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  •  I do NOT (2+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, elwior

    want Peter King as my Governor!

    Seriously - Staten island becomes its own state? There are about 450,000 people living there, which would make it the smallest state in the union by population (and probably by geographical area, too).

    There are about 2.5 million people living in Brooklyn. How about Brooklyn becomes its own state? 2 Dem Senators and a real Dem Governor, for sure. I'd even consider hooking up with Queens to become a state. Together we'd have almost 5 million people, and be the 23rd largest state in the country. Still with 2 Dem senators and a real Dem governor.

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 02:22:06 PM PDT

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      sidnora, elwior

      So to inflict that dystopian idea on your this fine Saturday afternoon.

      You're right that S.I. would be the smallest state by themselves, but maybe they would join with North New Jersey.

      Thanks for playing along, I initially thought of each borough becoming a state but that seemed a bridge to far. So I was thinking of what geographical boundaries had originally played a role in shaping state boundaries.

      I think I also skipped right over the mid-Hudson counties, east of the Hudson River. Ooops!

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 02:37:09 PM PDT

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        LilithGardener, elwior

        the Senate is limited to 2 per state, and the House doesn't add any members (which they could and IMO should), your idea is very welcome. I just take exception to your state lines.

        Queens and Brooklyn would make a very cohesive political unit, as would Nassau and Suffolk. Staten Island really is closer to NJ culturally as well as geographically. Mid-Hudson would make an interesting swing state, I think.

        "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

        by sidnora on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 02:56:39 PM PDT

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