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Boroughs of New York City

Boroughs The Bronx - Brooklyn - Manhattan - Queens - Staten Island

Party abbreviations: Con = Conservative Party (New York social conservative, split from Rep, est.1962); Dem = Democratic Party (liberal, center-left, est.1829); Fus = Fusion (representing more than one party/coalition); Ind = Independent; Lib = Liberal Party (New York regionalist, social liberal, split from Dem, est.1944); Rep = Republican Party (conservative, center-right, est.1854); 
- Former parties: MOL = Municipal Ownership League (William Randolph Hearst coalition, split from Dem, 1904-1906); Whg = Whig Party (economic nationalist, protectionist, opposed Jacksonian Dem, 1833-1860)



Bronx
[The Bronx Borough
                  flag, New York City]
                       Adopted 1912
1639                       Jonas Bronck settles the area.
1654                       Permanent settlement begins.
 1 Nov 1683                Part of Westchester County.
 1 Jan 1874                Western Bronx annexed to Manhattan County.
 1 Jun 1895                Eastern Bronx annexed to Manhattan County.
 1 Jan 1898                Part of New York City (Borough of The Bronx).
 1 Jan 1914                Bronx County. 

Presidents
 1 Jan 1898 - 30 Aug 1909  Louis F. Haffen                    (b. 1854 - d. 1935)  Dem
30 Aug 1909 - 1910         John F. Murray                     (b. 1862 - d. 1928)  Dem
                             (acting to 9 Sep 1909)
1910 - 1914                Cyrus C. Miller                    (b. 1866 - d. 1956)  Dem+Fus
1914 - 1918                Douglas Mathewson                  (b. 1870? - d. 1948) Rep+Fus
1918 - 1934                Henry Bruckner                     (b. 1871 - d. 1942)  Dem
1934 - Jan 1962            James Joseph Lyons                 (b. 1890 - d. 1966)  Dem
Jan 1962 - Jan 1966        Joseph F. Periconi                 (b. 1910 - d. 1994)  Rep+Lib
Jan 1966 -  7 Jan 1970     Herman Badillo                     (b. 1929 - d. 2014)  Dem
 7 Jan 1970 - 31 Dec 1978  Robert Abrams                      (b. 1938)            Dem
 4 Jan 1979 - 11 Mar 1987  Stanley Simon                      (b. 1929?)           Dem
11 Mar 1987 -  9 Apr 1987  Cecil P. Joseph (acting)                                Dem
 
9 Apr 1987 -  6 Jan 2002  Fernando Ferrer                    (b. 1950)            Dem
 6 Jan 2002 - 19 Feb 2009  Adolfo Carrión, Jr.                (b. 1961)            Dem
19 Feb 2009 -  1 May 2009  Earl D. Brown (acting)                                  Dem
 1 May 2009 -              Ruben Diaz, Jr.                    (b. 1973
)            Dem



Brooklyn
 
[Former Flag of
                        Brooklyn, New York c.1860-1898]
                   c.1860 - 1898
[Flag of
                          Brooklyn Borough, New York City]
                   Adopted c.1898

1646                       Founded as Breuckelen by the Dutch.
 1 Nov 1683                Brooklyn part of Kings County.
1816                       Brooklyn village
 1 Apr 1834                City of Brooklyn
 1 Jan 1852 -  1 Jan 1855  Williamsburg a separate city under Mayors 1852-1853
                             Abraham J. Berry (b. 1798 - d. 1865) Dem, then
                             1854-1855 William Wall (b. 1800 - d. 1871) Whg.

 1 Jan 1855                Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and Bushwick consolidated.
 1 Jan 1898                City of Brooklyn becomes a borough of New York City
                             (Kings County).

