempstead, except the Rockaway Peninsula, was constituted as the new Nassau County in 1899.
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