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Old 09-17-2007, 04:40 PM
 
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Howcome those are the only 2 boroughs that aren't written as "Queens, NY" and "Staten Island, NY" in their addresses? I've wondered this for a while.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:42 PM
 
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Queens is referred to as Queens, NY. Staten Island is Staten Island, NY. Brooklyn is Brooklyn, NY. Bronx is Bronx, NY.

Manhattan is the only one addressed as New York, NY.
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Do you mean it is referred to by neighborhood? Like Ridgewood, NY rather than Queens, NY? Although I've never seen the SI neighborhoods used in mailing addresses..... like Todt Hill, NY.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:32 AM
 
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Howcome those are the only 2 boroughs that aren't written as "Queens, NY" and "Staten Island, NY" in their addresses? I've wondered this for a while.
Great question! I would like to know also, maybe its borough pride?
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Queens is referred to as Queens, NY. Staten Island is Staten Island, NY. Brooklyn is Brooklyn, NY. Bronx is Bronx, NY.

Manhattan is the only one addressed as New York, NY.
I know what the OP's trying to convey. He's asking why in Queens the respective neighborhoods have their own address lines, like Forest Hills, NY, Springfield Gardens, NY, etc, whereas in the Bronx it's just Bronx, NY, and in Manhattan it's New York, NY. I don't know the answer unfortunately.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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^ Sorry I meant to say she, not he.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:29 PM
 
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Actually, Riverdale is Riverdale, NY although it is in the Bronx.

Anyway, I asked this many moons ago and the answer was that Queens is a conglomeration of what used to be a whole bunch of little towns. That is why they have retained their own addresses.

It is not exclusive though, as I have seen addresses just for Queens, NY.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:31 PM
 
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Actually, Riverdale is Riverdale, NY although it is in the Bronx.

Anyway, I asked this many moons ago and the answer was that Queens is a conglomeration of what used to be a whole bunch of little towns. That is why they have retained their own addresses.

It is not exclusive though, as I have seen addresses just for Queens, NY.
Sounds about right...Anyone else have a clue? This ? has been sticking to my brain all day.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:42 PM
 
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Another anamoly is that Marble Hill in the Bronx is politically part of Manhattan. It used to be in Manhattan, but they redirected the Harlem River, which is actually a strait, and it ended up in the Bronx. However, they allowed them to remain politically part of Manhattan.
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:53 PM
 
Location: bay ridge
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i always just thought it was because queens is the largest borough, geographically. of course, that lends us no help on SI
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