The DNY/RKA split is FL270 with DNY owning FL180-FL270, RKA owning FL280 up to FL600
HNK/DNY are almost always combined.
PWL splits off from SWF on an almost daily basis (during summer), usually when there is a LGA push or holding.
I believe the HTO/Southie split is FL240/250 but I'll get back to you on that.
When sectors are combined up, the controller will make sure that he is broadcasting and monitoring all frequencies, even if he plans on only using one. Some areas will specifically ask the surrounding controllers to use a single frequency, while other don't.
Example: With HNK/DNY combined up, a EWR arrival coming from ZOB 31 will be put on DNY 127.37, while a EWR arrival from SYR APPCH will be on the HNK 133.25. This is because SYR APPCH does not even know the DNY sector exists, and just ships the A/C the only freq they know (IE the HNK Freq)
Other areas would call the APCH and tell them which freq to use to ensure all A/C are on the same freq.