On the first day of the marriage equality law, New York City wed a record 659 couples. 484 were married by State Court Judges who volunteered their time to be part of the event. New York is the sixth and largest state in the nation to legalize same sex marriages. Clerk's offices in all five boroughs were open for a full day, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

"Today was a historic day in our City, and we couldn't be prouder that on the first day that everyone in New York City could have their love affirmed in the eyes of the law, we were able to serve everyone," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. "I want to thank all of the city workers and volunteers who made this success possible."

The Mayor brought together two-long time City Hall staffers at Gracie Mansion late Sunday evening. Jonathan Mintz, the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs and John Feinblatt, the Mayor's top policy adviser married with their two daughters and family present.

Of the 659 marriage licenses issued citywide, 511 couples had at least one spouse from New York City. Below is a breakdown of the licenses issued by borough:

365 in Manhattan 121 in Brooklyn 89 in Queens 42 in the Bronx 41 on Staten Island

Many people came from out-of-state to tie the knot in the Big Apple. The following states were represented: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

The City Clerk's office in all five boroughs will be open from 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM for the remainder of the week – an additional two hours each day.