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Old 03-14-2013, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Wassup New York. Help me figure this out please. When using your postal address in Brooklyn you put Brooklyn, in Manhattan you put New York, in The Bronx you put The Bronx, in Staten Island you put Staten Island, yet in Queens you have to put Rego Park, NY or Forest Hills, NY or LIC, NY or Carona, NY etc...why is Queens the only boro you have to do this in?? Thanks
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:37 PM
 
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This has been discussed in the past. Queens was never one city. It was a county with several different towns and villages and that got incorporated in the postal zip code (address) system.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:41 PM
 
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You don't have to. You can put the neighborhood, Queens, or New York City. The mail will still arrive. Just make sure the street, apartment/mailbox # and zip code are correct because some boroughs have repeat street names.

That's just one of those things people do because everyone else does and it gets the job done. Like mentioned above, there was a time when those areas were independent, but not anymore.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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You don't have to. You can put the neighborhood, Queens, or New York City. The mail will still arrive. Just make sure the street, apartment/mailbox # and zip code are correct because some boroughs have repeat street names.

That's just one of those things people do because everyone else does and it gets the job done. Like mentioned above, there was a time when those areas were independent, but not anymore.
Precisely. As long as the zip is correct "New York/NYC" will do.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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hey, if you want another boro question, why do people always say THE Bronx, not just Bronx.

Im going up to THE Bronx this weekend.

Im going to Brooklyn this weekend

Lets go to Staten Island this weekend, we don't say, Lets go THE Queens tomorrow....

but we will always say,
Lets go the THE Bronx.




these questions need to be answered????



PS: My return address stickers on my mail say Bath Beach, NY 11214.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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And it's not limited to Queens.

Riverdale is part of the Bronx but often times for mail you'll see "Riverdale, NY 10471" as opposed to "Bronx, NY 10471".
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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hey, if you want another boro question, why do people always say THE Bronx, not just Bronx.
The original name when it was annexed by the city from Westchester County was "the Annexed District of the Bronx" and then "The Borough of the Bronx" - referring to the Bronx River. "The Bronx" was apparently short form for casual speak and it just stuck.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:11 PM
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Location: Hudson Valley, NY
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The original name when it was annexed by the city from Westchester County was "the Annexed District of the Bronx" and then "The Borough of the Bronx" - referring to the Bronx River. "The Bronx" was apparently short form for casual speak and it just stuck.
Most of us grew up on the story that it's called 'The Bronx' because it referenced the Dutch family that owned the property - 'The Bronks'. So the answer as to who owned the land was - The Bronk(x)s.
And that stuck.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Most of us grew up on the story that it's called 'The Bronx' because it referenced the Dutch family that owned the property - 'The Bronks'. So the answer as to who owned the land was - The Bronk(x)s.
And that stuck.
Jonas bronc is not Dutch, he was Swedish.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:18 PM
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Location: Hudson Valley, NY
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Jonas bronc is not Dutch, he was Swedish.
I stand corrected, the area at the time was of course New Netherlands, hence my confusion. At my age I try not to let details and facts get in my way.
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