Mayors
1834                       George Hall (1st time)             (b. 1795 - d. 1868)  Dem
1835 - 1836                Jonathan Trotter                   (b. 1797 - d. 1865)  Dem
1837 - 1838                Jeremiah Johnson                   (b. 1768 - d. 1852)  Whg
1838 - 1841                Cyrus P. Smith                     (b. 1800 - d. 1877)  Whg
1842                       Henry C. Murphy                    (b. 1810 - d. 1882)  Dem
1843 - 1844                Joseph Sprague                     (b. 1783 - d. 1854)  Dem
1845                       Thomas G. Talmage                  (b. 1801 - d. 1863)  Dem
1846 - 1848                Francis B. Stryker                 (b. 1811 - d. 1892)  Whg
1849                       Edward Copeland                    (b. 1793 - d. 1859)  Whg
1850                       Samuel Smith                       (b. 1788 - d. 1872)  Dem
1851 - 1852                Conklin Brush                      (b. 1794 - d. 1870)  Whg
1853 - 1854                Edward A. Lambert                  (b. 1813 - d. 1885)  Dem
1855 - 1856                George Hall (2nd time)             (s.a.)               Rep
1857 - 1860                Samuel S. Powell (1st time)        (b. 1815 - d. 1879)  Dem
1861 - 1863                Martin Kalbfleisch (1st time)      (b. 1804 - d. 1873)  Dem
1864 - 1865                Alfred M. Wood                     (b. 1825 - d. 1895)  Rep
1866 - 1867                Samuel Booth                       (b. 1818 - d. 1894)  Rep
1868 - 1871                Martin Kalbfleisch (2nd time)      (s.a.)               Dem
1872 - 1873                Samuel S. Powell (2nd time)        (s.a.)               Dem
1874 - 1875                John W. Hunter                     (b. 1807 - d. 1900)  Dem
1876 - 1877                Frederick A. Schroeder             (b. 1833 - d. 1899)  Rep
1878 - 1881                James Howell                       (b. 1829 - d. 1897)  Dem
1882 - 1885                Seth Low                           (b. 1850 - d. 1916)  Rep
1886 - 1887                Daniel D. Whitney                  (b. 1818 - d. 1914)  Dem
1888 - 1891                Alfred C. Chapin                   (b. 1848 - d. 1936)  Dem
1892 - 1893                David A. Boody                     (b. 1837 - d. 1930)  Dem
1894 - 1895                Charles A. Schieren                (b. 1842 - d. 1915)  Rep
1896 - 1898                Frederick W. Wurster               (b. 1850 - d. 1917)  Rep
Presidents
 1 Jan 1898 - Dec 1901     Edward Marshall Grout              (b. 1861 - d. 1931)  Dem
Jan 1902 - Dec 1903        J. Edward Swanstrom                (b. 1853 - d. 1911)  Fus
Jan 1904 - Dec 1905        Martin Wiley Littleton             (b. 1872 - d. 1934)  Dem-Ind
Jan 1906 - Dec 1909        Bird Sim Coler                     (b. 1867 - d. 1941)  MOL;1906 Dem
Jan 1910 - Jun 1913        Alfred E. Steers                   (b. 1860 - d. 1948)  Dem-Ind
Jun 1913 - Dec 1917        Lewis Humphrey Pounds              (b. 1860 - d. 1947)  Rep+Fus
Jan 1918 - Dec 1924        Edward J. Riegelmann               (b. 1869 - d. 1941)  Dem
Jan 1925 - Sep 1926        Joseph A. Guider                   (b. 1870 - d. 1926)  Dem
Sep 1926 - 14 Mar 1930     James J. Byrne                     (b. 1863 - d. 1930)  Dem
Mar 1930 - Dec 1933        Henry Hesterberg                   (b. 1881 - d. 1950)  Dem
Jan 1934 - 24 Feb 1940     Raymond Vail Ingersoll             (b. 1875 - d. 1940)  Dem+Fus
Feb 1940 -  7 May 1961     John Cashmore                      (b. 1895 - d. 1961)  Dem
 7 May 1961 - 31 Dec 1961  John F. Hayes                      (b. 1915 - d. 2001)  Dem
                             (acting to 10 Jul 1961)
 1 Jan 1962 -  9 Sep 1970  Abe Stark                          (b. 1894 - d. 1972)  Dem
 9 Sep 1970 - 31 Dec 1976  Sebastian Leone                    (b. 1924)            Dem
 3 Jan 1977 - 31 Dec 2001  Howard Golden                      (b. 1925)            Dem
13 Jan 2002 - 31 Dec 2013  Marty Markowitz                    (b. 1945)            Dem
 1 Jan 2014 -              Eric L. Adams                      (b. 1960)            Dem



Manhattan

[Manhattan
                          Borough flag, New York City]
                  Manhattan Borough flag
 1 Nov 1683                County of New York
 1 Jan 1898                Part of New York City (Borough of Manhattan)
                             (New York County).

