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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 of parties); Ind = Independent; Lib = Liberal Party (New York social liberal, est.1944); Rep = Republican Party (conservative, center-right, est.1829); 
- Former parties: MOL = Municipal Ownership League (William Randolph Hearst coalition, split from Dem, 1904-1906); Whg = Whig Party (economic nationalist, protectionist, anti-Jacksonian, 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
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)            Dem
 7 Jan 1970 - 28 Jan 1979  Robert Abrams                      (b. 1938)            Dem
28 Jan 1979 - 15 Apr 1987  Stanley Simon                      (b. c.1930)          Dem
15 Apr 1987 -  6 Jan 2002  Fernando Ferrer                    (b. 1950)            Dem
 6 Jan 2002 - 21 May 2009  Adolfo Carrión, Jr.                (b. 1961)            Dem
21 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                James 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. 1902)  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. 1864 - 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. 1870 - 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 - 1919                Frank L. Dowling                   (b.c.1865 - d. 1919) Dem
1919                       Edward F. Boyle                    (b.c.1876 - d. 1943) Dem
1919                       Michael F. Loughman (acting)       (b.c.1867 - 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
24 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 Norman 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
 
[Flag of Long Island
                        City, New York c.1873-1898]
            Long Island City Flag c.1873 - 1898
[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 (in northwestern Queens County).
 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)                           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)                           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. 18.. - 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 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. 19..)  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)  Rep; 1965
                                                                                   Dem+Rep+Lib

 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 supports (65%) a draft charter for 
                             an independent City of Staten Island, move is not 
                             approved by New York City or the 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                  (d. 1922)            Dem
18 Jul 1922 - 1933         John A. Lynch                      (b. 1882 - d. 19..)  Dem
1934 - 1945                Joseph A. Palma                    (b. 1889 - d. 1969)  Rep+Fus
1946 - Feb 1953            Cornelius A. Hall                  (b. 1889 - 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
1977 - 1984                Anthony R. Gaeta                   (b. 1927 - d. 1988)  Dem
1984 - 1989                Ralph J. Lamberti                  (b. 1933)            Dem
1990 - 31 Dec 2001         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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