'Brexit' has Staten Island councilman calling for secession

Joe Borelli is citing a vote cast in 1992, when two-thirds of people on the Island voted to secede from New York.

Joe Borelli is citing a vote cast in 1992, when two-thirds of people on the Island voted to secede from New York. (6/29/16)

STATEN ISLAND - A councilman from Staten Island is making some interesting claims about his borough that could forever change the Big Apple.

In an op-ed posted on a blog, NYC Councilmember Joe Borelli (R) suggests Staten Island residents might want to take a lesson from Great Britain, which decided earlier last week to leave the European Union.

He's citing a vote cast in 1992, when two-thirds of people on the Island voted to secede from New York.

In closing, Borelli says Staten Island has long felt separated from the rest of the boroughs.

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