Staten Island may push for ‘Stexit’ to secede from New York City

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Staten Island, NY - After the fallout from Britain's historic Brexit vote, the next major break-away could happen right in the Big Apple.

Yep, after Brexit....we could be in for Stexit.

That's because some Staten Island residents want to "secede" from New York and become their own city!

But New Yorkers say-- not in a "New York Minute!"

Yeah, back in 1993, 65 percent of Staten Islanders voted to "leave" New York City and strike off on their own.

It never happened, though, because of a laundry list of reasons forcing them to stay-- back then.

But now, the winds of change may be blowing on New York Harbor once again.

"No, Staten Island should stay right here," one man on the street insisted.

"Some people have never even heard about Staten Island," another resident countered.

"They treat like Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn like, like Staten Island doesn't exist," another resident protested.

Yeah, some call it "the Forgotten Borough," and SI's city councilman Joe Borelli wants to change that.

That's why he tweeted, "The #Brexit is inspiring...especially to us on Staten Island...perhaps time to rethink what many supported-- #Secession."

"Staten Island has a history of thought of secession," Borelli explained in an interview. "And it goes back to 1898 when we first consolidated."

But at the end of the day, Staten Islanders may need to face the music back in Britain.

....Like the classic hit from Brit rockers The Clash, "Should I stay or should I go?"

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