Presidents
 1 Jan 1898 - 29 Dec 1898  Augustus W. Peters                 (b. 1844 - d. 1898)  Dem
 5 Jan 1899 - 1901         James J. Coogan                    (b. 1845 - d. 1915)  Dem
1902 - 1903                Jacob A. Cantor                    (b. 1854 - d. 1921)  Dem
1904 - Dec 1909            John F. Ahearn                     (b. 1853 - d. 1920)  Dem
Dec 1909  (4 days)         John Cloughen (acting)             (b. 1849 - d. 1911)  Dem
Jan 1910 - 1913            George McAneny                     (b. 1869 - d. 1953)  Dem+Fus
1914 - 1917                Marcus M. Marks                    (b. 1858 - d. 1934)  Rep
1918 - 27 Sep 1919         Frank L. Dowling                   (b. 1865 - d. 1919)  Dem
1919                       Edward F. Boyle                    (b.c.1876 - d. 1943) Dem
1919 - Dec 1919            Michael F. Loughman (acting)       (b. 1866 - d. 1937)  Dem
1920 - 1921                Henry H. Curran                    (b. 1877 - d. 1966)  Rep
1922 - 1930                Julius Miller                      (b. 1880 - d. 1955)  Dem
1931 - 1937                Samuel Levy                        (b. 1876 - d. 1953)  Dem
1938 - 1941                Stanley M. Isaacs                  (b. 1882 - d. 1962)  Rep
1942 - 1945                Edgar J. Nathan, Jr.               (b. 1891 - d. 1965)  Rep
1946 - 1949                Hugo E. Rogers                     (b. 1899 - d. 1974)  Dem
 1 Jan 1950 - 31 Dec 1953  Robert F. Wagner, Jr.              (b. 1910 - d. 1991)  Dem
 1 Jan 1954 - 16 Jan 1961  Hulan E. Jack                      (b. 1906 - d. 1986)  Dem
31 Jan 1961 - 31 Dec 1964  Edward R. Dudley                   (b. 1911 - d. 2005)  Dem
 
1 Jan 1965 - 23 Feb 1965  Earl Louis Brown (acting)          (b. 1903 – d. 1980)  Dem
23 Feb 1965 - 13 Sep 1966  Constance Baker Motley (f)         (b. 1921 - d. 2005)  Dem

13 Sep 1966 - 31 Dec 1977  Percy Ellis Sutton                 (b. 1920 - d. 2009)  Dem
 1 Jan 1978 - 31 Dec 1985  Andrew J. Stein                    (b. 1945)            Dem
 1 Jan 1986 - 31 Dec 1989  David N. Dinkins                   (b. 1927)            Dem
 1 Jan 1990 - 31 Dec 1997  Ruth W. Messinger (f)              (b. 1940)            Dem
 1 Jan 1998 - 31 Dec 2005  C. Virginia Fields (f)             (b. 1946)            Dem
 1 Jan 2006 - 31 Dec 2013  Scott M. Stringer                  (b. 1960)            Dem
 1 Jan 2014 -              Gale A. Brewer (f)                 (b. 1951)            Dem



Queens
 
[Long Island City, New York flag
                        c.1873-1898 (Reconstruction)]
     c.1873 - 1898 Long Island City Flag
[Flag of
                          Queens Borough, New York City]
                  Adopted 3 Jun 1913

1637                       Settlement begins.
 1 Nov 1683                County of Queens
27 May 1870 - 31 Dec 1897  Long Island City incorporated (by merger of Village of Astoria
                             and the hamlets of Ravenswood, Hunters Point, Blissville,
                             Sunnyside, Dutch Kills, Steinway, Bowery Bay and Middleton in
                             Newtown Township).

 1 Jan 1898                County of Queens (including former Long Island City), 
                             becomes a borough of New York City.
 1 Jan 1899                Nassau made a separate county.

