I’m proud to have sponsored the legislation that co-names Jerome Avenue and E. 193rd Street, Cinco de Mayo Place, recognizing Mexican culture and heritage. The Mexican community is a strong force in the commercial and cultural vibrancy of the Kingsbridge neighborhood. The new sign is an official recognition of this contribution. On May 5th I was joined by Ambassador Diego Gomez Pickering, Consul General of Mexico; Congresswoman Maritza Marin, President of the Migrant Affairs Committee Estado Puebla Mexico; Ernesto Leyva, Secretary of Migrant Affairs, Estado Puebla Mexico; and Jairo Guzman, President of the Mexican Coalition for the unveiling of the new sign.
The Bronx is the only majority Hispanic borough in New York City. Mexicans are the fastest growing Hispanic population in the city and the third largest segment of the Hispanic population in the Kingsbridge area.