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Old 12-01-2017, 08:53 PM
 
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South Miami, FL. Take a look on Google maps. It has lots of little "islands" of incorporation scattered in an area of Miami Dade County north of the bulk of the town. I believe this happened many decades ago after its initial incorporation of a much lager area when some citizens successfully got large swaths of the city unincorporated, reverting back to the previously unincorporated Dade County, leaving scattered little areas remaining in the city.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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If you count separation by water, NYC is an obvious example. Only Brooklyn and Queens are contiguous. (There is a tiny sliver of the Bronx that is under the jurisdiction of Manhattan, but it's so small most people don't even realize it.) Off the top of my head I can't think of another city with major areas so separated by so many different waterways.
I took a quick look on Google Maps and it looks like the neighborhood you are referring to is "Marble Hill"-- the only Manhattan neighborhood to be on the US mainland. I wonder how that came about?
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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The southwest boundary of ABQ looks like a wildfire map. They really need to annex.

Albuquerque Google Map
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:31 AM
 
Location: crafton pa
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I took a quick look on Google Maps and it looks like the neighborhood you are referring to is "Marble Hill"-- the only Manhattan neighborhood to be on the US mainland. I wonder how that came about?
It happened because the course of the Harlem River was artificially changed to straighten it out and allow faster transit by ship traffic. The Marble Hill neighborhood was originally located on Manhattan; the rerouting of the river left it on the mainland instead.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Raleigh has a bunch of tiny discontiguous areas.
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:46 PM
 
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Boston has a tiny section of Boston University that connects the Back Bay to Allston/Brighton.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bo...!4d-71.0588801
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Have you guys seen Charleston, SC?
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ch...!4d-79.9310512

Or Durham, NC? (Raleigh was mentioned before)
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Du...9!4d-78.898619

Or Greensboro, NC?
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gr...!4d-79.7919754

Or Columbia, SC?
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Co...!4d-81.0348144
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:49 PM
 
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Lansing, MI
Kalamazoo, MI
Flint, MI
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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The municipalities around Raleigh have some really funky, messed up boundaries. You can thank the crazy annexation laws that existed until a few years ago for that.

Cary, NC:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ca...!4d-78.7811169

Apex, NC:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ap...!4d-78.8502856

Holly Springs, NC:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ho...!4d-78.8336218

Fuquay Varina, NC:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fu...!4d-78.8000128

Wake Forest, NC:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wa...!4d-78.5097228

Morrisville, NC:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mo...!4d-78.8255621
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Columbia has a massive part of their city (at least 50%) to the east of DT that is totally NOTHING. It looks strictly rural. That is really odd.
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