Welcome to Terri’s Photo Challenge: Sunday Stills! This weeks them is Embrace.
I embraced New York City, my home for the past 20 years! In this post I will tell you briefly an important story of NYC that you never knew!
Happy Mother’s Day 💕 I’m a mom too and this is a day I don’t have to cook. Do you have anything special planned? ✨ My friend @terri.webstershrandt ‘s challenge this week is “embrace”. My entry this week is my “embrace” of my adopted city. 🌟 Add your entry with the hashtag #SundayStills so everyone can find it and comment on it. You have all week to post… ✨ #longislandcityqueens #longislandcitypiers #longislandcity #newyorklike #queensnyc #queensny #licnyc #nyc #licny #loves_nyc #nycskyline #newyorkcity #imagesofnyc #shotoniphone #shotonmoment #longislandcityny #what_i_saw_in_nyc
At one time, New York City consisted only of Manhattan island. Brooklyn was its own city too, but it was much smaller than it is today. Queens was made of many separate towns.
Ferries brought merchandise to the water fronts where the merchandise was transferred to trains.
At Gantry Plaza State Park, there are so many places to watch the sunset ☀️ If you zoom in on the water, you’ll see someone on a jet ski 👍 ✨ #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #longislandcityqueens #loves_skyandsunset #sendmeyoursunset #longislandcitypiers #what_i_saw_in_nyc #incrediblesunsets #longislandcityny #longislandcity #newyorklike #queensnyc #ig_sunsets #queensny #licnyc #nyc #licny #sunset #loves_nyc #nycskyline #newyorkcity #imagesofnyc #shotoniphone #shotonmoment #gantrygram
So How And Why Did All Of The Towns And Cities Unite?
Brooklyn was incorporating many of the surrounding towns and growing fast. However, Chicago was growing very fast and was in a position of becoming the largest city in the United States. This meant that the largest corporations might move to Chicago, causing a collapse in New York City real estate prices.
The decision to incorporate into New York City was left to a vote by all of the surrounding towns and cities. The results were so close, but after millions of Brooklyn votes were counted, the yes vote won… by just 277! If Brooklyn hadn’t recently incorporated the neighboring towns of Bushwick and Williamsburg, the results would have been very different, since people in these two towns voted overwhelmingly in favor of becoming part of NYC. Some people stilll call this The Great Mistake of 1898! Only the town of Yonkers voted no, and it remains its own town, just north of the Bronx.
We went to the Long Island City waterfront on Friday night to take photos for this post 😉 Of course, Long Island City was its own city, although it’s now part of Queens.
The Bowery Boys do a fun podcast about New York City, full of interesting facts and highly entertaining stories!
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