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Old 08-13-2014, 01:26 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Also, within boroughs you have cities or sections. Like in Brooklyn, you have Flatbush, Benson hurst, Brownsville, and etc. They are referred to as neighborhoods, but they fit characteristics of a city without administration.
The boroughs are pretty big, like the size of cities like Boston or San Francisco. So they have different communities or neighborhoods just like other cities. And some neighborhoods like Howard Beach in Queens are subdivided into even smaller neighborhoods like Hamilton Beach, Lindenwood, Rockwood Park and Old Howard.

Howard Beach, Queens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Queens in particular has a strong neighborhood and community identity.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:30 PM
 
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New York State has a pretty interesting structure that many people who aren't native don't quite understand.

Another place with an interesting structure is Pennsylvania, with it's use of Boroughs (eg. the Borough of North East, PA), townships (eg. Summit Township), and cities (eg. City of Erie). I feel like it's much similar to NY's, just with different names.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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In Virginia all cities are independent of the counties that surround them. For example, the City of Harrisonburg is surrounded by Rockingham County, but the city is completely separate and not a part of the county. Baltimore and St Louis are also like this, but they are the only examples in their respective states. In Virginia it's all cities.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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In Massachusetts, county government doesn't exist except in the southeastern part of the state, where they're still weak.
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