On this day, January 1st, 1898, New York, New York annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The hotly debated issue narrowly passes in a vote bringing Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx together. Staten Island joins the City on January 25th.
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