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New York’s first mayoral election in 1834: Riots, chaos and the election of New York’s ‘crying congressman’

New York in 1834, looking up Broadway from Bowling Green (NYPL) New Yorkers will go to the polls today to elect another mayor of New York City. ┬áThis ritual has occurred over seventy times (give or take) since the charter of New York was changed to allow for direct election of its mayors in 1834. […]