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Old 08-13-2014, 01:03 AM
 
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I find the 5 boroughs of NYC interesting. Also, I haven't read up on it, but I heard municipalities in New Orleans are interestingly divided.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:10 AM
 
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How about Los Angeles?
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:14 AM
 
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How about Los Angeles?
What's fascinating about it?
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:37 AM
 
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Default Where in the US do you find interesting municipality structures?

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I find the 5 boroughs of NYC interesting. Also, I haven't read up on it, but I heard municipalities in New Orleans are interestingly divided.
Do you mean municipal buildings?
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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Do you mean municipal buildings?
No like the way cities are defined and structured.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:52 AM
 
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I'm guessing you mean how Philadelphia, San Francisco, Denver, Augusta-Richmond County and Nashville-Davidson County are city/county consolidated governments. Many cities in VA are independantly governed.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:27 PM
 
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I find the 5 boroughs of NYC interesting. Also, I haven't read up on it, but I heard municipalities in New Orleans are interestingly divided.
Ok then, New York State is interesting because it allows local governments inside local governments. Like you said there is the 5 boroughs of NYC, which are also counties. New York also has villages inside its towns (townships). So if you live in a village you actually have TWO local governments, the village and the town.

For instance, the Village of Southampton is inside the Town of Southampton. Villages are often the downtown area and/or the first part of the Town to be settled.

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Old 08-13-2014, 12:39 PM
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Ok then, New York State is interesting because it allows local governments inside local governments. Like you said there is the 5 boroughs of NYC, which are also counties. New York also has villages inside its towns (townships). So if you live in a village you actually have TWO local governments, the village and the town.

For instance, the Village of Southampton is inside the Town of Southampton. Villages are often the downtown area and/or the first part of the Town to be settled.

Southampton (village), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I've been to New York state 3 times and I've always wondered that.

There was a "city of Norwich", a "town of Smyrna" and, a "village of New Berlin" all within one county. Never understood that.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:51 PM
 
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Ok then, New York State is interesting because it allows local governments inside local governments. Like you said there is the 5 boroughs of NYC, which are also counties. New York also has villages inside its towns (townships). So if you live in a village you actually have TWO local governments, the village and the town.

For instance, the Village of Southampton is inside the Town of Southampton. Villages are often the downtown area and/or the first part of the Town to be settled.

Southampton (village), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Interesting

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.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:21 PM
 
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I've been to New York state 3 times and I've always wondered that.

There was a "city of Norwich", a "town of Smyrna" and, a "village of New Berlin" all within one county. Never understood that.
I had to look this up because I did not know what county these places are in. Turns out it is Chenango County.

Chenango County is divided into 22 Towns and 1 City (Norwich). There are also 8 villages in the towns, one of which is New Berlin. New Berlin village is inside New Berlin town.

If this sounds complicated then remember that in New York, counties are relatively weak. Most of local government (like zoning) takes place in the Towns and the Cities. When a village forms inside a town, they take over part of the authority of the town.
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