The history of New York City has a long and exciting history. From 1500 to the present, significant personalities and events mark each time period and a variety of sources can help tell this story. Until the 20th century, the history of the city is a history of independent boroughs, but in 1898 Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island were consolidated to become the New York City that we know today, and a new chapter in the history of New York City begins.
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