January 1, 1898 in New York history

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126 years ago on January 1st, 1898

The City of Greater New York is formed when most of today's five boroughs are consolidated into one city

Small changes would add to the city over the years, but this unified the majority of NYC as it is known today and became a major milestone in the city's development. The consolidation formed a city of 3.4 million people, larger than modern-day Chicago, and would quickly grow over the next 50 years due to continued immigration and the construction of the subway system.


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Record High: 62°F in 1966
Record Low: -4°F in 1918

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