Mayors of Long Island City
1870 - 1871                Abram D. Ditmars (1st time)        (b. 1822 - d. 1899)  Dem
1872 - 1875                Henry S. DeBevoise (1st time)      (b. 1841 - d. 1897)  Dem
1875                       Abram D. Ditmars (2nd time)        (s.a.)               Dem
1876                       John Quinn                         (b. 1839 - d. 1903)  Dem
1876 - Jan 1883            Henry S. DeBevoise (2nd time)      (s.a.)               Dem
Jan 1883 - 1886            George Petry                       (b. 1833 - d. 1890)  Dem
1887 - Jan 1892            Patrick Jerome Gleason (1st time)  (b. 1844 - d. 1901)  Dem
Jan 1893 - 1895            Horatio S. Sanford                 (b. 1853 - d. 1933)  Dem
1896 - 31 Dec 1897         Patrick Jerome Gleason (2nd time)  (s.a.)               Dem
Presidents
 1 Jan 1898 - 31 Dec 1901  Frederick W. Bowley                (b. 1851 - d. 1916)  Dem
 1 Jan 1902 - 31 Dec 1905  Joseph "Curly Joe" Cassidy         (b. 1866? - d. 1920) Dem
 1 Jan 1906 - 29 Apr 1908  Joseph Bermel                      (b. 1860 - d. 1921)  Dem
30 Apr 1908 - 28 Sep 1911  Lawrence Gresser                   (b. 1851 - d. 1935)  Dem
 4 Oct 1911 -  3 Apr 1928  Maurice E. Connolly                (b. 1881 - d. 1935)  Dem
18 Apr 1928 - 31 Dec 1928  Bernard M. Patten                  (b. 1881 - d.af.1961)Dem
 1 Jan 1929 - 31 Dec 1941  George Upton Harvey                (b. 1881 - d. 1946)  Rep
 1 Jan 1942 - 31 Dec 1949  James A. Burke                     (b. 1889 - d. 1965)  Dem
 1 Jan 1950 - 25 Aug 1951  Maurice A. Fitzgerald              (b. 1897 - d. 1951)  Dem
26 Aug 1951 - 31 Dec 1951  Joseph F. Mafera                   (b. 1895 - d. 1967)  Dem
 1 Jan 1952 - 31 Dec 1957  James A. Lundy                     (b. 1903 - d. 1973)  Rep
 1 Jan 1958 - 31 Dec 1958  James J. Crisona                   (b. 1907 - d. 2003)  Dem
 5 Jan 1959 - 31 Dec 1962  John T. Clancy                     (b. 1903 - d. 1985)  Dem
 2 Jan 1963 - 31 Dec 1968  Mario J. Cariello                  (b. 1907 - d. 1985)  Dem
 3 Jan 1969 - 17 Sep 1971  Sidney Leviss                      (b. 1917 - d. 2007)  Dem
22 Sep 1971 - 11 Feb 1986  Donald R. Manes                    (b. 1934 - d. 1986)  Dem
11 Feb 1986 - 31 Dec 2001  Claire K. Shulman (f)              (b. 1926)            Dem 
                             (acting to 12 Mar 1986) 
 3 Jan 2002 - 31 Dec 2013  Helen M. Marshall (f)              (b. 1929)            Dem
 1 Jan 2014 -             
Melinda R. Katz (f)                (b. 1965)            Dem



Staten Island
 
[Richmond
                          Borough flag, New York City 1948-1975]
    1948 - 1975 Richmond Borough Flag
[Staten Island
                          Borough flag, New York City]
           (from 1975) Adopted 2002

 3 Sep 1609                Named Staaten Eyelandt by the Dutch.
20 Aug 1661                Permanent settlement from this date.
18 Aug 1664                Staten Island
 1 Nov 1683                County of Richmond
25 Jan 1898                Becomes a borough of New York City (Borough of Richmond)
                             (previously administered as 5 individual townships).
Apr 1975                   Borough renamed Borough of Staten Island.
 5 Nov 1993                Non-binding referendum wins 65% support a draft charter for 
                             an independent City of Staten Island (not endorsed
                             by the City or State of New York).

Presidents
 1 Jan 1898 - 1913         George Cromwell                    (b. 1860 - d. 1934)  Rep
1914 - 11 Jul 1915         Charles J. McCormack               (b. 18.. - d. 1915)  Dem
29 Jul 1915 - 1921         Calvin Decker Van Name             (b. 1857 - d. 1924)  Dem
Jan 1922 - 14 Jul 1922     Matthew J. Cahill                  (b. 1871 - d. 1922)  Dem
18 Jul 1922 - 1933         John "Jack" A. Lynch               (b. 1882 - d. 1954)  Dem
1934 - 1945                Joseph A. Palma                    (b. 1889 - d. 1969)  Rep+Fus
1946 - 12 Feb 1953         Cornelius A. Hall                  (b. 1888 - d. 1953)  Dem
1953 - 1954                Edward G. Baker                    (b. 1906 - d. 1971)  Dem
1955 - 1965                Albert V. Maniscalco               (b. 1908 - d. 1998)  Dem
1966 - 1977                Robert T. Connor                   (b. 1919 - d. 2009)  Rep;1973 Dem
1977 - 1984                Anthony R. Gaeta                   (b. 1927 - d. 1988)  Dem
1984 - 1989                Ralph J. Lamberti                  (b. 1933)            Dem
1990 - 31 Dec 2001         Gaetano "Guy" V. Molinari          (b. 1928)            Rep
 6 Jan 2002 - 31 Dec 2013  James P. Molinaro                  (b. 1931)            Con
 1 Jan 2014 -              James S. Oddo                      (b. 1966)            Rep






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