Panoramic Aerial view of Lower Manhattan. New York
Panoramic aerial view of Lower Manhattan at sunset. New York. USA

History’s David Hammack discusses the formation of modern day NYC

125 years ago, modern-day NYC formed — and set the stage for the birth of Nassau County

NewsdayDavid Hammack, the Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History Emeritus, discussed the formation of modern-day New York City, the result of a massive merger 125 years ago, noting that the new metropolis meant colossal record-keeping headaches for the new city comptroller.