New York is composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.
Each borough is part of five of New York's counties: Manhattan is part of the County of New York, Brooklyn is part of the County of Kings, Queens (County of Queens), the Bronx is part of the Bronx County and Staten Island (Richmond County). Until 1898, when these counties were joined, the city of New York was only formed by Manhattan.
Although each borough has a president, their role is very limited since the management is highly centralized by the Mayor of New York. So as not to focus attention on Manhattan in politics they often refer to New York as "The Five Boroughs".
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How to Visit the Boroughs?
You can visit Manhattan at your own leisure or by booking our Upper and Lower Manhattan Tour. If you want to explore the rest of New York's boroughs, the easiest and safest option is to book our New York Contrasts Tour. This unique tour includes discovering each district and enjoying its architecture, people and culture.