Ten­sion has bub­bled between Boston and New York since the 17th cen­tury, when the Puri­tans, who founded Boston, and the Dutch, who founded New York, squab­bled over Long Island.

We’re so small com­pared to New York, but we’re so pow­erful,” said North­eastern Uni­ver­sity his­to­rian Bill Fowler, acknowl­edging that Boston, with just over 600,000 res­i­dents, is smaller than the bor­ough of Brooklyn. “On per capita basis, we’ve got you beat, it’s just that you’re bigger.”

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