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The Five Boroughs of New York City

The Five Boroughs is a colloquialism often used by residents of New York City to unambiguously refer to the city itself, as opposed to any particular borough or to the greater metropolitan area.


The five boroughs are:

By contrast, the phrase "the City" is often taken to imply only the island of Manhattan, and the term New York itself is often taken to refer to the State of New York. The greater metropolitan area, including the suburbs in New York State, Connecticut, and New Jersey, is sometimes called "the Tri-State Region," or simply "the Tri-State."


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The Five Boroughs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (236 words)
The Five Boroughs is phrase used to denote the five boroughs of New York City.
It is used to unambiguously refer to the city as a whole, as opposed to any particular borough or to the greater metropolitan area.
The term "New York" itself is often taken to refer to the State of New York, including the Five Boroughs and "The Island" (Long Island), whereas "Upstate New York" never includes New York City or Long Island, and usually does not include the areas just north of The Bronx.
Five Boroughs History (2473 words)
Jacob Eelkins was placed in command of Fort Nassau by Christiaensen when he departed to descend the river, and he remained at the station uninterruptedly for three or four years, acquiring much facility in his intercourse with the aborigines and displaying a tact that smoothed out many a perilous encounter.
The borough of Brooklyn comprises the territory of Kings County.
The Five Dutch Towns also constituted an ecclesiastical society, and joined in the support of their ministers until the collegiate system was abolished about the end of the eighteenth century.
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