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About the 5 boroughs of New York City
There are 5 boroughs in New York City. These boroughs are the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. The 5 boroughs of New York City are essentially considered counties, as they do not fall under the purview of any other county. The counties of each borough have different names, but contain the same area and residents. Each borough has a president, a district attorney and a municipal building. These areas became boroughs in 1898, when the city was consolidated and the borders changed to their current state. Boroughs in New York City are different than any other type of borough, as the 5 boroughs are also counties. The boroughs of New York City are legislated by the New York City Council and the mayor of New York City. People often call New York City the 5 boroughs when they are referring to the city as a whole. This is because many people only think of Manhattan when the city is referenced. People who live in one borough may be called for jury duty in another borough. Each of the 5 boroughs has a very different character but they come together to make New York City a whole. In 1894 and 1934, Yonkers voted on whether they should become a sixth borough of the city, but both votes were negative.