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Bronx

Bronx



The Bronx is the northernmost borough of New York City and the only borough on the mainland. Its name comes from a 17th century settler from Europe named Jonas Bronck, who established a homestead in what is now the Mott Haven neighborhood. Explore images of the...

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn



Originally known as Breuckelen, this independent city became a borough of New York City as a result of the creation of Greater New York in the consolidation of 1898. The Museum's extensive collection of images depicting Brooklyn show the Battle of Brooklyn, the...

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Manhattan

Manhattan



Manhattan was originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians, who called it Mannahata. The Dutch established the settlement of New Amsterdam in 1624; when the English took the territory from the Dutch in 1664, they renamed it New York. Today, Manhattan is home to more...

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Queens

Queens



The borough of Queens is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the world, with inhabitants from more than 100 different nations. The Museum's collection represents both the industrial and residential evolution of Queens, as well as attractions such as Flushing...

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Staten Island

Staten Island



The first Dutch settlement on Staten Island was established in 1661. The borough gave rise to farms and fishing ports, as well as growing residential neighborhoods in the 20th century. Explore images of Sailors Snug Harbor, Staten Island's beaches and waterfront,...

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