Hey New Yorkers: Can you tell us who was the first mayor of New York City in 1898 after all five boroughs were consolidated? I’ll give you a hint…He’s the man with the mustache!
You’ve guessed right, it’s Robert Anderson Van Wyck, an attorney turned politician, who served as mayor of NYC from 1898 to 1901.
Want to learn more about the mayors of New York City? Check out ‘Part II: The Mayors of Greater New York From 1898’ at NYPL to get the scoop on Mr. Van Wyck and those who followed him!
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