“Grexit” (Greece/Greek + exit) spawned many similar terms. “Stexit” (Staten Island + exit) is a name for a possible exit of Staten Island from New York City. “Staten Island Secession? #Stexit” was cited on Twitter on June 23, 2016. The Staten Island secession movement in 2016 was suggested by Joe Borelli, a New York City Councilman representing the 51st District on Staten Island.
“Staxit” was used on the blog Gothamist on June 27, 2016, but otherwise has been rarely used.
Wikipedia: Staten Island
Staten Island /ˌstætən ˈaɪlənd/ is one of the five boroughs of New York City, in the state of New York, in the United States. In the southwest of the city, Staten Island is the southernmost part of both the city and state of New York, with Conference House Park at the southern tip of the island and the state. The borough is separated from New Jersey by the Arthur Kill and the Kill Van Kull, and from the rest of New York by New York Bay. With a 2015 Census-estimated population of 474,558, Staten Island is the least populated of the boroughs but is the third-largest in area at 58 sq mi (150 km2). The borough is coextensive with Richmond County, and until 1975 was officially the Borough of Richmond. Its flag was later changed to reflect this, though the official seal remains unchanged. Staten Island has been sometimes called “the forgotten borough” by inhabitants who feel neglected by the city government.
Staten Island Secession? #Stexit
3:00 PM - 23 Jun 2016
Let’s stir some shit up #Brexit style.
Staten Island incorporates as a city, takes ferry - stexit
Great Neck secedes from Nassau Co.- grexit
5:33 AM - 24 Jun 2016
Brexit Has Staten Island Councilman Calling For Secession, “Regardless of Cost”
BY DAVID COLON IN NEWS ON JUN 27, 2016 11:15 AM
“Regardless of cost” is certainly an interesting way to look at whether breaking away from the city is a good idea, but when you’ve got a bad case of freedom fever you’re too busy throwing up blood to really think things through. The comments on Borelli’s Facebook post suggest the idea still has plenty of support, so get ready to spend the rest of the summer talking about Staxit.
“Could NYC be in for a #Stexit?” -happy 2 expand my thoughts 4 @NYSlant, but don’t get too excited #NYC- its far off http://nyslant.com/article/opinion/could-new-york-city-be-in-for-a-stexit.html#.V3HhL9E0ODw.twitter …
9:41 PM - 27 Jun 2016
COULD NEW YORK CITY BE IN FOR A #STEXIT?
BY JOE BORELLI
JUNE 27, 2016
While there is no serious movement to revive secession at this point, it shouldn’t be dismissed as impossible.
Joe Borelli is a New York City Councilman representing the 51st District on Staten Island.
The 4 boroughs of NYC? Bye Bye SI? https://www.facebook.com/MockerTV/videos/1238210242869301/ … here’s my report on possible #STEXIT
11:03 AM - 28 Jun 2016
SILive (Staten Island, NY)
Borelli’s #Stexit idea gets secession debate going again
By Rachel Shapiro |
on June 30, 2016 at 2:42 PM
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – It all started with a single tweet.
After the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union last week, Republican Councilman Joe Borelli harkened back to 23 years ago when 65 percent of Staten Islanders voted to secede from New York City.
Including a photo of the cover of the Advance after the 1993 vote, he tweeted: “The #Brexit is inspiring… especially 2 us on #StatenIsland...Perhaps time 2 rethink what many supported #secession.”
Since then, Borelli has been tweeting about the Staten Island exit — #Stexit — and now, people all over the city are talking about it, more for its novelty and less for the likelihood that it will happen.