To learn a little more about The Big City; it is essential to discover its five boroughs:
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".