While it might seem that there are a lot of cities in the Greater Capital Region, since they outnumber counties 13 to 11, this ratio is a bit on the high side insofar as there are only as many cities in the state as there are counties: 62. Therefore, on average, each county has its own city. Of course, in the case of New York City, that particular city has five counties (Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), and Queens; called boroughs of the city itself). As a result, you’ll find that the counties of the far northern and western reaches of the state have very few cities.
And like New York City’s boroughs, most cities have similar divisions, though mostly for political purposes, called wards. Some (especially the larger cities) are also broken down into historic neighborhoods or ethnic enclaves. In the future, when I devote significantly more time to each particular city, these wards, neighborhoods, and enclaves will be showcased as well.
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