From the Bronx to the Battery, SUPERSTRUCTURES helps restore the backbone of New York City’s five boroughs.
But for those outside NYC (and even some residents), the names of the boroughs can be a bit bewildering. This article helps make sense of it all.
- The term “borough” itself is of British origin, reflecting the historic shift from New Amsterdam to New York.
- Manhattan is the only borough with the mailing address of “New York, New York” (so good they named it twice, according to Gerard Kenny).
- Though they may seem like independent enclaves, both Roosevelt and Governors Islands are part of Manhattan.
- When mailing something to the Bronx, it’s just “Bronx, NY” (no “the”). The Bronx is also the only borough connected to the U. S. mainland.
- Staten Island is the only borough not linked to the others by MTA train (only by ferry).