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Why Did Staten Island Want to Secede From New York?

The concept of secession isn’t new, we’ve heard of the most recent Brexit, and the less popular Calexit but did you know that Staten Island had requested for secession back in 1993 but was not entertained? There are several reasons why Staten Island wanted to break free from New York City. Some include: high taxes, …

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65% of Staten Island voted to secede from the rest of New York City in 1993, only to have their efforts blocked by the State Assembly

Partition and secession in New York The “Greater City” exists as a result of actions of the New York State Legislature, and, as such, could be reduced in size by the same mechanism. A non-binding referendum in the borough of Staten Island was held in 1993 to consider whether it should be allowed to secede …

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